Community Justice and Police Studies

Youth at Risk

1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Opportunity to complete multiple certifications like mental health first aid, leadership and conflic resolution.


Train for a meaningful career working with youth at risk. Learn therapeutic, mental health and addictions strategies. This program offers several experiential learning opportunities to give you job-ready skills from behaviour management simulations to student-led research initiatives. Explore themes like youth gangs, restorative justice, substance abuse and special needs. 

Your Future Career

  • Youth restorative justice services
  • Indigenous youth services
  • Youth treatment facilities
  • Acute care facilities
  • Addiction and support services
  • Community and victim services

What You Learn

  • Mental health and addictions
  • Early intervention
  • Youth justice
  • Case and behaviour management
  • Program leadership and development
  • Indigenous youth and special populations

Post-Secondary Diploma, advanced Diploma or Degree in a related field that includes: Community Justice Services; Mental Health & Addiction; Social Service Worker; Early Childhood Education; Indigenous Wellness and Addictions; Recreation Leadership; and Police Foundations. 

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency. You must have a minimum overall band score of 6.0, with no band less than 5.5, on the Academic International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or equivalent accepted English language proficiency test to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. Notwithstanding the above, the English proficiency standards required to obtain Study Permits and Temporary Resident Visas from Canadian Embassies vary around the world. The higher English language proficiency standard will apply.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

YAR110 Youth Justice
YAR120 Youth at Risk: Current Trends
YAR130 Mental Health and Addiction
YAR140 Therapeutic Programming I
YAR150 Trauma Informed Care
YAR160 Early Intervention
YAR170 Youth for Youth: Action Based Research

Semester 2

YAR210 Case Management
YAR220 Program Leadership and Development
YAR230 Indigenous Youth
YAR250 Behaviour Management
YAR260 Special Populations
YAR280 Restorative Justice
YAR240 Therapeutic Programming II (Applied) (1 Week off Campus)

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1046.72 - 1186.72 - $700 $4606.96

2019-2020 1 year Ontario College Graduate Certificate

Commerce Court Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $12422.97 $1696.72 - 1773.72 - $700 $14896.69

Ontario College Certificate

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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Students and graduates who are looking to further their education have many options available. Explore the Transfer and Pathway Guide to learn more about these opportunities.

Micheline McWhirter – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139