In this program, you will gain an understanding of the elements of the justice system in Canada, how those elements relate to each other, and how the system works at the local, provincial/territorial, and federal levels. You will learn the complex origins of crime and criminal behaviour; how to work with other professionals to improve community safety; and how to apply skills in mediation and conflict resolution to communicate effectively in stressful situations. You will also learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the connected contemporary issues within the justice system.
Completing this diploma program will allow you to connect with working professionals in the justice system and to experience what it means to work in the field through a practicum placement.
Understanding the roles and requirements for a number of justice-related professions will prepare you for entry level positions in the justice field or degree completion in a Justice Studies or related undergraduate program.
Our program offers:
- Dynamic learning activities
- Blend of theoretical knowledge and practical skills
- Dedicated instructors who will help you succeed
- Practicum placement that will give you experience in the justice field
Graduates of the program will develop the knowledge, skills, and attributes that enable them to:
- Employ oral, written, and non-verbal communication strategies that are appropriate for situation and context
- Analyse elements of the justice system and how they relate to one another
- Interpret federal, provincial, and municipal laws in order to apply them within different areas of the justice system
- Assess systemic issues within the justice system that impact the interactions of Indigenous and Non- Indigenous Canadians with the justice system
- Assess societal inequities for their impact on the justice system and its interactions with various populations
- Work collaboratively as a member of a team, program partnership, and/or interprofessional group
- Describe the impact of global issues on the Canadian justice system
- Assess varying sources of information for accuracy and relevance
- Assess issues in the community and work collaboratively with partners to address these issues
- Consistently and coherently apply moral principles to personal and professional practice
- Demonstrate professional and ethical conduct
- Seek new knowledge, skills, and supports to maintain and improve personal physical, spiritual, and psychological well-being holistically