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Program Code: 11171 Credential: Diploma Program Length: 4 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Community and Justice Services diploma program prepares students to help create safe and healthy spaces by applying a social justice, inclusive and anti-oppressive lens in learning about community and institutional sectors of the justice system. Our curriculum combines theory and applied skills focusing on the development of strong interpersonal, problem-solving and assessment abilities.  You’ll be prepared for occupations where you will work with people in conflict with the law and other marginalized client groups and will learn about the development of community programs, correctional facilities, restorative justice initiatives and preventative measures.

Our faculty are skilled, committed and have direct work experience within community agencies and institutional correctional services beyond their strong educational credentials and active research in the field. As a result, our program has strong community links. Our advisory committee regularly reviews our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of developments in the field. Students will have opportunity to gain the breadth of knowledge and experience needed to meet the demands of an entry-level position in the field of community and justice services.

Courses Program Standards

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:


  1. Communicate in a manner consistent with professional ethics and practice, and a respect for self, others, and relevant law, policies and legislation.

  2. Employ all relevant static and dynamic safety and security techniques to ensure the protection of the public, staff, and clients in institutional, residential, and community settings.

  3. Intervene with clients, individually and in groups, in order to address and manage barriers to promote inclusion, positive growth and personal development.

  4. Collect information, observe, monitor, record and assess client behaviour accurately in compliance with legal and organizational requirements.

  5. Assist in the prevention, management and resolution of conflict, crises, and emergency situations using intervention strategies as prescribed by relevant legislative requirements and industry certification and/or standards.

  6. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with colleagues, supervisors and community justice stakeholders to maintain a productive, professional and safe working environment.

  7. Engage in program planning, implementation, assessment, and evaluation to meet the needs of clients, staff, community and administration within the context of an interdisciplinary setting.

  8. Apply knowledge of the history, philosophy, and diverse models of corrective action, of detention, rehabilitation, and reintegration to decision-making and institutional practices.

  9. Develop and implement self-care strategies using self-awareness, self-inquiry and reflection.

  10. Work in a manner consistent with professional ethics demonstrating respect for self, others and relevant legislation, policies and procedures in a multi-disciplinary workplace.

  11. Assess and respond to the strengths and needs of clients, including complex responses impacted by mental health, addictions and other social factors in order to support and promote positive change.

  12. Promote inclusive practices within community and justice services to increase understanding within the community and meet the needs of diverse populations.


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Work Placement

You will have an opportunity to practise your skills and apply theoretical knowledge during a comprehensive 400 hour field experience with one organization. This experience is typically unpaid. Students will work in the field two days per week over Semesters 3 and 4 (200 hours each term). Alongside this experience, you will also complete course work and attend a seminar class.

With the support of a dedicated field advisor, students will use job search skills to find, apply for and interview with organizations in order to secure their field experience. Once in the field, you will be supported by a seminar instructor who will guide you as you build your confidence and professional reputation.


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Community Partnerships

The Faculty of Social & Community Services has successful partnerships with an extensive list of agencies that provide placement/employment opportunities for Humber graduates. It is not unusual for some of our Faculty of Social & Community Services students to receive job offers before they graduate.


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Your Career

Our program allows you to help contribute towards creating safe and healthy communities. You may be involved in a variety of roles within the field such as:

  • border officer
  • community crime prevention worker
  • community justice worker
  • law enforcement officer
  • open custody youth worker
  • provincial or federal adult correctional officer
  • provincial youth service officer
  • residential worker
  • victim services worker

Gain the competitive edge that will qualify you for positions in a variety of settings such as:

  • community-based advocacy agencies
  • court settings
  • institutional or community correctional settings
  • law enforcement departments
  • residences for persons in conflict with the law

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA)

Graduates may apply to become members of the Canadian Criminal Justice Association (CCJA).

Criminal Justice Association of Ontario

Graduates may apply to become members of the Criminal Justice Association of Ontario.

Additional requirements may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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January 2023 Lakeshore Open
Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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Start dates between Sept 2022 - Aug 2023
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Start dates between Sept 2023 - Aug 2024
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Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Three Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U courses in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

Within the first two semesters of the program, students may be required to complete:

  • Valid Standard First Aid with CPR-C and Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
    Note: Students should attain or renew their certificates upon direction by Field Placement Advisor to ensure certificates do not become invalid by placement commencement date.
  • Some correctional agencies have standards for minimum hearing and vision. Employers who provide field placement opportunities may require students to undergo a vulnerable sector check for criminal offences. It is important for potential students to understand that the requirements noted above are beyond the control of Humber and may prevent students from completing the full program, including the field placement component, and/or securing employment. Applicants are advised to check the requirements for specific positions in which they are interested before enrolling in this program.
  • It is recommended that students complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer experience in a community or correctional setting prior to program entry.

Note: A vulnerable sector check will be requested during your program of study. In respect of the 90-day limit on validity of vulnerable sector checks and the types of checks required by various agencies, please do not attain a vulnerable sector check prior to being accepted to the program. Faculty will support students upon arrival to the program to ensure they apply for the correct type of police documentation at the appropriate time.

Fees

The 2022-2023 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $3,759.88
  • international: $16,394.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

Approximately $300 to $500 - textbooks, (for one semester).

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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Contact Us

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

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Contact Information

Tonia Richard, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3682
tonia.richard@humber.ca

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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