MHCJ will be offered for the first time in September 2020. To indicate your interest in this upcoming program, receive finalized program information and an opening date to Apply when available, please fill out our Arts & Science Program Interest Form.
Building community, enhancing lives
Apply an interprofessional approach to the provision of services and supports for individuals with mental health or substance use challenges in contact with the criminal justice system.
Are you passionate about social justice?
Operating from a social justice perspective, the Mental Health, Addictions, and Criminal Justice program emphasizes the values related to and importance of social responsibility, advocacy, community-capacity building, and interprofessional practice.
We’ll help you succeed
Upon completion of the program, you'll have an enhanced understanding of and ability to provide integrated services and supports, as well as to advocate for change in the systems and structures that individuals with mental health or substance use challenges experience in the justice system. You'll also have an increased understanding of the impact of systems, colonization, decolonization, and systemic racism on Indigenous peoples and communities.
As a graduate, you'll work in front line positions supporting individuals with mental health and/or addiction challenges in residential and community programs. You'll often be in a position of guiding people to be as independent as possible, and to help them in areas of day-to-day functioning as they move through recovery. This may include activities of daily living and life management skills. Roles often involve individual or small group activities, and working with a team.
Our graduates have been hired with a variety of agencies, including law enforcement (public, military, sheriffs, by-law enforcement, public and private security); adult, youth, and community corrections; victim services; restorative justice; and Canadian Border Services.