Building community, enhancing lives
Apply an interprofessional approach to the provision of services and supports for individuals with mental health and substance use challenges in contact with the mental health, social services, and 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. The program provides a basis to build an environment where students in health, social services, and the criminal justice fields can develop collaborative, cooperative, and coordinated practice for providing client-centred care.
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 and the justice system experience. You'll also have an increased understanding of the impact of systems, colonization, decolonization, including information related to the systemic racism of Indigenous peoples and communities.
As a graduate, you will have systemic level awareness and skills to navigate and support individuals with mental health and/or addiction challenges in residential and community. You will enhance your existing skills to support you in the workplace to better advocate, support, and serve clients. Our graduates may be currently working or wanting to pursue a career with a variety of mental health, addictions, community, and criminal justice agencies.