Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is Canada’s leading public safety educator developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through its exceptional applied education, training and research.
Founded in 1978 as a public post-secondary institution with a provincial mandate, JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide.
Each year, more than 26,000 students study at one of JIBC’s six campuses in B.C., through online distance education, and at more than 170 other locations in B.C., across Canada and around the world.
Who We Are
Safer communities and a more just society.
Developing dynamic justice and public safety professionals through exceptional applied education, training and research.
Unique among post-secondary institutions in Canada, the Justice Institute of British Columbia offers specialized, applied education, training, and research in conjunction with our community partners in the fields of justice and public safety.
Programs & Courses
Our approach to education emphasizes realistic simulations and applied learning delivered by instructors who are experienced practitioners.
A JIBC education prepares professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their chosen career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.
Programs and courses are offered in three schools:
- School of Public Safety
firefighting, emergency management, and driver training
- School of Health, Community & Social Justice
paramedicine and continuing medical education, conflict resolution, mediation, negotiation, counselling, leadership, and Aboriginal programs
- School of Criminal Justice & Security
policing, sheriffs, security, investigation, enforcement, corrections, probation
JIBC as a whole and our three schools maintain internationally recognized accreditations.
JIBC also works with clients – in BC, Canada and internationally – on a contractual basis to develop and deliver customized solutions that meet their employees’ educational needs.
Programs and courses are primarily offered at six campuses: the main campus in New Westminster, and five other campuses in British Columbia. JIBC also delivers programs and courses throughout BC, in more than 170 communities. Courses are delivered face-to-face and online.
Educational partnerships with more than 30 post-secondary institutions across BC, Canada and beyond broaden the reach of the Institute’s programs.
The JIBC Library maintains a large collection of justice and public safety books, journals, video, and audio, and provides access to extensive online resources. Librarians are available to provide research assistance.
The Office of Graduate Studies & Academic Services sets standards for and oversees the development of academic programs, and coordinates the delivery of liberal arts courses and eLearning.
The Office of Applied Research builds JIBC’s research capacity through a range of initiatives and projects.
The JIBC Foundation supports JIBC by raising funds for scholarships and bursaries, research initiatives, and the purchase of equipment and other learning tools.
Last updated April 1, 2015