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March 31, 2015

JIBC charts a new strategic direction

2015-2020 Strategic Plan builds upon JIBC’s strengths in public safety education, training and applied research

JIBC Board of Governors with Andrew Wilkinson, Suzanne Anton, Shirley Bond, Songhee First Nations Elder Joan Morris and Sue Hendricks, Chair, JIBC Aboriginal Education Advisory CouncilJIBC Board of Governors, JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko (seventh from left) with Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson (sixth from left), Attorney General and Minister of Justice Suzanne Anton (third from right), and Shirley Bond, Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training (fifth from left), Songhees First Nation Elder Joan Morris (fifth from right) and Sue Hendricks, Chair of JIBC's Aboriginal Education Advisory Council (second from right), at the launch of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan held at the Victoria Campus.


Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has launched its new Strategic Plan that will guide the Institute over the next five years.

To realize JIBC’s revised vision and mission, the plan outlines the Institute’s four strategic priorities over the next five years:

  • Be relevant and impactful.
  • Increase engagement and awareness.
  • Create exceptional environments.
  • Be effective and accountable.

JIBC will focus on a number of goals and actions included in these priorities that builds on its strong foundation as a public post-secondary institution with a provincial mandate:

  • Offer focused, specialized, and applied education, training and research across economic sectors that reflect labour market and educational needs and trends.
  • Increase learning opportunities across the province through collaboration with post-secondary institutions, communities and other organizations.
  • Increase inter-professional applied training, education and research.
  • Expand stakeholder engagement and actively market programs and capabilities.
  • Cultivate outstanding working and learning places.
  • Enhance organizational effectiveness and expand public accountability.

The plan was approved by JIBC’s Board of Governors in February 2015. Over the past week, it was introduced to stakeholders, faculty, staff and students at events in Victoria and New Westminster, and via webcast to JIBC's regional campuses. It is the result of an extensive, 18-month consultation process that included input from JIBC staff, faculty, students, stakeholders and partners.

“I am confident that our new strategic plan will meet our vision of safer communities and a more just society,” said JIBC Board Chair Doug Eastwood, Q.C. “Extensive stakeholder consultation was invaluable in determining how JIBC will expand its readiness to serve our students, stakeholders and partners and develop dynamic justice and public safety professionals.”

“The direction of this strategic plan builds on the success and ground-breaking work of our staff, faculty and graduates,” said JIBC President and CEO Dr. Michel Tarko. “As we continue to meet the needs of our students, staff and stakeholders, we are committed to being at the forefront of justice and public safety education, training and applied research.”

The summary of the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan is available on JIBC’s Strategic Plan & Reports webpage.

About Justice Institute of British Columbia

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. JIBC offers internationally recognized education that leads to certificates, diplomas, bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates; exceptional continuing education for work and career-related learning and development; and customized contract training to government agencies and private organizations worldwide. Our education provides professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to excel at every stage of their career contributing to safer communities and a more just society.

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