PACE Report: Rural Disaster Resilience Planning Framework

Disasters can and do happen. Be prepared. Small, rural, remote and coastal communities have been affected by hurricanes, wildfires, water contamination and other hazards. Some communities have slowly disappeared while others have flourished. What makes the difference? Why are some communities more resilient to disasters and change? How can communities help themselves survive and prosper? Download the pdf report JIBC Resilience Planning

Paramedic Training Comes to Cranbrook

Justice Institute of British Columbia and College of the Rockies partner to deliver Primary Care Paramedic Training Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) and College of the Rockies (COTR) are excited to enter into a partnership to deliver Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) training in Cranbrook, starting February 2014. This announcement is supported by a commitment from the Ministry of Advanced Education to expand  paramedic training to rural areas . The partnership fits with COTR’s commitment to local community sustainability and JIBC’s strategic priority to expand … Continued

Positioning Aboriginal Women for Management Roles in Northern BC

Filling the Current Gap in Training NEWS RELEASE August 7, 2013 First time offering of Aboriginal Leadership Program in Dease Lake NEW WESTMINSTER – Moving aboriginal women beyond front-line administrative roles to position them as leaders in their Northern communities is the focus of the Associate Certificate in Aboriginal Leadership being offered by Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) for the first time this September in the small northern community of Dease Lake, B.C. The Associate Certificate is filling a … Continued

New Advanced Certificate in Community Care Licensing

New credential first in Canada to address educational needs of Community Care Licensing Officers JIBC is set to launch a new credential that covers the knowledge and competencies required by Community Care Licensing Officers (CCLOs). The Advanced Specialty Certificate in Community Care Licensing starts in October 2013. CCLOs are employed by provincial health authorities to inspect and monitor private and public facilities for child care, youth residential care, residential group care and long-term care in B.C. They also conduct investigations, … Continued

JIBC to launch its Law Enforcement Studies Diploma in Victoria starting September 2013

Learn more at April 23 Open House in Victoria The Law Enforcement Studies Diploma (LESD) provides you with the theoretical background, applied skills and specialized knowledge required to become a superior candidate in a recruiting process, and have a higher possibility of success at the entry-level employment stage in a range of investigation and law enforcement occupations, after two years of full-time study. In addition to the traditional academically focused courses, this program offers the opportunity for you to learn a number of applied law … Continued

Nunavut sheriffs to benefit from JIBC’s experience and expertise

The Sheriff Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been selected to provide a training program for court sheriffs in the Territory of Nunavut. JIBC provides training for all BC sheriff recruits and this is the first time the program has been offered outside of the province. According to Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond, “This is a strong endorsement of the Sheriff Academy and the level of training and expertise it provides. I have attended sheriff recruit … Continued

JIBC launches Canada's first Bachelor of Public Safety Administration

Inter-disciplinary program will develop strong managers and supervisors in public safety Public safety organizations across Canada are increasingly requiring that their staff develop a greater breadth of knowledge and skills. JIBC’s new Bachelor of Public Safety Administration (BPSA) degree develops students’ technical, managerial, and administrative competencies so they can thrive as effective public safety managers and supervisors in this changing work environment. “Students in the program will build their theoretical and methodological knowledge, and develop the practical skills needed for career advancement in today’s inter-disciplinary … Continued

BC Lieutenant Governor Steven Point among award recipients to be honoured at Justice Institute of British Columbia Foundation Gala on December 3

NEW WESTMINSTER – The Honourable Steven L. Point, OBC, Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, is among individuals and organizations to be recognized for outstanding contributions to justice, public safety, and community leadership at the 11th Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) Foundation Awards for Justice and Public Safety Gala. The Awards Gala will take place at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver on December 3, 2012. Proceeds from the event will support student scholarships, bursaries and awards; fund research opportunities; and purchase … Continued

JIBC Board of Governors appoints Dr. Michel Tarko as new JIBC President

Dr. Tarko succeeds Jack McGee The Board of Governors at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Michel Tarko as the new JIBC President, effective October 1, 2012. Dr. Tarko has more than 25 years of experience in the post-secondary education system, serving in leadership roles ranging from faculty member to Curriculum Manager, Associate Dean, Dean, and most recently as JIBC’s Vice-President, Academic since September 2009. He succeeds Jack McGee, who is … Continued