School of Justice and Community Development
Make a Difference Every Day
Serving your community can be an inspiring and rewarding career. Our programs are always evolving to adapt to advances and changing needs. You’ll get related experiential learning, including extensive placements, as well as the opportunity to obtain additional certifications and specialized skills valued by employers.
Explore Your Options in the First Semester
The core Law and Justice programs at Fleming College share a common first semester, so you can switch into another program for semester two, provided you have met certain academic conditions. You'll learn about the many career options available in the different program areas, while you acquire a base of knowledge and fundamental skills that are transferable.
Programs in the School of Justice and Community Development
Police Foundations Skills for Justice Scenario Lab
Our Police Foundations Skills for Justice Scenario Lab is inspired by training centres that leading law enforcement agencies are using today.
Your Paralegal Career Starts Here
Our Paralegal program is accredited with the Law Society of Upper Canada (LSUC) and meets all competency requirements. You will be prepared to write the licensing exam to become a member of the LSUC. As a licensed paralegal in Ontario, you can commission documents, and represent clients dealing with lawsuits falling within the jurisdiction of Small Claims Court.
Earn a Dual Diploma in the Helping Professions
Students now have the opportunity to complete two college diplomas - Social Service Worker and Mental Health and Addiction Worker – within a two-year period. This pathway includes two field placement opportunities where students acquire additional hands-on experience to further prepare them for career success. These programs also offer the Indigenous Perspectives Designation option which provides a strong foundation in Indigenous studies and enhanced employment opportunities.
Child and Youth Care
The Child and Youth Care program features leading-edge curriculum and we are the only college in Ontario to provide certification in the Therapeutic Use of Daily Life Events for our students. With over 1200 hours of field practicum experience, graduates are well-prepared to work in a variety of community-based organizations, public and private work places.
"Many of my classmates were hired while still in the second year of the program as a result of placement experience. I was hired full-time after graduation at Niijkiwendidaa Anishnaabekwewag Services Circle, which is where I did all three of my program placements."
Rachel Charles, Child and Youth Care Program Graduate
Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education (CICE)
The CICE program is open to adults with cognitive disabilities, mild intellectual disabilities, acquired brain injury, or other related learning challenges. The program provides an opportunity for these students to experience college and engage in college life. The focus is on personal development, independence and essential employability skills. Students participate in three co-op experiences during the two-year program. Leading local employers are strong supporters, opening their doors to CICE students by providing a variety of co-op placement opportunities.
Early childhood education
Our courses encourage inclusive practices and partnerships with families. You will apply classroom learning to real-world settings working with children, families and community partners.