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The Centre for Public Safety and Well-Being is a growing Continuing Education centre offering exciting learning opportunities for people working or aspiring to work in a wide range of industries, including public safety, health, wellness and well-being.

Current Program Offerings

Positive Psychology and Education Certificates

These online certificates explore evidence-based best practices, supporting positive mental health and well-being in workplaces, educational settings and for personal growth and resilience.

Positive Psychology and Education Certificates


Global Crime and Justice

A collaborative program with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), this 2.0 credit online certificate fits well with many Bachelor degrees such as Criminology, Global Studies, Law, Human Rights, and Political Science. Working professionals will find the online, short courses fit easily into their busy lives.

Global Crime and Justice


Gladue Principles

The Canadian Criminal Code requires additional factors to be considered when sentencing Indigenous offenders. This online course takes a comprehensive look at Canadian Criminal Code Gladue Section 718.2(e) and Gladue Principles of justice from a historical, contemporary, practical and critical lens.

Gladue Principles


Digital Literacy and Emerging Technologies

A series of eight professional development online courses, which can be taken individually or combined into a full certificate. Designed to help you master the concepts of digital transformations and disruptive technologies that are changing our world of work, these courses will help you take the next step increase your marketability and succeed in this new environment!

Digital Literacy and Emerging Technologies


Emerging Practices in Community Policing

This online course reviews three transformative practices in policing that have emerged throughout Ontario in recent years; Ontario’s mobilization and engagement model of community, risk mitigation and situation tables, and the framework for planning community safety and well-being.

Emerging Practices in Community Policing


Situation Table Training

This short, online training package is designed for police services and community partners who are considering a Situation Table as a risk-driven collaborative intervention to increase community safety and well-being.

Situation Table Training


Our Partners

  • The Faculty of Human and Social Sciences
  • Centre for Research on Security Practices
  • The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
  • Laurier’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives
  • Brantford Police Service
  • Ontario Provincial Police
  • Sault Saint Marie Police Service

Contact Us

If you are having trouble finding training or professional development opportunities within a specific field, let us know and we’ll explore it!

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