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Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Offered at:

Lester B. Pearson Catholic High School

St. Pius X High School

St. Francis Xavier High School


  • 4 Justice, Community Safety and Emergency Services Major Course credits (minimum one Grade 11, one Grade 12)
  • 2 Cooperative Education credits
  • 1 Math credit (Grade 11 or 12)*
  • 1 English credit (Grade 11 or 12)*

*Ontario curriculum credits that involve one or more Contextualized Learning Activities delivered in the context of the Justice, Community Safety & Emergency Services sector

Sector-recognized certifications & training

  • 4 compulsory certifications: Standard First Aid, WHMIS (generic), CPR (Level C) with AED, conflict resolution
  • 3 additional certifications and/or training courses as specified in the sector-specific guide

Experiential learning and career exploration activities

  • one-on-one observation of a cooperative education student at a placement in the justice, community safety, and emergency services sector (an example of job twinning)
  • a day-long observation of a justice, community safety, and emergency services sector employer or employee (an example of job shadowing)
  • a one- or two-week work experience with a municipal government official or a professional in the sector (an example of work experience)
  • a volunteer experience accompanying an emergency first aid provider at a community event
  • a leadership experience in a school related to drug-use awareness
  • a visit to a detention centre
  • a monitoring experience in a traffic court or in a courtroom of a trial, which is open to the public
  • a visit to a fire hall or a military base, or attendance at an emergency services career fair