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Quick Facts
  • Provincial post-secondary institute, founded under College & Institute Act, for Justice & Public Safety education in 1978, by Dr. Patrick McGeer, Minister of Education

  • Mission – Innovative education and training for those who make communities safe.

  • Vision – A world leader in justice and public safety education.

  • Offerings include programs ranging from basic training to Bachelor degree programs.

  • Just over 2,000 students were trained in 1978. Today, our student numbers are over 32,000 annually, with more than 6,000 students in our online programs.

  • In 2007/08, our instructors were in more than 160 communities in BC delivering programs.

  • In 2007/08, 47% of JIBC students lived outside Metro Vancouver and Victoria.

  • Thanks to donor support, the JIBC was able to offer 33 bursaries to students in 2007/08.

  • In 2007/08, the JIBC delivered basic and advanced programs to 11 BC Government ministries and 200 municipal agencies.

  • The JIBC offers Canada's only Bachelor's Degree in Fire and Safety Studies, which had 80 students enrolled from across Canada and other countries in 2007/08.

  • The JIBC is the first post-secondary institution in Canada to offer an emergency management certificate program, which now enrolls 350 students annually.

  • Over 5,000 Emergency Social Services volunteers in BC have been trained through the Justice Institute of BC as part of the Provincial Emergency Preparedness program.

  • Over 1,000 BC residents take volunteer Search & Rescue training each year.

  • The Police Academy graduates more than 150 recruits each year, serving 12 municipalities in BC.

  • The Paramedic Academy graduates more than 200 paramedics each year, most of whom are hired by the BC Ambulance Service.

  • The JIBC's conflict resolution program is offered in 23 locations across BC, in Alberta & online.

  • In 2007/08, 42 students from the United Arab Emirates enrolled in a 2-year fire safety program at the JIBC New Westminster campus.

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