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OLRN1143 Assessment and Planning

Description: This 30-hour online course will provide a focus on assessment and planning for the psychosocial and spiritual needs of the aging individual with special attention given to understanding aging in Canada; personality development; self-perception and self-concept; communication skills required for an older clientele; verbal and non-verbal communication techniques plus cultural variables.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1142, OLRN1144
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SOCS1260 Behaviour Management and Crisis Intervention

Description: This course is intended to teach students how to effectively respond to clients who are exposed to stress and uncertainty within a helping profession. Students will study effective strategies and techniques for the management of conflicts and communications in stressful situations. Best practices in care-giving situations will be studied, along with the impact of personal values, intuitional settings, and other factors on dysfunctional behaviour. Self-care and self-evaluation of the care giver is emphasized.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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SOCS1120 Canada Pension Plan

Description: This course focuses on benefits under the federal Canada Pension Plan Act. It provides an overview of the plan and the requirements for eligibility for retirement, survivors', children's, and disability benefits. Also included is a look at the applications for benefits. There is a special focus on the types of evidence and information that must be submitted with the application for disability benefits in order to meet the qualification standards. The course also includes an overview of avenues for appealing adverse decisions on eligibility. Practical tips to assist community advocates in their work on Canada Pension Plan benefits matters are also included.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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COMM1560 Child Development and Emergent Literacy

Description: Explore the principles of child development, deepen your understanding of play and reflect upon children with exceptional needs in family literacy programs. Examine oral language, reading and development from emergent to independent stages and focus the role of adults in supporting children's literacy development throughout the entire learning process.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMM1550
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OLRN1497 Childhood Victimization

Description: Childhood victimization can have long-term negative impacts and shape the way a person views the world and those surrounding them. Students examine short and long-term effects of childhood victimization and gender related issues. Common myths are explored regarding children's symptoms and the effects of childhood victimization. Students gain an understanding of criminal and child welfare investigations, as well as relevant legislation and professional requirements related to reporting and documentation. Child development (ages, stages, capacities) and parental/guardian considerations are explored. Through a combination of lectures, case studies and discussions, students develop the interpersonal skills necessary to listen to and to interview children and their families. Emphasis is place on appropriate victim support and prevention recurrence.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1412
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OLRN1486 Co-Dependency as an Addiction

Description: This course provides an overview of how individuals can become addicted to others and relationships. It will examine the personalities of abusers and those who are abused. How individuals with complimentary personality disorders unite and form bonds will be examined. Object Relations Theory and how women and men are unconsciously drawn to abusive partners because of personality disorders caused by childhood abuse or neglect will be the focal point of this course. Students will learn how individuals with Co-Dependent personalities can become capable of breaking free from the cycle many get caught in.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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MGMT1330 Communication

Description: Communication skills are essential to all aspects of life but specifically this course will address business communications. With the various technology tools available and communication mechanisms today it is important to know what is available and what mechanism should be used to communicate which message. Managing the various communication channels today requires time management and effective informal and formal communication skills. This course will cover the communication styles, mechanisms, presentation skills as well as facilitating meetings, social marketing and ways to improve all communications.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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SOCS1110 Community Advocacy Techniques

Description: You will be provided with tools to make their advocacy efforts more effective. The focus will be on advocating for people dealing with social welfare laws. Informal networking, establishing contacts in the community and the power of persistence are some of the topics covered. This is the only mandatory course for those working towards a Certificate in Community Advocacy.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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OLRN1246 Compassion Fatigue, Self-Care and Professional Practice

Description: Working with victims of crime is a demanding profession. Students learn the principles of debriefing, self-care and stress management. Reflective activities and in-class discussions enable students to understand their personal strengths and limitations and to develop and critique personal strategies for managing occupational stress. Special attention is given to working within professional guidelines and to the creation of individual plans for professional development. Through examination of Victim Service Standards students develop knowledge of ethical codes, confidentiality and ongoing education that guide professional practice in victim services.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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SOCS1150 Consumer Protection Laws - Part I

Description: This course focuses on consumer protection laws aimed at collection agencies, credit reporting agencies, itinerant salespersons, and businesses. Knowing the protections afforded by the Collection Agencies Act, Credit Reporting Act, Consumer Reporting Act and Consumer Protection Act can greatly enhance the power of lay advocates to support overwhelmed consumers. We feature case studies based upon recent cases investigated by the provincial Ministry of Government Services.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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OLRN1027 Contemporary Canadian Social Problems

Description: In this course, current social science paradigms and theories will be used as a framework for analysis of contemporary social issues relevant to vocations in police services. Topics such as crime, violence, abuse, social stratification, ageism, and racism will be included. The course focus will be on how individual behaviours collectively create social issues.
Hours: 48
Credits: 3
Pre-Requisites: OLRN1530
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OLRN1150 Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds

Description: What makes a psychopath tick? Are they born that way, or are they products of society? Are serial killers really possessed with evil, or do they know exactly what they are doing? In this course, students will study how and why some individuals become criminals and why some actually become killers. You will study what is known about serial killers, stalkers, rapists and criminals. Also, the latest techniques used in criminal profiling and questioning will be examined.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1160 Criminal Psychology II - Criminal Minds

Description: Does rehabilitation really work for criminals? Do alcohol and drugs cause individuals to commit more crimes? What motivates cult members, racists and terrorists into committing acts of violence? This course further explores issues discussed in Criminal Psychology - Psychopathic Minds (Internet), and compares and explains psychological models as they relate to criminology.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1103 Cults and Terrorism

Description: In this course, students will explore the historical evolution and social impact of cults and terrorist groups. Students will learn ways to identify and define cults. Using discussions and active learning approaches, students will examine what motivates cults and terrorist groups with a specific lens towards violent activity. The impact of media and globalization will also be discussed. Students will advance their social and cultural understanding and gain awareness of cults in contemporary society. Students in this course will discuss the validity of historical evidence and research historical interpretations of events using relevant and recent sources.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1495 Diversity and First Nations

Description: In this course, students will critically identify and examine issues in diversity. Specifically, students will focus on topics pertaining to inequality in various social settings, including but not limited to: race, gender, ethnicity, class and sexual orientation. Incorporating social/legal explanations of diversity, students will develop a clear understanding of the impacted groups and possible strategies of community empowerment. This course will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with the Aboriginal rights and self determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice and social services will be studied.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1533 Diversity and Victim Assistance

Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills required to provide culturally competent services to victims. Students explore the dynamics of difference from a personal and professional perspective. Emphasis is given to marginalized and minoritized populations. Through critical analysis and examination of core concepts (identity, equity, anti-oppression, reflective practice and cultural competency) students learn how to work with all populations requiring victims services while applying and anti-oppression framework.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1230 Domestic And Workplace Violence

Description: This course will examine conflict resolution strategies and where they work to reduce incidents of violent behaviour such as abusive relationships, confrontation in the workplace, and violence in schools.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1311 Donor Relations in Fundraising

Description: The funding relationship between the charitable sector, corporations and individual donors is integral to fundraising. Students learn the needs and motivations of donors (corporations or individuals) and what sustains long-term partnerships with the non-profit sector. Students learn to identify, analyze and rate potential prospects and prepare a solicitation approach accordingly.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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SOCS1200 Employment Insurance Act

Description: This federal law provides sickness, regular, parental, maternity and compassionate care benefits to those who have adequately contributed to the program and otherwise meet the qualifications for each type of benefit. Given these qualifications can be complex, many applicants need guidance as they apply for and maintain their benefits. Community advocates can therefore assist these clients in many ways from the application to appeal stages.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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MGMT1340 Employment Law for Leadership Development

Description: Today's workplace is highly regulated from the commencement of the employment relationship through to its termination. An examination of both statutory law and common law will be undertaken in both federal and provincial jurisdictions. Students will review employment standards, health and safety, labour relations, pay equity and human rights legislation as it applies to management and unionized employees and leaders.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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SOCS1160 Employment Standards Act

Description: For most employees who work in non-unionized settings legal protections are largely found in the provincial Employment Standards Act. This law sets minimum protections regarding wages, overtime pay / hours and vacation time amongst others. The enforcement of this law is the responsibility of the Ministry of Labour. In this module, we will review the coverage of the Act, the areas of protection and how to file a claim with the Ministry as a lay advocate.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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OLRN1465 Environmental Citizenship

Description: Based on the general principles of national citizenship, environmental citizenship goes beyond national borders to emphasize global environmental rights and responsibilities – to focus on both conservation of and planned sustainable use of our planet's resources, as well as the recognition that environmental health is a prerequisite to human health. Learn more about the environment and how to take responsible environmental action. A journey into adopting attitudes and behaviours that foster global environmental responsibility.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1308 Family and Family Systems

Description: This course is an introduction to a generalist approach to intervention with families. In this course, students will learn about the family work approach and related skills including engagement, assessment, intervention and termination. Intervention with individuals will be contrasted with a family systems approach which views human behaviours as expressions of family interactions, dynamics and structures. Family dynamics will be explored as factors in the development and maintenance of various types of problems that present for professional help.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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COMM1576 Family Literacy Across Contexts

Description: Broaden and deepen familiarity with family literacy across a variety of populations and contexts, including healthcare, schools, and libraries. Social determinants of health will be examined, as will an integrated and collaborative approach to family learning and well-being.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMM1550
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COMM1566 Family Literacy and the Community

Description: Learn about the principles of community development and how these impact and support family literacy, home languages and culture. Criteria for effective partnerships and examples of successful community partnerships will be highlighted.
Hours: 32
Credits: 2
Pre-Requisites: COMM1550
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OLRN1001 First Nations People

Description: This course will increase knowledge and awareness of important issues in the Aboriginal cultures of Canada. The legal status of Aboriginal people will be explored along with Aboriginal rights and self-determination. Other critical issues relating to land claims, justice, and social services will be studied.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1370 Forensic Psychology

Description: This course is designed for those interested in understanding or pursuing a career in forensic/correctional psychology. It covers areas related to Criminal Psychology, Police Psychology, Victimology and Victim Services, Psychology and the courts and Correctional Psychology.
Hours: 36
Credits: 3
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OLRN1323 Foundations of Settlement Workers

Description: In this course, students are introduced to the role of the settlement worker and their scope of responsibilities. Throughout the course, students will explore confidentiality and privacy, settlement philosophies of best practices, legalities and role boundaries, case management, conflict resolution, cultural competency, cultural sensitivity, relationship building, and the expectations of the Settlement Worker.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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COMM1550 Fundamentals of Family Literacy

Description: Broaden and deepen your knowledge of the goals and context for family literacy and explore family literacy from the perspective of a new conceptual framework. This course will engage you in critical reflection and introduce you to transformative practices that are inclusive and participatory.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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OLRN1466 Fundraising as a Management Process

Description: Accountability and transparency are key in today's society. Students develop realistic marketing, communication, and financial plans that reflect the budgetary obligations of an organization, learn how to inspire general public interest, and establish trust in the brand of organization they represent. Students learn the importance and role of marketing, public relations, and financial management in the world of fundraising.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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MGMT1880 Human Resources Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector

Description: The most valuable resource in an organization is its people. Human resources within the not-for-profit sector include volunteers, staff, consultants and placements. Senior leaders are called upon to practice and model competencies with respect to recruiting, developing, serving, directing, retaining, motivating, disciplining, compensating and recognizing the people who serve their communities as the human resources of not-for-profit organizations. This course explores comprehensive models, practices, legislation and standards for human resources management in not-for-profit organizations.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1208 Introduction to Fundraising

Description: Students gain an overview of the principles, ethics and practices of professional fundraising and a systemic examination of the thinking and preparation that is required before an organization can engage in successful fundraising. Students examine the evolution of fundraising in North America, the role the voluntary sector plays in today's society and the changing nature of the position of the fundraising professional. They also analyze the needs of an organization and apply fundraising approaches that best suit the organization's needs.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1326 Introduction to Intercultural Communication

Description: Students will define culture and be introduced to intercultural communication theories and issues. Learners will identify how these theories apply to our daily lives and how they can be used to develop respect for differences between cultures. The main objective of this course is to enhance the students' ability to communicate comfortably with people from different origins. As part of the course, students will communicate with people from other cultures electronically as well as in person. This course will be of interest to individuals working in health, education, human services, and business who have regular interactions with people of foreign descent.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1057 Introduction To Psychology

Description: In order to understand ourselves and interact appropriately with others, we must first understand the basis for behaviour. The study of psychology provides you with an understanding of why people think and act as they do. It examines the scientific process of research, the human brain and the nervous system, sensation and perception, learning, memory and personality.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1530 Introduction To Sociology

Description: Sociology is the study of people and how they interact with each other and various social groups. This course deals with the study of people's lives, their relationship to society as a whole, and how people are affected by the society in which they live. The concepts, theories and methods of the discipline will be introduced and discussed with particular emphasis on the dynamics of Canadian society and Canadian social problems.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1071 Legal Research

Description: This course provides legal professionals with the knowledge and experience of conducting basic legal research of statutes, regulations and case law using different research media, including books, loose leaf services, CD-ROMs and online research systems.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1547 Men As Victims

Description: Men are more likely to be victims of stranger assaults. This course explores the unique issues of men's experiences when victimized by crime. Masculinity theory is discussed and the victim offender continuum is examined. Response to and reporting of crimes is analyzed. Through discussions, examination of case studies and lectures, students demonstrate an understanding of the victimization of men.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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OLRN1163 Mental Health Services

Description: The course focuses applying the PSR approach within programs. The measurement of PSR outcomes will be described and a range of PSR programs will be illustrated. Learners will explore how Practitioners can support program change.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1206 Methods of Fundraising

Description: Issues and processes involved in planning and organizing special events are presented. Students examine the organization, advantages and disadvantages of special events as a fundraising technique including tasks and responsibilities, working with committees, creative development of event concepts, scheduling and budgeting and strategies for maximizing profits from the event. Corporate partnerships and grant seeking, and entrepreneurial and third-party fundraising activities are also examined. Students develop fundraising plans according to the needs and capabilities of the organization they represent, such as finances and human resources. Relationships with the corporate sector and the means to identify their interest in fundraising are explored.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1259 Multiculturalism and Diversity in the Canadian Context

Description: One of the great things about life on this planet is our human diversity as a species- it is a source of strength, growth, and innovation. The ability to work with diverse populations is something top employers in Canada look for in potential employees as Canada's population continues to grow more diverse in terms of race, ethnicity, age, ability, sexual orientation, and socio-economic status. In this course, students will learn about the varied social identities found among communities and groups in Canada's pluralistic society; policies that have been put in place to manage and accommodate diversity; tensions and challenges such as reduced social cohesion, economic inequity and discrimination; and opportunities accompanying diversity. Students will develop strategies to create socially inclusive, just and equitable environments and other diversity competency skills demanded in today's workplace.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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SOCS1130 Ontario Works Act

Description: This course provides a comprehensive review of the Ontario Works Act, including the application process, income and asset assessments and employment supports programs. Participants will examine the types of benefits available to successful OW applicants and review the right to appeal decisions made by the Ontario Works staff. The course will look at the role of the community advocate in these cases and tips to assist community advocates in their work on OW matters.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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OLRN1357 Penology

Description: This course provides an historical overview of corrections leading to the present penal system with focus on the prevailing ideologies and practices of the day. We also examine the effectiveness of various correctional strategies such as probation, parole, electronic monitoring, and boot camps. Federal correctional facilities are visited within the context of this course.
Hours: 30
Credits: 2
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MGMT1350 Project Management

Description: Leadership today involves all aspects of an organization and multiple skills, duties, and responsibilities. This course is designed to meet the needs of leaders in any organization who may be new to project management or who have not had formal project management training. This course provides the practical knowledge to start and complete a project successfully from a leadership perspective. You will learn how the elements of PMI's® Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK®) are applied during each phase of a project's lifecycle and the implications of project management on leadership within an organization. This will help establish priorities and effectively manage your projects and project teams.
Hours: 28
Credits: 2
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OLRN1162 Psychosocial Rehabilitation Foundations

Description: The Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) approaches mental health recovery by supporting people recovering their mental health and wellbeing to consider, choose, get, and keep, valued life roles. Examine the vision, intention, philosophy, interventions and applications of the PSR approach. To support learner success, you are expected to establish a current connection with the mental health field either as an employee, a volunteer or through an affilition with a peer initiative. For those interested in entering the mental health field and/or lacking a current connection and/or experience, you are directed to the course. Your local Canadian Mental Health Association is a good place to begin your search for volunteer positions.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1305 Racism and Discrimination

Description: Students taking this course will learn the definition of racism and discrimination, and will be able to identify the various sources of discrimination and racism resulting from cultural values and physical differences between individuals. By identifying racism and discrimination issues in North American society, students will learn how to analyze the sociological factors that cause bias and prejudice to surface in our society.

The main objective of this course is to enhance sensitivity to and intolerance of mistreatment based on racial or ethnic background and appearance, and to consider how to handle these issues as professional individuals in a pluralistic Canadian society. As part of the course, students will communicate with one another through electronic discussion and learn to appreciate through various readings and assignments the many facets of racism and discrimination. This course will be of interest to workers in health services, education, human resources, and business as well as those people who want to enhance their knowledge and sensitivity to issues of racism and discrimination particularly when communicating with people from other cultures or with physical appearances that differ from their own.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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SOCS1170 Residential Tenancies Act Part II

Description: This course introduces learners to the law and procedures that govern residential tenancies in Ontario. The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) defines and regulates the relationship between a residential tenant and his or her landlord. Included is an introduction to the RTA, and to its enforcing body, the Landlord and Tenant Board as well as privacy and harassment issues, evictions, and repair and maintenance issues.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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SOCS1140 Residential Tenancies Act, Part I

Description: Learners will be introduced to the law and procedures that govern residential tenancies in Ontario. The Residential Tenancies Act (RTA) defines and regulates the relationship between a residential tenant and his or her landlord. In this course participants are introduced to the RTA, and to its enforcing body, the Landlord and Tenant Board. Included is an overview of what constitutes a residential lease, ending a lease before the termination date, and rules relating to rent. Those who wish to learn about the RTA's treatment of privacy and harassment issues, evictions, and repair and maintenance issues will be interested in Residential Tenancies Act, Part II, which takes a closer look at those issues.
Hours: 10
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SOCS1240 Small Claims Court - Part II

Description: Part II focuses on preparing a case for trial, dealing with default judgments, the trial process, and enforcing a judgment. With the filing limit increased to $25,000 as of January, 2010, more and more people will be turning to Small Claims Court to resolve disputes. These courses are a primer for anyone who is or may become involved in such proceedings.
Hours: 10
Credits: 1
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MGMT1860 Strategic and Operational Planning in the Not-For-Profit Sector

Description: Leading and managing at the operational and strategic levels are integral to effective organizational management. This course investigates models and best-practices for both operational and long-term planning in not-for-profit community service organizations. Learners examine the strategies to plan for, and to balance short-term and longer-term strategic needs.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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OLRN1543 Victim Assistance Services

Description: Victim service professionals are required to collaborate with service agencies to plan, delivery and evaluate victim service programs and initiatives. Students research and identify the vast array of community, provincial and national services, including financial remedies, counselling, mental health, medical and addiction services. Students learn to facilitate interagency communication and multidisciplinary case management. Through case studies, students identify and assess needs of victims, identify the most appropriate referrals, and present strategies and approaches that can be used to advocate for victims within and between various systems.
Hours: 45
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OLRN1483 Victimization and the Law

Description: Being a victim of crime thrusts a person into a number of legal systems. Students critically examine legal systems from a victims' perspective. Particular focus is placed on the criminal and family law systems and how they intersect. Relevant legislation, as well as recommendations from inquests and inquiries are examined. Restorative justice and victims' rights are explored through discussions and case studies.
Hours: 45
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OLRN1537 Victimology: Assessment and Intervention

Description: Victim assistance workers must be able to plan and implement skills and techniques aimed at the prevention of crime and healing of victims. Students are introduced to the theoretical basis and practice of victim service interventions. Through lectures, class discussions and role play, students learn to conduct threat assessments, triage, facilitation, mediation, negotiation, and non-violent crisis intervention. Special emphasis is placed on recognizing and addressing the acute needs of victims in crisis, and delivering interventions from a client-centred perspective.
Hours: 45
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OLRN1412 Victimology: Theoretical Perspectives

Description: The majority of Canadians experience criminal victimization at some point in their lifetime. This course explores the meaning of the concept “victim” through theoretical perspectives and case studies. Students conduct critical analyses and examine research methods in the field of victimology. Students examine victim classifications, communities as victims, the link between victimization and offending, and violence prevention strategies. Special attention will also be given to the examination of the development of victims' rights at the regional, national and international level.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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OLRN1251 Victims and the Media

Description: Crime is frequently reported and sensationalized in the media. In this course, students are sensitized to the impact of the media on victims of crime. Through a review of current events, students evaluate the role of the media in the lives of victims, paying particular attention to privacy issues. Students develop media research, communication and public relations skills to effectively advocate for victims' issues in the media.
Hours: 30
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OLRN1457 Victims of Crime

Description: It is essential for professionals in the field of victimology to ensure that victims of crime are not further traumatized by the very interventions designed to assist. Students examine the impact of various types of victimization including, cyber-crime, homicide, sexual assault, elder abuse, drunk driving, assault, intimate partner violence, globalization, human trafficking and fraud. Students explore issues of grief, loss, trauma response and the costs associated with victimization. Through discussion, case studies and role playing, assessment, advocacy, and advanced communication skills are developed.
Hours: 45
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SOCS1210 Victims' Rights Laws

Description: Persons who are victims of crime have rights within the justice system and this course provides an overview of the major laws in Ontario dealing with these rights. The primary focus of the course is the Criminal Injuries Compensation program, where victims of crime have a right to apply for financial compensation and have their claim assessed by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board. In this module we look at the application process, the types of evidence required and proceedings before the Board. In addition, we look at the Victims' Bill of Rights and enforcement of restitution orders obtained by victims in criminal courts. Through a review of case studies, we discuss the ways community advocates can assist victims of crime.
Hours: 10
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OLRN1493 Violence Against Women

Description: In this course, students learn theory and practical skills essential to assist women victims of violence. Students examine historical and social perspectives of violence against women; issues of power and authority within a feminist theoretical framework; different forms of violence against women, such as sexual violence and femicide; and women's varied experiences of violence (as impacted by race, class, sexual orientation, ability and age). Through a combination of case studies, literature and media analysis, group activities and discussion, practical demonstrations, role-plays, and community research students learn how to support women victims of violence, to assess women for risk of violence, to recommend personal safety plans, and to best advocate for appropriate and needed services.
Hours: 45
Credits: 3
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VOLM1110 Volunteer Management Core Skills – Volunteer Management Professionals of Canada (VMPC) Approved

Description: This course continues builds on students' understanding of a solid volunteer program framework and equips learners with the core skills to effectively engage volunteers. Key legal terms and concepts that apply to the principles of screening and volunteers are discussed. Volunteer recruitment, selection, orientation, training, supervision, support and performance management is examined. A portfolio of tools and resources will be created using best practices and professional standards. Students will also have an opportunity to assess their own skills and identify their focus for further development.
Hours: 42
Credits: 3
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