OJEN Structure

OJEN’s corporate structure is comprised of four components – the Network, the Board, the Standing Committee, and Staff.

The Ontario Justice Education Network Board

The Board of the Ontario Justice Education Network reflects links to major areas of current organizational activity and public legal education providers.

Current members are:

  • The Hon. Justice Gloria Epstein, Ontario Court of Appeal (Co-Chair)
  • Rob Mewhinney, The Ontario History & Social Science Teachers’ Association (Co-Chair)
  • Patricia Hatt, Board of Directors, Community Legal Education Ontario (Treasurer)
  • Angelo Bolotta, Member-at-large
  • Sherry Cameron-Stobie, Legal Aid Ontario
  • Jennifer Dang, Member-at-large
  • Constance Backhouse, Bencher, Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Anthony Hutchinson, Member at large
  • The Hon. Justice Nancy Kastner, Ontario Court of Justice
  • Jeff Kugler, Member-at-large
  • Ari Kaplan, Trustee, Law Foundation of Ontario
  • The Hon. Anne Molloy, Superior Court of Justice
  • Ginette Plourde, Director (bilingual), French Language Education Policy & Programs Branch, Ministry of Education

The Network Participants

The OJEN Network is a collaborative forum serving as a communications and facilitation link for justice system participants, educators, community representatives and others with an interest in public legal educational activity. The Network shares information about public education programs and activities, and has an advisory role to OJEN's Board and Executive Director.

Participants include:

  • The Chief Justice of Ontario (Chair) – The Hon. Warren K. Winkler
  • The Chief Justice of the Superior Court of Justice – The Hon. Heather Forster Smith
  • The Chief Justice of the Ontario Court of Justice – The Hon. Annemarie E. Bonkalo
  • The Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada -as represented by Mireille Provost
  • The Deputy Attorney General of Ontario – Murray Segal
  • The Deputy Minister of Education - Kevin Costante
  • The Chair of the Law Foundation of Ontario – Mark Sandler
  • The Treasurer of the Law Society of Upper Canada – Laurie Pawlitza
  • The President of The Advocates’ Society – Marie T. Heinen
  • The President of the County & District Law Presidents’ Association – as represented by Robert Zochodne
  • The President of the Ontario Bar Association – Lee Akazaki
  • The Ombudsman of Ontario – André Marin
  • The Chair of Legal Aid Ontario - John McCamus
  • The President of the Ontario History & Social Science Teachers’ Association – Jan Haskings-Winner
  • The Executive Director of Community Legal Education Ontario – Julie Mathews
  • The Education Director of the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust – Danielle McLaughlin
  • The Executive Director of the Association of Community Legal Clinics of Ontario – Lenny Abramowicz
  • The Institute for Catholic Education – as represented by Angelo Bolotta
  • The President of the Ontario Principals’ Council – Doug Morrell
  • Th Executive Director of th Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centres - Sylvia Maracle
  • The ESL/ELD Resource Group of Ontario - Peter Heydon
  • The Ontario Council of Law Deans - Dean Mayo Moran
  • The Executive Director of the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants - Debbie Douglas
  • The President of the Association od French Speaking Jurists of Ontario - Claude Lacroix
  • The Ontario Business Eduators' Association - Agi Mete

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