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Two Options for the OOCMT

The OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) program has undergone some changes this year to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic.  After consulting with teachers throughout the province, OJEN has created a plan to allow as many students as possible to participate in the program.  To accommodate both the quadmester system used by many school boards, and […]

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2020 OJEN AGM and Awards Presentation

On November 17th, OJEN staff, directors and guests met by Zoom for our 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Approximately 60 people attended the virtual event to celebrate a successful year of justice education activities and to honour three OJEN award recipients.   Board Co-Chair, Justice Katrina Mulligan of the Ontario Court of Justice, opened the AGM […]

2019-2020 Toronto Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

2019-2020 Sudbury Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

2019-2020 Durham Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

2019-2020 Waterloo Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

2019-2020 Ottawa Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

Province-Wide Twitter Moot Lights Up the Twittersphere

Last week, students from schools across Ontario participated in OJEN’s first province-wide Twitter Moot.  The online debate focused on the question – should we allow peremptory challenges in criminal jury trials? Before the event, participants prepared for the moot with the aid of an OJEN resource package including background information and a suggested reading list. […]

What’s New for Quad Two

Congratulations to those of you who are wrapping up the first, challenging quadmester of the 2020-21 school calendar!  Many of you have had to work in new ways and new subject areas.  OJEN is committed to supporting you with your law-related classes however you may find yourself teaching them! One way we are adapting to […]

Register now for the Fall 2020 Charter Challenge

Are you looking for an engaging activity that works for both virtual or physical classrooms? The Charter Challenge is Ontario’s only mock appeal competition for secondary schools, and it adapts well as both a remote and in-person activity for students anywhere in the province. OJEN will release a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter […]

Webinar: Understanding the Legal Aid System in Ontario

Where do low-income Ontarians get free or affordable legal help? Most people know that legal aid exists, but do you know how it actually works? Teachers, join us on October 20 to dive into how Legal Aid operates, from a panel of lawyers who have been working in the system for years. We will review […]

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