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New OJEN Resource: Jury Duty in Ontario and Mock Jury Selection

Over the summer, OJEN’s Educator Support Department has been hard at work creating new teaching materials for law teachers.  We are pleased to begin sharing them with you over the next few months. One of the most exciting new resources now available on our website is Jury Duty in Ontario and Mock Jury Selection.  The […]

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Courthouse Visits to 361 University Avenue Court House

Seventy two courthouses throughout Ontario participate in OJEN’s Courthouse Visit Program. Courthouse visits tie into both grades 11 and 12 law curriculum and give students an opportunity to observe the justice system in action and engage with a wide range of justice professionals.  Last year, over 26000 Ontario students visited their local courts.  This year, […]

Laura Kirby-McIntosh Recognized for Excellence in Teaching

Laura Kirby-McIntosh from Cawthra Park Secondary School in the Peel District School Board, became the 9th recipient of OJEN’s annual Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.  The Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award recognizes an educator in the province of Ontario who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the area of justice education. It is named after two […]

Now Hiring: Project Leader – Competitive Mock Trial Program

We are looking for a new Project Leader to coordinate our OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trial Program (OOCMT)! Are you passionate about law and education? Are you interested in providing experiential learning for students and coordinating large scale events? Do you have skills in program design? This position is for you! The OOCMT Project Leader will […]

Summer Law Institute Early Bird Rate Ends July 15th!

Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers happens Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Register by July 15th and take advantage of the special Early Bird rate of $65.00 including all materials and meals.  The regular rate after July 15th is $95.00. The Toronto Summer Law Institute, OJEN’s flagship PD event […]

CLEO Launches New CLEO Connect Website

On June 10, OJEN staff joined with CLEO, (Community Legal Education Ontario), to celebrate the launch of their new CLEO Connect website – Training and Tools for Community Workers.  CLEO Connect is a new, comprehensive platform to help support the legal information needs of Ontario’s front line community workers At CLEO Connect, community workers will be able […]

Checks and Balances Promotes Positive Youth-Police Interactions

What are citizens’ rights and obligations when they are stopped by the police? What are the parameters police operate within when they engage with the public?  What can citizens do when they think their rights have been violated during an interaction with police? These are some of the questions answered in OJEN’s project, Checks and […]

OJEN Welcomes New Director of Outreach Programs

OJEN’s Department of Outreach Programs is a busy place.  At any given time staff may be developing, delivering, evaluating or adapting several different justice education programs.  Outreach Programs staff respond to the needs of a variety of vulnerable youth populations, providing content on different areas of law that is not only relevant and substantive, but […]

Rebecca Strain Receives 2019 Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award

The Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award recognizes a post-secondary student who has exceeded expectations as a volunteer and made a significant contribution to OJEN’s justice education initiatives. This annual award is named after Logan Tate Herbert, a student in the Law and Society program at Wilfred Laurier University when he lost his life to cancer […]

Indigenous Youth Leaders Meet in Toronto for Shield Your Rights Orientation

Six Indigenous youth, recruited to help develop a game-based educational tool to improve youth access to justice, met in Toronto last month for a two day orientation session.   Shield Your Rights is the technology-based project that emerged from last year’s design-thinking workshop, “Aboriginal Youth Designing a Better Justice System.”  The Law Foundation of Ontario […]

Hamilton Twitter Moot Winners Treated to Lunch with a Judge

Sometimes it pays to tweet!! On Thursday, June 6, 2019 Justice Jane Milanetti of the Ontario Superior Court treated Twitter Moot “Best Tweeter” Ebun Soneye from Cathedral High School along with other students from Glendale Secondary to lunch at the John Sopinka Courthouse. Ebun is a Grade 11 law student who participated in this year’s Twitter […]

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