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Indigenous Youth and Police Build Bridges in Sudbury

The first year of the two-year Sudbury Youth-Police Dialogues (YPD) program, Building Bridges, wrapped up on March 8th with a culminating event at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre.   Funded by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), through a Safer and Vital Communities grant, and supported by funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation […]

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YPD Youth Leadership Team Training

As part of OJEN’s ongoing commitment to providing youth with meaningful paid employment experiences, young people are playing an important role in supporting OJEN’s Youth-Police Dialogues (YPD) program in communities throughout Ontario. One or two young people are recruited in each community where the program is delivered and become members of OJEN’s YPD Youth Leadership […]

OJEN Ambassador Program Launched

OJEN board and staff extend a warm welcome to members of the newly established OJEN Ambassadors group!  Spearheaded  by OJEN Board member, John Adair, this donor program provides young private practice lawyers and other professionals with opportunities to get involved in justice education initiatives and help increase OJEN’s profile in the legal community.   The […]

Sergeant Milton Ferguson Receives OJEN Chief Justices’ Award

Sergeant Milton Ferguson of Toronto Police Services’ 52 Division received the 2018 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award at a reception presided over by the Honourable George R. Strathy, Chief Justice of Ontario. The reception took place at Osgoode Hall on Wednesday, March 27th, following OJEN’s Annual Network Meeting.  Sergeant Ferguson becomes the 14th recipient of the […]

OJEN’s Annual Network Meeting Focuses on Youth-Police Dialogues

OJEN’s March 27th meeting of Network partners brought together high-level decision makers from leading justice, education and community-building sectors.  Presided over by the Chief Justices of the three Ontario courts, this annual meeting is a forum for sharing ideas and finding synergies that can advance OJEN’s justice education activities.  Each year, the Network meeting focuses […]

Register Now for the 2019 Summer Law Institute!

Date: Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th, 2019 Location: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON The OJEN Summer Law Institute gives Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussions with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Early Bird Registration Fee:  $65 until July 15, 2019 […]

Bursaries for Students Pursuing Careers in the Justice Sector

Do you have grade 12 students who are going into post-secondary studies leading to a career in the justice sector? The Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA) provide bursaries to students entering Ontario University or College programs that will […]

Nominate a Justice Education Champion!

Do you know an exceptional justice educator… someone who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make law come to life for their students?  OJEN is accepting nominations for the Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.  The Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award is an annual award for educators in Ontario who have shown exceptional […]

New From OJEN – Classroom Presentations on Buying and Selling a Home

OJEN is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Lawyers Professional Indemnity Company (LAWPRO) to offer in-school presentations with real estate lawyers on the purchase and sale of a house. This session is linked to the A Foot in the Door resource, which is available on the OJEN website. This six-module resource provides an […]

Register for the Kingston Student Law Symposium

Limited space is still available for the Kingston Student Law Symposium on Tuesday, April 30th. Organized by the Kingston OJEN Committee, this full day event is hosted by the Queen’s University Faculty of Law and includes presentations on a variety of current legal issues.   Sessions include: So you Want to be a Lawyer plus […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2019-20

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2019-20. If you are a student at an eligible law school and you have a passion for public legal education and community outreach, we encourage you to apply. The eligible law schools are:   Lakehead University, University of […]

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