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Webinar – Ideology and Violence: Why Charging Incels with Terrorism May Make Matters Worse

Webinar date: February 17, 2021 Time: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM In late February 2020, a 17-year-old was arrested after allegedly stabbing two women at a massage parlour in Toronto’s north end. One woman died and the other was seriously wounded in the attack. The accused was initially charged with first degree murder and attempted […]

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Charter Challenge – What will French language students gain by participating in this program?

By Kevine Ishimwe M and John Abdelsayed Kevine and John are members of OJEN’s Francophone Youth Leadership Team The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is a charitable, not-for-profit, non-governmental organization with a province-wide mandate. OJEN is developing a Francophone mock appeal program. This program will give French-speaking students in Ontario an opportunity to gain a […]

Understanding the Legal Aid System in Ontario – February 2021

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 Thursday, February 11, 3:30 – 4:30 pm to dive into how Legal Aid operates, from a panel of lawyers who have been working in the system […]

Steps to Justice – Housing Law Workshop

Teachers, join us on Thursday, January 21 at 3:30 – 4:30 pm for a demonstration by Nat Paul, Director of Educator Support. Nat will walk us through running a Steps to Justice online housing workshop. OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using […]

Announcing 2020 Fall Charter Challenge Semi-Finalists

OJEN is happy to announce the finalists for the Fall 2020 Charter Challenge! Please join us in congratulating: The Appellant: Feldman and Gan Legal Counsel from Bloor Collegiate Institute in Toronto. and The Respondent: Law Society of Dufferin Grove, also from Bloor Collegiate Institute! OJEN and our reviewers from Osgoode Hall Law School and the […]

OOCMT January Update!

This year, the OBA – OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) tournament will take place online, with two separate paths for participation. While the traditional, Competitive format will offer participants the same opportunity to engage in a full online mock trial, the Alternative format offers a resource for teachers and students who may not be able […]

Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at OJEN extends our sincere thanks to the many volunteers, partners, funders and friends who continued to support our justice education initiatives even while dealing with their own challenges! With your help we accomplished much more than we thought possible!

December Updates for Committee Members

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday! To all the local OJEN committee members who have continued to plan justice education activities in their communities throughout all the challenges we’ve faced this year, a huge “thank you” from all of us at OJEN! Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on how most of […]

Poll: what should the French Charter Challenge look like?

This message is for French boards and immersion high school students (Grades 8 to 12) and their teachers. With a grant from the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, 11 francophone youth have been hired to make OJEN’s Charter Challenge mock appeal program available in French. OJEN’s francophone YLT is pleased to announce that you can now […]

Law and Community 2020 Conference

On October 29th, OJEN and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) hosted a day-long conference for community workers as part of the Law Society of Ontario’s 5th annual Access to Justice Week.  “Law and Community in 2020: Updates and Action for Community Workers” offered community workers access to front-line lawyers and community organizers who provided updates […]

Navigating Police Encounters in Ottawa

Over the next 12 months, OJEN will tailor the Navigating Police Procedures (NPE) program for vulnerable, racialized youth audiences in Ottawa with a grant from Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO). The NPE program was developed in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, which focused world-wide attention on racial injustice.  It responds to numerous […]

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