We’ve all had something thrown at us that we weren’t expecting and we’ve had to grow up fast. We’re doing our best to do everything. We’re strong and we’re smart. I have a very positive perception of myself.” – Parents Centre: Humewood House Resident Youth-Police Dialogues at Humewood House On the evening of December […]Read more
The Herbert family established Tate’s Tableaux 5 years ago to commemorate the life of their son in a meaningful way. Their annual event in Barrie, brings together friends and family for an evening of music and good cheer. The proceeds are donated to OJEN’s justice education programs for youth, a cause they believe Tate would have appreciated. This year Ted and Ann Herbert attended our Annual General Meeting and presented OJEN with a cheque with proceeds from this year’s event. Combined with donations from their friends and from OJEN stakeholders, the total came to $9,750!
OJEN is thrilled to announce that we are one of twenty organizations to receive funding through the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst grant program! This new program offers core funding over a three-year funding cycle to non-profit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario. Its goal is to help provide organizational stability […]
On November 6th, 40 young women from the Waterloo Region spent the day connecting with women working in justice sector careers. Braiding Diversity into Justice was a full day career modeling program designed to attract greater diversity to the legal profession. Organized by the Waterloo OJEN Committee, this program aimed to inspire young women from […]
Nominations are now open for the 2018 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award. This annual award was established in 2005 by the three Chief Justices of Ontario’s courts. The Chief Justices’ Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of individuals engaged in promoting public understanding of the justice system. Previous recipients have included judges, lawyers, educators and court staff. […]
Did you know that OJEN offers free professional development? Teachers, instructional leaders, learning coaches and administrators can contact us to arrange for a wide range of PD offerings. See the attached list of professional development workshops that OJEN is highlighting this school year. From how to run a mock trial to understanding international law, OJEN’s […]
On Friday, October 19th, 90 female high school students from 27 high schools in the GTA and beyond visited downtown Toronto law firms. Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law is an annual girls-focused program offered in partnership with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program. For grade 11 and 12 students considering a justice […]
Approximately 125 newcomer youth in Toronto developed legal leadership skills in a new OJEN program piloted between August 2017 and July 2018. Many newcomer youth have stronger English language skills than their adult family members. This sometimes places them as trusted sources of information and interpreters for their families. When adult family members encounter […]
On Wednesday, October 2018, Canada became the 2nd country in the world – behind Uruguay – to legalize the possession and use recreational cannabis. So, does this mean that crimes associated with recreational cannabis use don’t exist any more? Definitely not! The Government of Canada has implemented a new legal framework to legalize, strictly regulate […]
Teachers, register your students now! Submission Process Register your class by filling out the online registration form by November 30, 2018. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the parental consent form from the Poster Challenge program page. Distribute the parental consent forms to your students to have filled out by their parent(s) or guardian(s). You may […]
Over the next year, OJEN will engage newcomer youth in the design and delivery of 3 community-based public legal education (PLE) events in Toronto. These events will provide reliable information on immigration and refugee law for their families and community members.