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Top Five Cases of 2018 now Available Online

One of the highlights of the Toronto Summer Law Institute each year, is a presentation by a judge about five significant cases that have recently appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  The judge explains what makes the cases interesting from an educational perspective, offering his insight and observations. Each year OJEN produces a […]

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Braiding Diversity into Justice 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, women in Waterloo Region’s legal community will offer a day-long program for high school girls interested in law.  Braiding Diversity into Justice is an initiative of the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), organized by the Waterloo Region OJEN Committee.  Local law firms and the Waterloo Region Police Service have partnered […]

Get Creative with the 2019 Grade 5 Poster Challenge!

Message to all elementary school teachers looking for a fun justice education project for their class!  Grade 5 students from all across Ontario are invited to use their best drawing, colouring and painting skills, along with their imagination and creativity, to create posters that tell us what they value about the Charter of Rights and […]

Charter Challenge: A message to all grade 11 &12 Law teachers!

Did you like our mock trials? If so, you will love the Charter Challenge.The Charter Challenge is Ontario’s only mock appeal competition for secondary schools. Each semester, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over Ontario form teams and choose one side of the appeal […]

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 […]

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 […]

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