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Bishop Strachan School Law Teacher Recognized for Excellence

Rita Gravina, a teacher at the Bishop Strachan School, is the 10th 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 of OJEN’s founding board […]

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The 2020 Spring Charter Challenge happened! And it was awesome!

The Charter Challenge is probably OJEN’s most challenging program for secondary students.  In normal times it is difficult to complete. In the current environment of remote teaching and learning, it seemed impossible. And yet it happened! Students, teachers and justice sectors volunteers had constructive discussions on our online forums and, although most teams couldn’t complete […]

Know Where You Stand: Emergency Orders, Police Engagement and COVID-19 (Webinar)

In response to recent public health concerns, Justice for Children and Youth and the Ontario Justice Education Network are offering a free online session for frontline youth workers that provides information about the legal implications of emergency orders, legal rights and obligations during this time. Topics to be covered include: City By-Laws and Provincial Regulations […]

Introducing the R v Kaye: The OBA-OJEN Criminal Law Challenge

Due to COVID-19, OJEN has suspended all face-to-face programming, including mock trials, for at least the remainder of this school year.  For many students who have already invested time and effort into preparing for the OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) program, this is a great disappointment.  In consultation with the OBA, teachers and committee heads, […]

Salute to our amazing volunteers!

Last year, approximately 1600 volunteers helped OJEN deliver justice education programs, developed and reviewed classroom resources, provided professional development workshops for teachers and youth workers, sat on local OJEN committees and our Board of Directors as well as so much more.  Without the dedication, enthusiasm and expertise of our volunteers, OJEN couldn’t reach the many […]

Jamie Glass – 2019 Chief Justices’ Award Recipient

Jamie Glass, a law teacher at Middlefield Collegiate Institute in the York Region District School Board, is the recipient of the 2019 Chief Justices’ Award. The Chief Justices’ Award is an annual award created by the Chief Justices of Ontario’s three courts to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions in promoting public understanding of […]

New Steps to Justice Modules Available

Among the resources featured on our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning web pages, are Steps to Justice modules on six areas of law.  These modules are based on Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)’s excellent Steps to Justice website that provides practical information on how to navigate many common legal problems faced by Ontario residents.  […]

New: Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning

OJEN’s website now features a special collection of resources appropriate for online learning in law-related Ontario courses.  Our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning page, links to teaching materials from our full library, selected for being most suited for remote learning. Check it out for teaching resources that support law classes, as well as civics, […]

Update from the OJEN Office: COVID-19

June 2, 2020 As educators adapt to remote teaching challenges and community organizations move towards online service delivery, OJEN is finding new ways to support our partners with meaningful justice education initiatives. Support for Remote Teaching and Learning New pages on our website highlight OJEN classroom resources that are well-suited for distance learning. OJEN staff […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2020-2021

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2020-2021. 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: Queen’s University, Faculty of Law […]

Law Students Deliver PLE on Safety and Sexting

Each year, OJEN’s Justice Education Fellowship program provides Public Legal Education training and experience to a select group of Ontario law students.  Before the start of the fall semester, Fellows meet with OJEN staff to learn about our justice education project models, facilitation techniques for youth audiences and tips for working with teachers, volunteers and […]

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