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Fun with Civil Law – Hansel & Gretel v. Wendy Witch

Civil Law can be a complex and important topic, and you might not expect it to be of great interest for 10 year old children.  Why then, are grade five students having so much fun learning about defamation law, civil trial procedure and roles in the justice system? The answer is OJEN’s Grade 5 Civil […]

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Justice Education Fellowship Profile: Tawny Allison & ADR Workshops

In 2017, OJEN introduced the Justice Education Fellowship program, to formalize an existing post-secondary outreach program in Ontario’s law schools.  For students with an interest in delivering Public Legal Education (PLE) for youth audiences, Justice Education Fellowships provide training and support as they plan and deliver their first projects. Six law students from 5 law […]

London Courthouse Visits: Introducing Educational Scenarios for Students

Visiting a local courthouse with a high school law class is often the first contact students have with the court system.  With OJEN’s flagship Courtrooms & Classrooms program, visits to the courthouse also present opportunities for young people to connect with legal professionals such as judges, justices of the peace, lawyers and court staff.  Each […]

February 2019 PD Opportunities

Is winter getting you down?  OJEN offers an antidote to the February blahs – PD sessions to inspire and refresh! On February 15th, OJEN offers workshops for teachers in 3 locations. PD Sessions The Windsor-Essex Law Institute is a half day conference hosted by the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.  The tentative program includes […]

Courtrooms & Classrooms: Introduction to OJEN’s School-Based Programs

Ontario’s teachers are a tremendous asset in our mission to develop the legal capability of young people. By working with teachers, OJEN benefits from their pedagogical expertise, relationships with their students, and commitment to community life. This ensures that we share information about the law and the justice system in a way that prepares young […]

Register Now for the Windsor-Essex Law Institute!

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Location: University of Windsor Faculty of Law The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hosting the 2019 Windsor-Essex Law Institute, a half-day professional development conference for law, civics, and social sciences secondary school teachers on Friday, February 15th at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. OJEN provides teachers with an […]

Full Day PD Day for London Area Law Teachers

About 20 law teachers from the London area participated in a full day of OJEN professional development earlier this month. Hosted by Western University Faculty of Law, the day included sessions on:   An introduction to CLEO’s new website, Steps to Justice; Current issues in International Law; How new Marijuana Laws impact youth. Teachers were […]

Fall 2018 Charter Challenge Results in Deadlock

If an aspiring shock-TV host seeks police advice on how to entrap and film an online predator leading to their arrest, is he acting as an agent of the police? If so, to what extent must he consider the Charter rights of the accused? What should be done with evidence gathered through infringing upon those rights? These […]

Young Moms Impress Police Officers in OJEN Youth-Police Dialogues Program

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 […]

Tate’s Tableaux Raises Funds for OJEN

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 Receives LFO Catalyst Grant

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 […]

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