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Register for Trailblazers – 2017

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law Every October, OJEN partners with LEAF and LAWS to run a full-day event that introduces high school girls to women working in law. This year, we will start at the University of Toronto. Then we will head to Osgoode Hall to chat with a judge and talk about diversity in […]

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First Nations Youth Lead Radio Interview on Police Complaints

  First Nations students from Dennis Franklin Cromarty high school learned about how to file police complaints. They shared this information with the larger community by interviewing Nishnawbe Aski Legal Services Executive Director, Celina Reitberger, on the radio. The show was broadcast on Wawatay Radio and you can listen to a recording of it below! […]

NWOLI: Registration is Open – October 13, 2017!

NORTHWESTERN ONTARIO LAW INSTITUTE (NWOLI) – Registration is Open! Date: Friday, October 13th, 2017 Time: 8:30AM – 4:30PM Location: Bora Laskin Faculty of Law – John N. Paterson Auditorium Draft Agenda is HERE! Please join us for our Northwestern Ontario Law Institute! OJEN’s NWOLI gives secondary-school teachers from across Northwestern Ontario the opportunity to participate in […]

OJEN is hiring in Toronto! (Updated)

We are excited to announce that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hiring a full-time Project Leader for our Department of Educator Support.    Please see attached posting and distribute widely.   Aboriginal candidates and members of marginalized communities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Monday, August 28th at 9 am.     OJEN Project Leader – French Language […]

OJEN is hiring in Sudbury!

We are excited to announce that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hiring a part-time OJEN Project Officer for our Youth Police Dialogue program in Sudbury starting in June.    Please see attached posting and distribute widely.   Our ideal candidate for this position is a post-secondary student. Aboriginal students and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply. Application […]

OJEN is Hiring in Ottawa!

We are excited to announce that the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hiring a Bilingual Project Officer in Ottawa for summer 2017. Please see attached posting for details. Our ideal candidate for this position is a post-secondary student. Aboriginal students and members of visible minorities are encouraged to apply. Application deadline is Monday, May 29 (12:00 […]

Canada 150 / OJEN 15!

Canada may be getting more publicity, but 2017 is a milestone year for OJEN too.  We’re turning 15! That’s 15 years of justice education programs for youth; 15 years of creating free classroom resources for high school teachers; 15 years of meaningful volunteer opportunities for justice professionals; and 15 years of preparing youth to become legally […]

Inuit Youth Ask Trudeau for Help

In late November of last year, the Law Society of Nunavut (LSN), in partnership with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), ran a pilot program for a capacity-development initiative aimed at Inuit youth in the community of Hall Beach. Over three days, students from middle school to high school grappled with challenging ideas about citizenship […]

Register Now for the 2017 Summer Law Institute!

UPDATE: View 2017 Draft Schedule HERE! Date: Tuesday, August 29th and Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 Location: Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON The OJEN Summer Law Institute gives Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussions with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Registration Fee: […]

OJEN is recruiting: Justice Education Fellowships 2017-18

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for four (4) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2017-18. If you are an incoming 2L, 3L, or LLM student at an eligible law school (including Lakehead University, University of Ottawa, University of Western Ontario, and Queen’s University) and you have a passion for public legal education […]

Matawa students talk Gladue on Wawatay Radio

OJEN was funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to put together a Law and Radio Project with two pilots for First Nations students. The first pilot ran this October at Matawa Learning Centre in Thunder Bay.   In the project the students choose a legal topic and then spend four sessions learning about the topic, writing interview questions and practicing […]

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