Lawyers, workers, students, educators, and members of the OJEN community: please join us on April 20th, from 12-3 pm for the Indigenous youth perspectives on the justice system: listening and learning event. This event is an opportunity for our community in Toronto to support Indigenous youth in their ongoing work towards justice system education and […]Read more
Date: Tuesday, August 28th and Wednesday, August 29th, 2018 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. Program: 2018 SLI Program Registration Fee: $95 The registration […]
On February 9th 2018, Gerald Stanley was found not guilty by a jury in the shooting death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man, on Stanley’s farm in rural Saskatchewan. Since the verdict was announced, it has been big in the news and people have questions. Here are some resources we found to help you […]
Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Spring 2018 Charter Challenge! Students from anywhere in Ontario can participate in OJEN’s Charter Challenge as an in-class assignment or an extra-curricular option. As Ontario’s only provincial appellate-level mock hearing, the Charter Challenge has students prepare factums in favour of or […]
Each year thousands of students pass through the doors of Ontario courthouses to observe the justice system in action. Enhancing courthouse visits, making the experience a positive and enriching one for high school students, was the initial concept that sparked the creation of the Ontario Justice Education Network. Courtrooms & Classrooms, OJEN’s flagship program, has grown to involve more than 70 courthouses province-wide. Thanks to the Courtrooms & Classrooms coordinators at these courthouses and the judiciary who volunteer their time, approximately 20,000 students enjoyed OJEN’s court visit program last year alone.
On Friday, February 23, the London OJEN Committee is offering a full day Law Institute, the first in that city since 2005. It will be hosted by the University of Western Ontario Faculty of Law. The committee put together a day of sessions led by an incredible lineup of speakers from the local legal community.
Justice Education Fellows meet for intensive skill development in facilitation and OJEN program models. Students at post-secondary campuses throughout Ontario have often played an important role in delivering OJEN’s justice education programming to youth in their communities. In 2017 OJEN established Justice Education Fellowships to formalize the post-secondary outreach program in Ontario’s law schools. Six […]
OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) 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, University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, and Queen’s University) and you […]
At 23, Ashley Harripersad is OJEN’s youngest employee. She brings specialized knowledge and experience that is greatly valued in our office. The insight she brings from being on the receiving side of the justice education experience is both helpful and inspiring.
OJEN focuses on building legal capability in youth. We provide young people with opportunities to develop key knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more confident and effective when they encounter the justice system – from navigating a legal dispute, to using the law to effect social change.
By establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with justice sector institutions, schools, community organizations, government agencies and countless individuals, our small organization is able to leverage big results.