On November 6th, 40 young women from the Waterloo Region spent the day connecting with women working in justice sector careers. Braiding Diversity into Justice was a full day career modeling program designed to attract greater diversity to the legal profession. Organized by the Waterloo OJEN Committee, this program aimed to inspire young women from […]Read more
Nominations are now open for the 2018 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award. This annual award was established in 2005 by the three Chief Justices of Ontario’s courts. The Chief Justices’ Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of individuals engaged in promoting public understanding of the justice system. Previous recipients have included judges, lawyers, educators and court staff. […]
Did you know that OJEN offers free professional development? Teachers, instructional leaders, learning coaches and administrators can contact us to arrange for a wide range of PD offerings. See the attached list of professional development workshops that OJEN is highlighting this school year. From how to run a mock trial to understanding international law, OJEN’s […]
On Friday, October 19th, 90 female high school students from 27 high schools in the GTA and beyond visited downtown Toronto law firms. Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law is an annual girls-focused program offered in partnership with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program. For grade 11 and 12 students considering a justice […]
Approximately 125 newcomer youth in Toronto developed legal leadership skills in a new OJEN program piloted between August 2017 and July 2018. Many newcomer youth have stronger English language skills than their adult family members. This sometimes places them as trusted sources of information and interpreters for their families. When adult family members encounter […]
On Wednesday, October 2018, Canada became the 2nd country in the world – behind Uruguay – to legalize the possession and use recreational cannabis. So, does this mean that crimes associated with recreational cannabis use don’t exist any more? Definitely not! The Government of Canada has implemented a new legal framework to legalize, strictly regulate […]
Teachers, register your students now! Submission Process Register your class by filling out the online registration form by November 30, 2018. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the parental consent form from the Poster Challenge program page. Distribute the parental consent forms to your students to have filled out by their parent(s) or guardian(s). You may […]
Over the next year, OJEN will engage newcomer youth in the design and delivery of 3 community-based public legal education (PLE) events in Toronto. These events will provide reliable information on immigration and refugee law for their families and community members.
Twenty high school graduates started their post-secondary studies this fall with bursaries provided by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) and the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA).
Aboriginal youth are charting a new course in relations between the justice system and the communities in which they live. In 2016, the Feathers of Hope First Nations youth forum released their report, Justice and Juries—A First Nations Youth Action Plan for Justice. In it they shared a vision of justice that was respectful of […]
Last summer, approximately 70 youth from four Ottawa neighbourhoods met with local police officers for an OJEN justice education program. The purpose of the program was to open communication between police and youth in communities where tension or conflict exists. Funded by Crime Prevention Ottawa and the Law Foundation of Ontario, this year’s Changing Course: […]