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Newcomer Youth Learn to Become Legal Leaders

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 […]

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What you Need to Know about Ontario’s New Cannabis Laws

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 […]

Poster Challenge Registration 2018

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 […]

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funds Newcomer Youth Program

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 Bursaries Given to Ontario High School Graduates

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 Designing a Better Justice System

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 […]

Building Positive Youth-Police Relations in Ottawa

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: […]

Tate’s Tableaux / Tate Herbert Memorial Fund

Your donation to the Tate Herbert Memorial Fund supports OJEN’s training and work opportunities for students.  In addition, it supports the programs that inform thousands of youth about the justice system.

OJEN is hiring!

OJEN is hiring a part-time Digital Communications Associate!  Please see the job posting below for more information. Application deadline is Monday, October 1st at 5:00 pm. Part-time Digital Communications Associate – Sep 2018

Butch Rickeard Receives 2018 Hux-Kiteley Award

The 2018 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award was presented to Philip (Butch) Rickeard from Leamington District Secondary School at a reception on August 28th. Mr. Rickeard was recognized for his innovation in teaching law, connecting students to professionals in a wide variety of justice occupations and providing them with experiential learning opportunities that bring law […]

OJEN’s Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time to slow things down and recharge your batteries. If you’ve been waiting for this time to catch up on some reading but don’t know where to start, look no further.  Whether you’re looking for inspiration, information or just plain fun, OJEN staff picks can get you started.  So get out […]

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