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Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award

This award was named after two of the members of OJEN’s original Board of Directors: Allan Hux, who represented Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association, and Justice Fran Kiteley, who was the Superior Court of Justice representative and the first Chair of OJEN’s Board of Directors. The Board of Directors established this award in 2011 to honour the foundation role that these two exceptional educators played in establishing OJEN.

The Hux-Kiteley award recognizes an educator in the province of Ontario who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the area of justice education. The criteria may include:

  • Innovation in justice education
  • Collaborative approaches to teaching about legal issues
  • Promotion of democratic participation
  • Leadership among peers in promoting justice education

The recipient of the Hux-Kiteley award is honoured at OJEN’s Summer Law Institute reception each August.

To nominate someone for this award, send their name and brief description of their activities to awardsprix@ojen.ca. An OJEN staff member will follow up. Nominations are received year-round, but must be received before the end of April to be considered for that year.

Past Recipients

2016 Danielle McLaughlin

The 2016 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award is awarded to Danielle McLaughlin. As the Director of Education for the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust Ms. McLaughlin has devoted herself to advancing justice education through developing and delivering programs and resources to students and teachers that challenge the way they think and teach about rights and freedoms.

2015 Ian Pettigrew

Ian was recognized for his outstanding contributions to justice education while a member of the Peel Justice Education Network and the exemplary role he played in organizing, coordinating and planning Mock Bail Hearings in November and Mock Trial Tournaments in March of each year during his tenure as Instructional Coordinator for Social Studies, Canadian & World Studies, Native Studies and Social Sciences & Humanities.

2014 Kris Kozell

Kris taught law at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute until her retirement last year. A passionate and innovative educator, Ms Kozell consistently participated in mock trials, frequently taking part in the Toronto Experiential Mock Trial Tournaments, visited courtroom sessions in Toronto court houses, brought lawyers into her classroom through her involvement with the Adopt-a-School program and participated in the initial LAWS program for 2 years.

2013 Shari Blasutti

Shari Blasutti is an educator from the Rainbow District School Board in Sudbury. Ms Blasutti has been recognized for her innovative contributions to teaching secondary school law over a period of nearly 20 years.

2012 Norm Innocente

Norm Innocente is an educator recently retired from the Windsor- Essex Catholic District School Board. Mr. Innocente was recognized for his contributions to teaching secondary school Law over a remarkable career which spanned 37 years.

2011 Pat Noble

The inaugural recipient of OJEN’s Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educators Award is Pat Noble, an educator with the Peel District School Board. Ms Noble has been a trailblazer in the promotion of justice education in Peel Region, developing strong relationships between school and justice communities that support the success of students.

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