OJEN Lennox Award
The Lennox Award was created by the Ontario Court of Justice to honour the former Chief Justice Brian Lennox’s role as a founding Director of the Ontario Justice Education Network. It commemorates his personal commitment to justice education in Ontario.
This annual award recognizes innovation in justice education in Ontario’s East Region (the area including Ottawa, Cornwall, and Kingston). An individual or group who has undertaken an innovative project or demonstrated a long-standing commitment to justice education can be nominated.
The past recipients are listed on a permanent plaque which hangs in the Ottawa Courthouse.
To nominate an individual or group for this award, send their name and brief description of their activities to firstname.lastname@example.org. An OJEN staff member will follow up. Nominations are received year-round, but must be received before the end of the calendar year to be considered for that year.
Susheel Gupta was selected to receive the inaugural Lennox Award as a result of the leadership he has demonstrated in promoting justice education in the Ottawa region. He is committed to providing students with a positive exposure to the law, through his work on both the Canadian Bar Association Law Day Committee and the Ottawa OJEN Committee.
As a secondary school law teacher at St. Mark High School in Ottawa, Don Morris has personally made exceptional efforts to connect his students to the justice sector through court visits, inviting justice professionals to speak in his classroom and organizing mock trials. As a member of the Ottawa OJEN Committee since 2005, Mr. Morris’ classroom expertise and educator’s perspective has been instrumental in allowing for it to tailor justice education initiatives meet the needs of Ottawa area students and teachers.
AJEFO has been a leader in advancing public knowledge of the right to judicial services in either official language to Ontario’s over 600,000 Francophone residents for more than 30 years. This award recognizes its significant contribution to justice education throughout the province and specifically, for the creation of the innovative web site, Cliquezjustice.ca.