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Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award

This annual award is named after an exceptional young man who lost his life to cancer in 2013 at the age of 20. Tate was studying Law and Society at Wilfrid Laurier University. His passion for justice brought him to a co-op placement at the Barrie office of Legal Aid Ontario. Tate loved both law and education, and OJEN is honoured to administer an award commemorating his life.

Every year OJEN works with hundreds of post-secondary students who assist in delivering justice education projects across the province. The Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award recognizes a post-secondary student volunteer who has exceeded expectations and made a significant contribution to OJEN’s justice education initiatives.

Past recipients are acknowledged on a permanent plaque that hangs in the Barrie Courthouse.

If you have worked with an OJEN student volunteer whom you wish to nominate, send their name and brief description of their activities to 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 Sam Periera

Over the 2015-2016 school year, Sam made a remarkable contribution to the Flip Your Wig for Justice fundraising and awareness raising campaign. One aspect of the campaign involved producing a magazine that profiled “access to justice champions” from across Ontario. Sam took on the job of co-ordinating all the film and video shoots.

2015 Suzie Bouchard

Suzie Bouchard has been awarded the inaugural Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award. For two years, as a student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, she made valuable contributions to OJEN’s justice education initiatives.

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