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FROM THE OJEN BLOG

Law Students Deliver PLE on Safety and Sexting

Each year, OJEN’s Justice Education Fellowship program provides Public Legal Education training and experience to a select group of Ontario law students.  Before the start of the fall semester, Fellows meet with OJEN staff to learn about our justice education project models, facilitation techniques for youth audiences and tips for working with teachers, volunteers and […]

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Introducing OJEN to Ontario’s Teacher Candidates

Educator Support staff are on the road introducing OJEN’s free resources and services to faculties of education across Ontario.  In a year when labour action restricts teachers’ ability to attend professional development sessions, OJEN has refocused our attention on teacher candidates. Since the beginning of the year, Director of Educator Support, Nat Paul, has visited […]

OJEN Partners on Access to Justice Week Conference

On October 31st, OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), and the Law Society of Ontario presented a day-long conference as part of Ontario’s 4thannual Access to Justice Week.  Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice, addressed current and emerging topics in public legal education and information. In his […]

Inspiring Diverse Young Women in Waterloo Region

On November 5th, the Waterloo OJEN Committee hosted the 2nd annual Braiding Diversity into Justice – a day long program for young women from racialized and/or marginalized communities to learn about careers in law.  Approximately 30 young women met at the Waterloo Region Courthouse to connect with female professionals working in the justice sector. The […]

Youth-Police Dialogues Update

OJEN’s Youth-Police Dialogues (YPD) Program is in high gear this fall with the multi-session workshops taking place simultaneously in five communities throughout Ontario.  In Toronto, Hamilton, Kingston, Sudbury, and Ottawa, youth and police officers are coming together to challenge stereotypes, build rapport, and improve community relations.  Now in the second year of a three year […]

Meet Bryn Rieger – OJEN’s New OOCMT Coordinator

OJEN is pleased to announce that Bryn Rieger has accepted the position of Coordinator for the OJEN/OBA Competitive Mock Trial Program. Before joining OJEN, Bryn practiced criminal defence in Winnipeg, with an emphasis on youth criminal justice.  In this role, he engaged with Indigenous and other marginalized youth.  He brings a strong background in social […]

Newcomer Community Justice – Perspectives of Youth Leaders

Youth in three Toronto newcomer communities received legal information and developed leadership skills that will help them as leaders in their communities. Newcomer youth fill a unique role in their family and community. Due to their greater English proficiency, newcomer youth often act as interpreters and source of information for their family members. However, complex […]

Workshop Introduces Nunavut Youth to Criminal Law System

Approximately 60 Inuit youth in Nunavut were introduced to the processes and goals of the criminal law system in workshops designed by OJEN for the Law Society of Nunavut.   During the week of September 16th to 20th, OJEN facilitated three workshops with the Law Society of Nunavut in partnership with Nunavut Legal Aid, the […]

Art and the Courts Website Launched

OJEN’s new Art and the Courts website was launched this August at the Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers at Osgoode Hall.  This beautifully photographed site takes viewers on virtual tours of the McMurtry Gardens of Justice and the courtrooms of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  Winning posters of the annual Grade 5 Poster […]

22 Students Receive Bursaries toward a Career in Justice

OJEN is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Bursary Program has been the most successful yet!  In 2018, 130 students applied for the bursaries. This year, 247 students from around Ontario applied, a new record for the program. Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of […]

OJEN’s New Online Resources

OJEN’s Educator Support Department has been hard at work creating new teaching materials for law teachers.  Four new resources have recently been posted on our website. Top Five Cases of 2018 A highlight of the Toronto Summer Law Institute each year, is a presentation by a judge about five significant cases that have recently appeared […]

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