By establishing mutually beneficial partnerships with justice sector institutions, schools, community organizations, government agencies and countless individuals, our small organization is able to leverage big results.Read more
OJEN programs and classroom resources build legal capability in young people by helping them develop key knowledge and skills that make them more confident and effective when engaging with the justice system.
Directing their own learning contributes to greater engagement. This is especially important for groups of youth with historically challenging relationships with the justice system.
Adapting Youth/Police Dialogue Program for Indigenous Youth On October 5th and 6th, Indigenous youth and police officers from the Sudbury area took part in a 2 day relationship building activity. Based on similar Youth/Police Dialogue programs that OJEN has run successfully in both Toronto and Ottawa, it was adapted for an Indigenous youth audience for […]
Encouraging youth from diverse backgrounds to pursue careers in law, helps to make the legal system more reflective of the people it serves.
Each year, OJEN creates paid positions, for-credit internships and practicums for high school and post-secondary students. Students from a wide range of programs and institutions find opportunities here to get their feet wet with real-world work experience. We offer them a supportive environment and meaningful employment.
Elementary Civil Mock Trial program is an interactive and fun way for students in grade 5 to learn about the law. Children as young as 9 years old get hands-on lessons in perspective taking, limits to free speech, roles in the courtroom and how the law affects our lives, while preparing for the defamation trial of Wendy Witch v. Hansel & Gretel.
Pregnant teens living in group homes or on their own face challenges that have profound impact on their own and their baby’s lives. OJEN’s Family Law for Young Parents (FLYP) program helps them gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to manage the legal aspects of their lives.
OJEN’s experiential justice education programs for youth provide a powerful way to bring law to life. Mock trial programs – whether school-based competitive tournaments or community-based experiential activities – give young people the opportunity to learn about legal issues in a hands-on way.
The Honorable Justice Anne Molloy of the Superior Court of Justice meets with high school student. OJEN turned 15 this year! Since 2002, our programs and resources have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people throughout Ontario. And we’re just getting started! Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond we’re excited about opportunities […]
ESL students at Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute learn about Human Rights law. OJEN turned 15 this year! Since 2002, our programs and resources have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people throughout Ontario. And we’re just getting started! Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond we’re excited about opportunities to expand our justice […]