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You made it! Wrapping up a year like no other.

With the school year coming to a close, we at OJEN want to acknowledge the incredible burden shouldered by Ontario teachers at every level of education in 2020. You have gracefully and skillfully managed daily uncertainty and student anxiety all while needing to re-learn much of what you knew about how to teach. It has […]

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Know Where You Stand: Emergency Orders, Police Engagement and COVID-19 (Webinar)

In response to recent public health concerns, Justice for Children and Youth and the Ontario Justice Education Network are offering a free online session for frontline youth workers that provides information about the legal implications of emergency orders, legal rights and obligations during this time. Topics to be covered include: City By-Laws and Provincial Regulations […]

Introducing the R v Kaye: The OBA-OJEN Criminal Law Challenge

Due to COVID-19, OJEN has suspended all face-to-face programming, including mock trials, for at least the remainder of this school year.  For many students who have already invested time and effort into preparing for the OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) program, this is a great disappointment.  In consultation with the OBA, teachers and committee heads, […]

Salute to our amazing volunteers!

Last year, approximately 1600 volunteers helped OJEN deliver justice education programs, developed and reviewed classroom resources, provided professional development workshops for teachers and youth workers, sat on local OJEN committees and our Board of Directors as well as so much more.  Without the dedication, enthusiasm and expertise of our volunteers, OJEN couldn’t reach the many […]

New Steps to Justice Modules Available

Among the resources featured on our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning web pages, are Steps to Justice modules on six areas of law.  These modules are based on Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)’s excellent Steps to Justice website that provides practical information on how to navigate many common legal problems faced by Ontario residents.  […]

New: Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning

OJEN’s website now features a special collection of resources appropriate for online learning in law-related Ontario courses.  Our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning page, links to teaching materials from our full library, selected for being most suited for remote learning. Check it out for teaching resources that support law classes, as well as civics, […]

Update from the OJEN Office: COVID-19

June 2, 2020 As educators adapt to remote teaching challenges and community organizations move towards online service delivery, OJEN is finding new ways to support our partners with meaningful justice education initiatives. Support for Remote Teaching and Learning New pages on our website highlight OJEN classroom resources that are well-suited for distance learning. OJEN staff […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2020-2021

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2020-2021. If you are a student at an eligible law school and you have a passion for public legal education and community outreach, we encourage you to apply. The eligible law schools are: Queen’s University, Faculty of Law […]

Waterloo Region Mock Trial 2020

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) for High School Students is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). We invite high school students to find their local mock trial competition, register a team, and participate in the province-wide tournament. The OBA and OJEN launched the competition for Waterloo Region […]

Call for Mock Trial Participants!

Calling all teachers! The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) season is well underway! Registration is now open for all of our tournaments across the province, so visit the OJEN website to find your local region and register a team from your school: Also on the site you will find this year’s case scenario, which all […]

New Ontario Trillium Foundation Funding

OJEN is pleased to announce new funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) to pilot the Family Law for Young Mothers program in the Hamilton area.  Family Law for Young Mothers: Challenge and Change, is program for vulnerable young women who are pregnant or have babies.  While becoming a mother is in itself enormously challenging, […]

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