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OJEN Receives LFO Catalyst Grant

OJEN is thrilled to announce that we are one of twenty organizations to receive funding through the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst grant program! This new program offers core funding over a three-year funding cycle to non-profit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario.  Its goal is to help provide organizational stability […]

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Waterloo OJEN Committee Organizes Career Day for Young Women

On November 6th, 40 young women from the Waterloo Region will spend the day connecting with women working in justice sector careers.  Braiding Diversity into Justice is a full day career modeling program designed to attract greater diversity to the legal profession.  Organized by the Waterloo OJEN Committee, this program aims to inspire young women […]

Nominate a Justice Education Champion!

Nominations are now open for the 2018 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award.  This annual award was established in 2005 by the three Chief Justices of Ontario’s courts. The Chief Justices’ Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of individuals engaged in promoting public understanding of the justice system.  Previous recipients have included judges, lawyers, educators and court staff. […]

OJEN Professional Development Workshops 2018-19

Did you know that OJEN offers free professional development? Teachers, instructional leaders, learning coaches and administrators can contact us to arrange for a wide range of PD offerings. See the attached list of professional development workshops that OJEN is highlighting this school year.  From how to run a mock trial to understanding international law, OJEN’s […]

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law

On Friday, October 19th, 90 female high school students from 27 high schools in the GTA and beyond visited downtown Toronto law firms.   Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law is an annual girls-focused program offered in partnership with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program. For grade 11 and 12 students considering a justice […]

What you Need to Know about Ontario’s New Cannabis Laws

On Wednesday, October 2018, Canada became the 2nd country in the world – behind Uruguay – to legalize the possession and use recreational cannabis.  So, does this mean that crimes associated with recreational cannabis use don’t exist any more?  Definitely not!  The Government of Canada has implemented a new legal framework to legalize, strictly regulate […]

Poster Challenge Registration 2018

Teachers, register your students now! Submission Process Register your class by filling out the online registration form by November 30, 2018. You will receive an email confirming your registration. Download the parental consent form from the Poster Challenge program page. Distribute the parental consent forms to your students to have filled out by their parent(s) or guardian(s). You may […]

Ontario Trillium Foundation Funds Newcomer Youth Program

Over the next year, OJEN will engage newcomer youth in the design and delivery of 3 community-based public legal education (PLE) events in Toronto.  These events will provide reliable information on immigration and refugee law for their families and community members.

OJEN is hiring!

OJEN is hiring a part-time Digital Communications Associate!  Please see the job posting below for more information. Application deadline is Monday, October 1st at 5:00 pm. Part-time Digital Communications Associate – Sep 2018

Butch Rickeard Receives 2018 Hux-Kiteley Award

The 2018 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award was presented to Philip (Butch) Rickeard from Leamington District Secondary School at a reception on August 28th. Mr. Rickeard was recognized for his innovation in teaching law, connecting students to professionals in a wide variety of justice occupations and providing them with experiential learning opportunities that bring law […]

OJEN’s Summer Reading List

Summer is a great time to slow things down and recharge your batteries. If you’ve been waiting for this time to catch up on some reading but don’t know where to start, look no further.  Whether you’re looking for inspiration, information or just plain fun, OJEN staff picks can get you started.  So get out […]

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