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Ministry of Canadian Heritage funding advances OJEN’s Francophone programming

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OJEN School Programs to the End of 2020

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has required OJEN to suspend school-based, in-person programming for the remainder of 2020. While some of our programs are on hold, we have adapted others to an online format and added new virtual programs. The list below shows the status of OJEN’s main school-based programs this fall:             Classrooms visits & virtual […]

7th annual Tate’s Tableaux: Covid-19 Edition

Each year the Herbert family holds an event to honour the memory of their son, Tate, and raise money for the Ontario Justice Education Network. In 2013, Tate had just completed his second year in the Law and Society degree program at Wilfrid Laurier University when he was tragically taken by cancer.  Supporting OJEN is […]

Court Visits Update: September 2020

Courthouse visits are temporarily unavailable due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While technically still open to the public, the majority of Ontario courthouses are only admitting persons with matters before the courts in an effort to help contain viral transmission and maintain public safety and the integrity of the Ontario justice system. […]

OJEN Pairs Justice Education Workshops with Research Study

OJEN has partnered with Calibrate Solutions to undertake a small research project funded by Justice Canada that looks at the access to justice needs of young Black adults.  The project is part of a national survey gathering qualitative data on the experiences of minority populations with serious legal problems.   Throughout July and August, small […]

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 […]

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, […]

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