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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 […]

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Frontline Worker Training Series – Support through the Justice System Training

Approximate 80 frontline youth workers attended a full day Support Through the Justice System training delivered by OJEN on January 28th.  In partnership with the City of Toronto Youth Development Unit and Toronto Youth Equity Strategy and in collaboration with Nikki Knows, the workshop clarified for frontline workers what happens when a youth is charged […]

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, […]

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 […]

Steps to Justice – Criminal Law Module

“Can the police stop me on the street and ask for my ID?” “Should I sign a peace bond to deal with my criminal case?” “What can happen if I miss my court date?” These are a few of the questions posed in the Steps to Justice – Criminal Law resource, now available on the […]

Nominate a Justice Education Champion

Whether coaching high school mock trial teams, sharing legal information with vulnerable youth audiences, providing insight into topical legal issues at PD sessions for teachers, and in countless other ways, volunteers play an essential role in supporting OJEN’s justice education initiatives province-wide.  Each year, hundreds of volunteers give of their time, expertise and dedication to […]

Tate’s Tableaux Raises Funds for OJEN

The Herbert family established Tate’s Tableaux 6 years ago to commemorate the life of their son in a meaningful way.  Their annual event in Barrie, brings together friends and family for an evening of music and good cheer.  The proceeds are donated to OJEN’s justice education programs for youth, a cause they believe Tate would […]

Steps to Justice – Employment Law Module

Can employers force their employees to work on public holidays? If your job requires a uniform, can the employer make you pay for it? What can you do if you think you have been fired from your job unfairly? These are a few of the questions explored in the Steps to Justice Employment Law workshop […]

Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice

Ontario’s 4th annual Access to Justice Week takes place October 28th to November 1st. As part of the week’s events, OJEN (the Ontario Justice Education Network), CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), and the Law Society of Ontario are proud to present a day-long conference addressing public legal education and its role in access to justice.  […]

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