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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 […]

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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.  […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, women in Waterloo Region’s legal community will offer a day-long program for high school girls interested in law.  Braiding Diversity into Justice is an initiative of the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), organized by the Waterloo Region OJEN Committee.  Local law firms and the Waterloo Region Police Service have partnered […]

Get Creative with the 2019 Grade 5 Poster Challenge!

Message to all elementary school teachers looking for a fun justice education project for their class!  Grade 5 students from all across Ontario are invited to use their best drawing, colouring and painting skills, along with their imagination and creativity, to create posters that tell us what they value about the Charter of Rights and […]

Courthouse Visits to 361 University Avenue Court House

Seventy two courthouses throughout Ontario participate in OJEN’s Courthouse Visit Program. Courthouse visits tie into both grades 11 and 12 law curriculum and give students an opportunity to observe the justice system in action and engage with a wide range of justice professionals.  Last year, over 26000 Ontario students visited their local courts.  This year, […]

Now Hiring: Project Leader – Competitive Mock Trial Program

We are looking for a new Project Leader to coordinate our OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trial Program (OOCMT)! Are you passionate about law and education? Are you interested in providing experiential learning for students and coordinating large scale events? Do you have skills in program design? This position is for you! The OOCMT Project Leader will […]

Summer Law Institute Early Bird Rate Ends July 15th!

Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers happens Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Register by July 15th and take advantage of the special Early Bird rate of $65.00 including all materials and meals.  The regular rate after July 15th is $95.00. The Toronto Summer Law Institute, OJEN’s flagship PD event […]

CLEO Launches New CLEO Connect Website

On June 10, OJEN staff joined with CLEO, (Community Legal Education Ontario), to celebrate the launch of their new CLEO Connect website – Training and Tools for Community Workers.  CLEO Connect is a new, comprehensive platform to help support the legal information needs of Ontario’s front line community workers At CLEO Connect, community workers will be able […]

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