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Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2019-20

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2019-20. 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:   Lakehead University, University of […]

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Introducing the Kingston OJEN Committee

OJEN’s family of local committees is growing! In January, representatives from Kingston’s legal and education communities met to discuss ways they could provide enriched justice education experiences for local students and youth.  Home to Queen’s University Law School and an active legal community, Kingston is well situated to be an important support for OJEN’s justice […]

Indigenous Youth, Participate on Developing ‘Shield Your Rights’

We are looking for committed, capable and enthusiastic youth to help us direct and implement the next phase of the Indigenous Youth: Designing a Better Justice System project. (See our report on the first phase here.) How do I participate? We are excited to begin work to further design and test the mobile app and […]

February 2019 PD Opportunities

Is winter getting you down?  OJEN offers an antidote to the February blahs – PD sessions to inspire and refresh! On February 15th, OJEN offers workshops for teachers in 3 locations. PD Sessions The Windsor-Essex Law Institute is a half day conference hosted by the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law.  The tentative program includes […]

Register Now for the Windsor-Essex Law Institute!

Date: Friday, February 15, 2019 Location: University of Windsor Faculty of Law The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is hosting the 2019 Windsor-Essex Law Institute, a half-day professional development conference for law, civics, and social sciences secondary school teachers on Friday, February 15th at the University of Windsor, Faculty of Law. OJEN provides teachers with an […]

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 […]

Waterloo OJEN Committee Organizes Career Day for Young Women

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

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 […]

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