OJEN in the Community
Everybody will have a legal problem at some point in their life. Whether it’s a bad landlord, a dissolving marriage, getting stopped by police, or making a will, dealing with the law is a life skill. But it’s hard to find good legal information when you need it, and even harder to find people who can talk about law in a way that’s accessible, accurate, and practical.
We work with community groups across Ontario to deliver our legal workshops and programs to people who need them. We run engaging, interactive programs for youth that help them build the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they’ll need to manage legal issues in their own lives. You can browse some of the programs we offer in Justice Education Projects.
If you are interested in bringing an OJEN program to your group, contact us. We will work together to identify legal topics and skills that are important to your community. If we don’t have a program that fits, we can create something for you.
As part of the program, we will also set you up with justice sector volunteers in your area (lawyers, paralegals, law students, judges, justices of the peace, etc) who will come and share their expertise with your group.
We can also modify our programs for special audiences. If your group is still learning English, has special educational needs, or has a historically negative relationship with the justice system, contact us to see what we can do.