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Annual Events & Programs

OJEN runs many annual events and programs. OJEN’s annual events and programs give you the chance to connect with other teachers, lawyers, and students who share your interest in law, access to justice, and community-building. To get your class, community group or club involved in something larger, check out the following programs and contact us.

Ontario Conference of Judges Bursary

The Ontario Conference of Judges has allocated funding to create seven new bursaries in Ontario. The Ontario Conference of Judges represents the judges who sit in the Ontario Court of Justice. These judges decide on important matters such as: Criminal Law: In dealing with indictable offences and summary conviction offences, the Ontario Court of Justice […]

Bursaries for Grade 12 Students Pursuing Studies Toward a Career in Law

Bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario University or College. These bursaries have been created to assist students who demonstrate academic excellence and commitment to their studies and who are in financial need. Bursaries are offered in each […]

Charter Challenge

Do you want to deepen your students’ understanding of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? Then OJEN’s Charter Challenge is for you! The Charter Challenge is Ontario’s only mock appeal competition for secondary schools. Each semester, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over […]

Saverio Nestico Judicial Award of Excellence Bursary for Law Students

The Saverio Nestico Judicial Award of Excellence Bursary for Law Students was established by Saverio Nestico, a Justice of the Peace for Ontario. He was appointed to the Ontario Court of Justice in 2007 and served as President of the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO) for over 4 years. He previously […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice

This November 2018, OJEN will run a full-day event that introduces young women, ages 16 to 20 in Waterloo Region to women working in law. Braiding Diversity into Justice  will take place on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at at the Waterloo Region Courthouse, 85 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON. Schools in the Waterloo Region area will be able […]

Legal Leaders Workshops for Newcomer Youth

Newcomers often experience unique legal challenges. Faced with unfamiliar laws and legal processes, and potentially unaware of their legal rights or mechanisms for enforcement, many newcomers also experience language barriers when seeking access to legal help. Newcomer youth often have a special and trusted relationship with their parents and other adult family members. They speak […]

OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). A network of local mock trial tournaments use the OOCMT case and format for mock trials.

OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund

In 2008, OJEN and the Law Foundation of Ontario (LFO) partnered to launch a Mock Trial Fund that provides financial support and other resources to the ever expanding roster of mock trial events across Ontario. The OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund aims for an equitable distribution of funds and a simple application process. Grants are based […]

Poster Challenge 2018

  The Poster Challenge invites grade 5 students to create posters that tell us what they value about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. At a courthouse near you, staff will choose their favourite posters to send to the OJEN head office, where we will select one that will hang in each regional courthouse for […]

Sistahs in Law: Paving the Way

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is pleased to partner with the Black Female Lawyers Network (BFLN) to offer Sistahs-in -Law: Paving the Way, a day-long educational opportunity for high school aged girls on Monday, November 12, 2018 from 9:00 to 4:00pm held at the historic St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church Street, Toronto. Students will […]

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