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Braiding Diversity into Justice

The goal of the “Braiding Diversity into Justice” event is to connect young women, who are marginalized and/or racialized, with members of the legal sector in order to motivate and empower them. We hope to inspire these young women of diverse backgrounds, and to help them feel confident in their ability to become successful legal/justice sector professionals.

On November 2018, OJEN ran a full-day event that introduced young women, ages 16 to 20 in Waterloo Region to women working in law.

Braiding Diversity into Justice 2019 will take place on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the Waterloo Region Courthouse, 85 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON.

This year’s Braiding Diversity event will include a motivational keynote from Justice Jodie-Lynn Waddilove of the Ontario Court of Justice. Participants will also hear from Judge Helen Whitener, a Superior Court Judge in Washington State who recently received an award for Excellence in Diversity: video


CBC: “Waterloo region youth ready to take on law after diversity event.”

CBC: “40 girls, youth to visit Kitchener courthouse, learn about careers in law.”

SNAP’d: “Braiding Diversity Into Justice.”

2019 Registration

Schools in the Waterloo Region area will be able to register up to 4 students.  

Registration will open: Tuesday, October 1, 2019 at 3:00pm.  

Deadline to send application in: Thursday, October 31, 2019 at 5:00pm.  

While we welcome all applications, first time applicants will be given preference. Please note: registration may close earlier than the date stated once all candidate spots have been filled. Thus, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

*Braiding Diversity into Justice check-in will take place from 8:15am-8:45am at the Waterloo Region Courthouse and the program will run from 8:45am-3:30pm.  

Braiding Diversity Program 

Braiding Diversity Permissions Pages 2019 – please fill in and attach to the online registration form.

Tips, Tricks and Checklist for Future Attendees

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About the Braiding Diversity 2019 




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