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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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Landmark Case: The Same Sex Marriage Case – Halpern et al. v. Attorney General of Canada et al.

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. The common law definition of marriage requires that marriage be between “one man and one woman.” This opposite-sex requirement was challenged by eight same-sex couples as offending their […]

Landmark Case: The Spanking Case – Testing the Validity of Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada – The Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law (CFCYL) v. Canada

Each OJEN Landmark Case includes a case summary, classroom discussion questions and worksheets that encourage students to explore both the legal and societal importance of the case. Known as the spanking case, this is a leading Supreme Court of Canada decision dealing with the constitutional validity of s. 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada […]

Aboriginal Criminal Law Mock Sentencing Scenario: R. v. Brown

This Aboriginal sentencing scenario focuses on an Aboriginal youth who has already spent time in a youth detention centre for previous crimes. He has now been convicted of assault. A sentencing hearing ensues during which a victim impact statement is read. The scenario is followed by 8 discussion questions which can easily be used for […]

Aboriginal Criminal Law Mock Sentencing Scenario: R. v. James

In this aboriginal sentencing scenario, James, an aboriginal youth, pleads guilty to the charge of carrying a concealed weapon. The scenario can be used in a mock sentencing hearing or mock sentencing conference/circle or both. The scenario includes several questions dealing with the factors to be taken into consideration during sentencing. These questions may be […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. J.F.

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2007 Charter Challenge, deals with search and seizure issues under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. A school principal has permitted police officers to search students’ lockers for drugs, which results in one student, J.F., being charged with drug possession. J.F. brings an application challenging the school’s policy […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Doyle v Minto

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2012 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by the Minto Catholic District School Board to have several sections of the Safe Schools for All Act declared unconstitutional. This legislation requires all schools to allow student-run clubs focused on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity and explicitly […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Rainfoot and Morrison v Thunder Bay

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2013 Charter Challenge, deals with an injunction sought by Idle No More demonstrators Michelle Rainfoot and David Morrison to prevent the eviction of their protest encampment from a public park in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. When the City issues Notices of Eviction under the Trespass to Property […]

Top Five 2012

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Summaries of important legal cases from 2012, as identified […]

Top Five 2002

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Summaries of important legal cases from 2002, as identified […]

Top Five 2003

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a judge from the Court of Appeal for Ontario identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate in the classroom setting. Summaries of important legal cases from 2003, as identified […]

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