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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: Equality Rights and the Canadian Pension Plan – Law 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. Law v. Canada is a leading equality rights case from the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC). Nancy Law was 30 years old when her husband passed away. She […]

Landmark Case: Equality Rights, the Indian Act, and the Canadian Bill of Rights – R. v. Drybones

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. In 1970, in the case of R. v. Drybones, the majority of the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) considered s. 94(b) of the Indian Act. This section made […]

Landmark Case: Freedom of Expression and Advertising to Children – Irwin Toy Ltd. v. Quebec (AG)

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. In 1980, Irwin Toy Limited, a toy manufacturer, applied to the Superior Court of Quebec for a declaration that sections 248 and 249 of Quebec’s Consumer Protection Act, […]

Landmark Case: Freedom of Expression, Wilful Promotion of Hatred, and the Charter – R. v. Keegstra

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. Mr. Keegstra started teaching high school in the early 1970s in Eckville, Alberta. He had been a teacher in the town for about 10 years when he came […]

Landmark Case: Mandatory Minimum Sentence for Murder – R. v. Latimer

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. R. v. Latimer is a landmark Canadian case dealing with mandatory minimum sentences for murder. Robert Latimer’s 12-year old daughter, Tracy, suffered from cerebral palsy which rendered her […]

Mock Bail Hearing Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the differences between a bail hearing and a criminal trial and provides a detailed overview of key elements of the bail process beginning from the laying of a charge by police. It includes information about grounds for denying bail, bail conditions and variations, the role and responsibilities of sureties and special considerations […]

Landmark Case: Negligent Investigation, Malicious Prosecution, and Racial Profiling – Hill v. Hamilton-Wentworth Police

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. In late 1994 and early 1995, there were 10 robberies of banks, trust companies, and credit unions in Hamilton, Ontario. Police charged Jason Ricardo Hill, an Aboriginal man, […]

Landmark Case: Racial Profiling & Reasonable Apprehension of Bias – R. v. Brown

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. On November 1, 1999, Constable Olson of the Metro Toronto Police stopped Decovan (Dee) Brown, a man of African-American descent and a professional basketball player, while he was […]

Landmark Case: Sexual Orientation and the Charter – Vriend v. Alberta

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. Delwin Vriend was employed as a laboratory coordinator at a private Christian college in Edmonton, Alberta. In January 1991, the college fired Mr. Vriend after they became aware […]

Landmark Case: Sniffer Dogs, School Searches, and the Charter: R. v. A.M.

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. In 2002, the police accepted a standing invitation from a principle at a Sarnia, Ontario high school to bring sniffer dogs into the school to search for drugs. […]

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