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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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Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Dufour v Canada (Attorney General)

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2014 Charter Chalenge, deals with the constitutionality of physician-assisted suicide. The applicant, Tobin Dufour, has been found Not Criminally Responsible for the murder of his father, and is in custody in a mental health facility. Overwhelmed by guilt, Mr. Dufour seeks doctor assistance in terminating his own life, […]

In Brief: Roles in the Criminal Justice System

This handout provides an overview of the various roles involved in the criminal justice system, including Crown attorney, criminal defence counsel, duty counsel, court clerk, court artist, court reporter, surety and trial coordinator, among others.

In Brief: Structure of the Courts in Canada

This handout provides an overview of the structures of the court system in Canada, including descriptions of the Supreme Court of Canada, the provincial and territorial courts, and the federal courts.

In Brief: The Courts of Ontario

This handout provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

Youth Agency and the Culture of Law

This resource, produced in partnership with the University of Toronto Faculties of Law and Social Work, Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS), and the South Asian Legal Clinic of Ontario (SALCO), allows students to explore ideas about youth and agency in Canada’s legal culture, and their implications for reflecting on decisions to marry and emancipation. […]

In Brief: The Jurisdiction of Ontario Courts

This handout provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

In Brief: Traditions of the Courts

This handout provides an overview of various traditions of the courts, including the coat of arms, courtroom attire, the judicial sash, the oath and the bow. The Canadian judicial system has inherited many traditions from the English court system. All of the traditions that accompany the court process serve to lend dignity to the judicial […]

An American Visitor to A Canadian Court

Despite this common history and despite the superficial similarity, there are differences between the judicial systems of the two nations. These differences may be reflected in the symbols displayed within the courtroom, the organization of the courts and the legal professions, the procedure of the court and the origin and nature of the laws being […]

Courtrooms & Classrooms Manual

Courtrooms & Classrooms is OJEN’s signature program. It is also the umbrella under which related justice education activities take place. The 2006 edition of the Courtrooms & Classrooms manual provides an overview of OJEN and Courtrooms & Classrooms activities, ideas for speaking with students, organizing justice education activities and resources.

Law and the Ontario Curriculum: Elementary Version (Kindergarten to Grade 8)

Integrating law and justice topics throughout the elementary curriculum. These grade-specific guides provide law-related curriculum expectations and suggested discussion points to engage students. Although intended for use by volunteers from the justice sector, teachers may wish to refer to this resource while planning for a Courtrooms & Classrooms visit.

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