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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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Top Five 2002: Adler v Ontario

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. Adler v Ontario, [1996] 3 RCS 609 Ontario publically […]

Combating Hatred DVD

This DVD is a curriculum-based resource for Grade 10 Civics, and Grade 11 and 12 Law teachers. The material is designed to stimulate class reflection, discussion and debate on issues such as hatred, hate crimes, discrimination, racism and human rights. The materials have been developed to create a resource which provides ideas and activities for […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: Lieutenant Andrea Redwing v. Her Majesty the Queen

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2008 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Lt. Andrea Redwing to declare a navy policy which only allows men to apply for a particular position aboard a submarine as unconstitutional. Lt. Redwing challenged the policy on the grounds that it violated her equality rights under ss. 15(1), […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: R. v. Genevieve Polyandry

This resource, originally from the OJEN Spring 2008 Charter Challenge, deals with a woman, Genevieve Polyandry, who is charged with bigamy after she wed two men in a Pluralian faith ceremony. Ms. Polyandry challenged the law on the grounds that it violated her freedom of religion, freedom of association and right to life, liberty and […]

Constitutional Law Mock Appeal Scenario: J. Bigbucks v. Canada (Attorney General)

This resource, originally from the OJEN Fall 2007 Charter Challenge, deals with an application by Mr. J. Bigbucks to have several sections of the Federal Elections Financing Act declared to be unconstitutional. Mr. Bigbucks alleges that the contribution and spending limits imposed by that legislation infringe his rights under ss. 2(b) and 7 of the Canadian Charter […]

Courtroom & Classroom Visits Lesson Plans

These lesson plans can be used prior to a courthouse visit or a classroom visit from a justice sector professional. Strategies are provided for introducing students to the structure of the justice system in Ontario, as well as tips on courtroom etiquette and interacting with justice sector professionals.

Civil Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the differences between civil and criminal trials and provides an overview of a civil action, including statements of claim and defence, discovery and the pre-trial conference and trial. It includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of plaintiff and defence lawyers, judge, jury member, court […]

Criminal Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package

This resource outlines the criminal law mock trial process, including a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of Crown and defence lawyers, judge, jury member, court clerk, court staff and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for a criminal law mock trial or […]

Family Law Mock Trial Scenario: Children’s Aid Society v. D.F. and A.F. (Child Protection)

Christopher was 2 months old when the Children’s Aid Society (CAS ) apprehended him. His mother, DeShae Frederick, is 17 years old, and his father, Alejo Ferrer, is 19 years old. The CAS decided that Christopher was in need of protection according to the Child and Family Services Act (CFSA). Christopher was made a ward […]

In Brief: Introduction to Business Law

This handout provides an introduction to business law, including an explanation of the legal structure of corporations, bankruptcy and the duties of directors and officers of corporations (fiduciary duty and duty of care) under the Canada Business Corporations Act.

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