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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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In Brief: Legal Concepts Explained

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In Brief: Section 8 of the Charter – The Right to be Secure Against Unreasonable Search or Seizure

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides students […]

In Brief: Expert Evidence

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides an […]

In Brief: Section 24(2) of the Charter – Exclusion of Evidence

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides an […]

In Brief: Eyewitness Evidence

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. This handout provides an […]

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.

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: Mens Rea / Actus Reus

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a 1-4 page plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. Generally speaking, […]

In Brief: Restorative Justice in the Criminal Context

Restorative justice is based on the principle that criminal behaviour harms not only the victim(s) of crime, but also the community and the wrongdoer(s) as well. Restorative justice responds to crime by addressing the harm caused to victims, holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions, and restoring relationships with the community. From a restorative justice perspective, […]

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