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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: 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 […]

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. […]

Landmark Case: The Ipperwash Inquiry

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 September 4, 1995, Chippewas from the Stoney Point Reserve began an occupation of Ipperwash Provincial Park, located in Grand Bend, ON. Two days later, an Aboriginal occupier, […]

Landmark Case: The Métis Hunting Rights Case – R. v. Powley

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. Powley argued that as a Métis person he should be afforded the same protections as other Aboriginal people under s. 35 of the Constitution Act, 1982 to […]

Landmark Case: The Montfort Hospital Case – Lalonde v. Health Services Restructuring Commission (Ontario)

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 Ontario Health Services Restructuring Committee recommended that Hôpital Montfort, the only Francophone teaching hospital in Ontario, become an ambulatory care centre and maintain a limited number of beds. […]

Landmark Case: The Parental Rights Case – Trociuk v. British Columbia (Attorney General)

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. Darrell Trociuk and Reni Ernst were an estranged couple who had triplets on January 29, 1996. Shortly after the triplets were born, Ms. Ernst filled out the birth […]

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