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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 2006: Childs v Desormeaux

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. Childs v Desormeaux, [2006] 1 SCR 643, 2006 SCC […]

Top Five 2006: EB v Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate

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. EB v Order of the Oblates of Mary Immaculate […]

Top Five 2006: Young v Bella

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. Young v Bella, [2006] 1 SCR 108, 2006 SCC […]

Top Five 2008: Hill v Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board et al

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. Hill v Hamilton-Wentworth Regional Police Services Board et al, […]

Landmark Case: Fiduciary Duty of Directors and Officers in a Corporate Takeover – BCE v. 1976 Debentureholders

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. BCE v. 1976 Debentureholders is a corporate law case concerning the fiduciary duty of directors of corporations to stakeholders, including shareholders and creditors. By ruling in favour of BCE, the […]

Landmark Case: Directors’ Duties to Creditors – Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise

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. Peoples Department Stores Inc. (Trustee of) v. Wise is a corporate law case concerning the duties of directors of corporations to stakeholders, including shareholders and creditors. The Court ruled […]

Top Five 2011: Vancouver (City) v Ward

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. Vancouver (City) v Ward, 2010 SCC 27, [2010] 2 […]

Everyday Law – Preparing for Legal Issues in Your Life

The Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation (CLU3E) course is a valuable opportunity for students to build on the legal knowledge gained in grade 10 Civics, while enhancing students’ interest in the law. This teaching resource, developed by the Ontario Justice Education Network with the support of the Toronto District School Board and the […]

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, […]

Civil Law Mock Trial Scenario: Fadey v. Ketkluane High School (Negligence)

This mock trial scenario package includes a fact scenario, a description of the relevant law, background information for witnesses, a statement of claim, and a statement of defence. For each OJEN civil law mock trial, there are three packages: an OJEN Civil Law Mock Trial Scenario; the OJEN Civil Law Mock Trial Role Preparation Package; […]

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