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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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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 […]

Top Five 2002: Canadian Foundation for Children v Canada

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. Canadian Foundation for Children v Canada (2002), 57 OR (3d) […]

Top Five 2003: Halpern v Canada

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. Halpern v Canada (AG), 65 OR (3d) 161 (CA) […]

Top Five 2005: Tierney-Hynes v Hynes

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. Tierney-Hynes v Hynes (2005), 75 OR (3d) 737 (CA) […]

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: AA v BB

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. AA v BB, 2007 ONCA 2 Can two women in […]

Landlord and Tenant Board Mock Hearing Scenario: In the matter of 159 Alexander Street, Unit 5B, Between: John Smith and Vera Stevens

Mr. John Smith, the landlord of a townhouse complex at 159 Alexander Street, has filed an application with the Landlord and Tenant Board to evict one of his tenants, Vera Stevens, for non-payment of rent and noise complaints. This mock hearing is designed to help you learn more about landlord and tenant law and the […]

Top Five 2009: AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services)

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. AC v Manitoba (Director of Child and Family Services), […]

Children’s Rights Count

Exploring Domestic and International Mechanisms for Protecting and Advancing Children’s Right Globally UNICEF Canada and OJEN have partnered to create an interactive classroom resource designed to enhance high school students’ understanding of children’s rights. This resource includes experiential activities that introduce students to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (the Convention), […]

Landmark Case: The Same Sex Marriage Case – Halpern et al. v. Attorney General of Canada et al.

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 common law definition of marriage requires that marriage be between “one man and one woman.” This opposite-sex requirement was challenged by eight same-sex couples as offending their […]

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