As of January 1, 2017, new regulations came into effect in Ontario that sought to clarify the procedure police officers must follow when they ask civilians to identify themselves. This practice, commonly referred to as street checks or carding, has been extremely controversial, disproportionately affecting people of colour and minorities. The new rules attempt to […]Read more
At 23, Ashley Harripersad is OJEN’s youngest employee. She brings specialized knowledge and experience that is greatly valued in our office. The insight she brings from being on the receiving side of the justice education experience is both helpful and inspiring.
OJEN focuses on building legal capability in youth. We provide young people with opportunities to develop key knowledge and skills that will enable them to be more confident and effective when they encounter the justice system – from navigating a legal dispute, to using the law to effect social change.
OJEN programs and classroom resources build legal capability in young people by helping them develop key knowledge and skills that make them more confident and effective when engaging with the justice system.
Each year, OJEN creates paid positions, for-credit internships and practicums for high school and post-secondary students. Students from a wide range of programs and institutions find opportunities here to get their feet wet with real-world work experience. We offer them a supportive environment and meaningful employment.
OJEN partnered with Pathways to Education to deliver a mock trial program to Toronto youth. OJEN turned 15 this year! Since 2002, our programs and resources have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of young people throughout Ontario. And we’re just getting started! Looking ahead to 2018 and beyond we’re excited about opportunities to […]
Youth from Regent Park Focus -Youth Media Arts Centre combined learning broadcast skills with justice education. The project concluded with participants using their media skills to interview justice professionals and filming them for television segments. OJEN turned 15 this year! Since 2002, OJEN’s programs and resources have impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of […]