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REGISTER NOW for the 2015 Summer Law Institute!

August 25, 2015

The OJEN Summer Law Institute gives Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussion with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Early Bird Registration Fee (before July 15, 2015): $60
Registration Fee After July 15, 2015: $90

University of Ottawa Student Receives Inaugural Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award

August 7, 2015

Suzie Bouchard, a recent graduate from the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law, is the inaugural recipient of the Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award.  As a Project Officer sitting on the OJEN Ottawa Regional Committee, she brought forward important Francophone issues and showed great leadership in French language programming.  She organized fellow law students at the University of Ottawa to run OJEN projects such as OJEN on the Air, in which high school law students research legal issues, interview legal experts, and produce radio segments on those topics.  An ambiti

REGISTER NOW for Know Where We Stand: Navigating City Properties

June 3, 2015

The City of Toronto’s Crisis Response Program (CCRP), Toronto Youth Equity Strategy (TYES), and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) are pleased to offer a FREE two day justice education training workshop series, that gives Youth Workers, youth leaders and those who provide support to youth residents, the opportunity to learn about the agreements, policies and procedures that may affect Toronto Community Housing and City owned properties. 


Regional Roundup - Law Day 2015

April 17, 2015

Congratulations to all the regional committees who organized Law Day activities throughout the province!  It has been really great hearing about all the fun and innovative ways everyone has found to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms into law.  Here is a small sampling of the justice education projects that happened over the last couple of months.  Thanks very much to everyone who shared their stories with us!  And if you’ve got plans for any other projects in your area, please let us know so we can spread the word!

Funding for Students!

April 14, 2015

Bursaries are available to grade 12 students in Ontario, who have enrolled in a post-secondary institution and who plan to pursue a career in the justice sector.

Bursaries are available annually to students in each Ontario judicial region. 

Click here to apply.

DEADLINE: Friday, April 24, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.

Maurice Anderson Receives 2014 Chief Justices' Award

April 7, 2015

Maurice Anderson was the Courtrooms & Classrooms Coordinator at 361 University Court house for nine years until his retirement in December 2014.  During his time in this role he established strong collaborative relationships with justice professionals at both the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal, recruiting judges and masters as well as Crown/Prosecutors for daily Question & Answer sessions with students before court.  At one of the busiest court houses in the province, he managed the logistics of up to 5 or 6 student groups per day and established a protocol for the

Contest - Canada's Next Top Law

March 10, 2015

Teachers, do you want to celebrate Law Week in your classroom? Are you interested in having your students propose social change through legal action? If so, participate in Canada’s Next Top Law online contest!

Help OJEN Win $10K

March 1, 2015

Vote for OJEN! Help us Win $10,000

In April OJEN is entering a contest to win $10,000.

Our payroll company, ADP, is giving a grant of $10,000 and free payroll service for a year to the client that gets the most votes on their web page.  People who register can vote for us once a day throughout the month of April.

Previous winners have had several thousand votes, so we can’t do it without help from as many of our friends and supporters as possible.

Voting is easy!

Changing Course - Exploring Rights on Public & Private Property: Police, Landlord, Agents and Beyond @ University of Guelph-Humber

February 28, 2015
(Only offered in English)   Hosted by the University of Guelph-Humber, the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN/ROEJ) is offering an interactive capacity building session that gives Youth Leaders, Youth Workers and front-line practitioners the opportunity to learn about the legal implications of the Trespass to Property Act and Agent of Landlord agreements on Toronto Community Housing property.

Support OJEN and Flip Your Wig for access to justice!

February 26, 2015

This February 26, OJEN joins 5 other not-for-profit organizations for Flip Your Wig 2015, an annual fundraiser and a great opportunity to do some justice education about the access to justice crisis in Ontario. 

In a 3-year period, 12 million Canadians will experience at least 1 legal problem. About half of them will give up on solving their problem because it seems too difficult or expensive to do so.  For more information, check out the Flip Your Wig website.  

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