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REGISTER NOW for the 2016 Summer Law Institute!

August 30, 2016

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, 2016): $65
Registration Fee After July 15, 2016: $95

REGISTER NOW for OJEN's first webinar!

May 26, 2016

Turn your elementary classroom into a courtroom with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN)’s Elementary Civil Mock Trial (ECMT).This mock trial scenario, designed for grade five students, but adaptable for different grade levels, flips the traditional Hansel and Gretel story on its head when Wendy Witch sues Hansel and Gretel for defamation after they post

New OJEN Resource! In Focus: The Death of Sammy Yatim and the Trial of James Forcillo

April 14, 2016

In the winter of 2016, Toronto Police Constable James Forcillo was found not guilty of second-degree murder in the shooting death of 18-year-old Sammy Yatim on an empty streetcar, but guilty of Mr. Yatim's attempted murder. Many observers were shocked and confused as to how, legally, Constable Forcillo could be guilty of attempting to murder, but not of murdering, someone he had in fact killed.

Pelican Falls

April 11, 2016

One of the recommendations of the Ipperwash Inquiry was to have more education for the general public about Aboriginal issues.  Pelican Falls Grade 10 Native Studies class in Sioux Lookout spent three sessions with OJEN learning about the Ipperwash Inquiry.  As their culminating activity they made posters to educate the general public about Aboriginal issues.

2015 Annual Report

March 30, 2016 - March 30, 2017

Annual Report

March 23, 2016

In 2015 we completed the final year of the strategic plan we adopted seven years ago.  Looking back over the last seven years, it is clear we achieved much more than we imagined possible during those initial strategy sessions.  Exciting progress has been made in each of the priority areas we identified in the plan.  In the months ahead we will be reviewing the results and using the findings to chart OJEN’s next chapter.  

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OJEN is hiring!

March 22, 2016

OJEN is hiring two Acting Director positions. Please see the attached document for more information.

REGISTER NOW ~ Know Where We Stand: Navigating City Properties Workshop @ North York Civic Centre

March 17, 2016
The City of Toronto's Community Crisis Response Program (CCRP) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN/ROEJ) are offering a full-day professional development workshop for Youth Workers, youth leaders and those who support youth residents.  This free workshop will explore agreements, policies,  and procedures that may affect Toronto Community Housing and various city-owned properties.

Moving to Action on Access to Justice

March 6, 2016
Moving to Action on Access to Justice   March 15, 2016         9:00am - 12:00pm Lamont Learning Centre, Osgoode Hall 130 Queen St W, Toronto or online via simultaneous webcast   $215 in person  /  $200 webcast &

Accessing Justice: Exploring Users' First Contact with the Justice System

February 25, 2016
In any 3 year period, nearly 12 million Canadians will experience at least 1 legal problem. Half of them will try to solve it alone, without accessing supportive legal information or advice. About 1 in 5 will take no meaningful action in response to their issue, fearing that the solution is too expensive, time-consuming, complex, or frightening.

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