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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!

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.  

Register Now for the Spring 2015 Charter Challenge!

February 16, 2015

Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Spring 2015 Charter Challenge!

Flip Your Wig For Justice

February 15, 2015

OJEN/ROEJ has partnered with five other not-for-profit organizations to launch the 2nd annual Flip Your Wig for Justice Campaign.  Together with the Association in the Defence of the Wrongfully Convicted (AIDWYC), Canadian Civil Liberties Association, (CCLA), Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO), METRAC Action on Violence, and Pro Bono Students Canada, (PBSC), we are raising awareness about the access to justice crisis in Ontario and raising funds to support our programs.  The campaign is attracting widespread support within the legal profession.  Over 100 prom

OJEN is Moving!

February 6, 2015

Since it was formed in 2002, OJEN has been graciously hosted by the Law Society of Upper Canada. Starting with just two staff in a corner of the basement, we’ve grown to 13 full time staff in a satellite office which is bursting at the seams.  As our 13th birthday approaches we are finally ready to strike out on our own.  On February 11th, OJEN will be moving into new digs.  Our new address will be:

 180 Dundas Street West, Suite 505, Toronto ON M5G 1Z8

Happy Holidays!

December 17, 2014

‘Tis the end of December

So lend me your ear

And I’ll bring you glad tidings

Of OJEN’s great year!

From Ontario’s north

To its southern-most borders

We delivered our programs

With community partners…

OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund 2014-2015 Now Accepting Grant Applications

December 10, 2014

It's that time of year again!  OJEN is pleased to make a call for applications for the OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund. We welcome funding applications from existing mock trial events, and applications supporting new mock trial events.  In addition to financial support, OJEN will provide assistance with scenarios, information and tips on gaining sponsorship and in-kind support from local businesses, media coverage, approaching and involving justice sector representatives, requesting courthouse space for events, and other items. 

Legal Gala Held at Collège La Cité

December 1, 2014

On Nov. 21, 2014, OJEN's Francophone Outreach Program Manager, Jean-François Morin, was the keynote speaker at a legal gala held at Collège La Cité, in Ottawa. This francophone legal and community networking event brought together more than 80 students from the Law Clerk and Paralegal programs as well as law teachers. Besides the presentation of various legal and community organizations from the National Capital Region, the gala has helped dozens of students and Franco-Ontarian teachers to better know the role of OJEN in the community.

VOTE FOR OJEN! $10 000

November 30, 2014

Vote for OJEN and help us win $10,000 toward expanding our Family Law for Young Parents (FLYP) project! Our payroll company, ADP, is giving a grant of $10,000 to the client who gets the most votes for their project. You can vote for us once a day until the end of the month.

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