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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 the Law and Social Justice Education Conference for Elementary Teachers!

August 16, 2016

OJEN and the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust (CCLET)’s Law and Social Justice Education Conference gives elementary teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussion about topics in law and social justice that enhance classroom teaching and learning.

Early Bird Registration Fee (before July 1, 2016): $35

Registration Fee After July 1, 2016: $40

Toronto Summer Law Institute 2016 Draft Agenda

July 5, 2016

REGISTER NOW for the 2016 OJEN Summer Law Institute – August 30 & 31, 2016 at Osgoode Hall (130 Queen St. West, Toronto)!

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

June 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 frontline service providers, 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.

Le Réseau ontarien d’éducation juridique embauche ! Agent(e) de projet – Ottawa Opportunité d’emploi pour l’été 2016

June 16, 2016

Le Réseau ontarien d’éducation juridique (ROEJ) désire embaucher un(e) agent(e) de projet pour aider à l'élaboration de ressources et la prestation de programmes d'éducation juridique pour les jeunes en partenariat avec les organismes communautaires, les écoles et le personnel judiciaire de la région d'Ottawa.

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.

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