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Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law

September 24, 2014

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN/ROEJ) is pleased to partner with the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) and Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) to offer Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law, a full-day educational opportunity on Wednesday September 24, 2014. This annual event provides high school girls the opportunity to connect with female legal professionals, starting at the LEAF Persons Day Breakfast and a special Trailblazers Q&A session with the keynote speaker.

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Family Law Institute!

August 28, 2014

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

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at the Family Courthouse at 47 Sheppard Ave East, Toronto, ON.

REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Summer Law Institute!

August 26, 2014

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.

Tuesday, August 26 & Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON

Deadline Extended for Student Bursaries

May 7, 2014

22 bursaries are available for grade 12 students entering post-secondary studies in any justice-related field. If you know a young person pursuing studies in law, policing, child development, legal administration, paralegal programs, criminal justice, political science, etc., please send them this link. Bursaries are offered by the Justices of the Peace, the judges of the Ontario Court of Justice and the judges of the Superior Court of Justice.

New Leadership at OJEN/ROEJ / Nouvelle directrice exécutive pour le ROEJ/OJEN

May 6, 2014

The OJEN/ROEJ Board of Directors announces selection of its next Executive Director, Jessica Reekie, to replace outgoing ED, Sarah McCoubrey at the beginning of June 2014.

After almost 10 years as Executive Director, Sarah is taking on a new role advancing justice education, both with OJEN/ROEJ and with other organizations, as a strategic adviser. While we are sad to see her depart from the day-to-day operations, we are delighted that we will continue to have opportunities to work with Sarah to expand justice education in Ontario.

Kingston Law Institute for Teachers - Register Now!

May 5, 2014

The first OJEN/ROEJ Kingston Law Institute for Teachers will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Faculty of Law, Queen's University.

OJEN’s law institutes give Ontario teachers an opportunity to participate in presentations and discussion with judges and lawyers about timely legal issues that enhance classroom teaching and learning. Sessions include significant Supreme Court of Canada cases, the law around cyber-bullying, civil liberties and mock trial demonstrations.

Application Deadline Extended for Student Summer Jobs

May 1, 2014

OJEN is hiring two student Project Officers - one in Thunder Bay and one in Sudbury - to assist in the development and delivery of justice education programs for youth in partnership with community associations, schools and court staff.  The Project Officers will work with OJEN staff and volunteers to deliver new and existing projects that foster an understanding of the justice system and create opportunities for dialogue about the system.

Welcome to Law Week!

April 15, 2014

April 14th – 18th is a national celebration commemorating the adoption of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.  OJEN is interested in hearing what young people think about the Charter!

Online Contest – Vote for Canada’s Next Top Law

April 14, 2014

Canada’s Next Top Law is an exercise in active citizenship, designed to encourage students to propose social and legal changes, to consider Canada’s legislative process, and the balance between individual and community interests. Students across Ontario submitted proposals for Canada’s Next Top Law.

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