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Tribute to Tate Herbert - Proceeds benefit OJEN and SKETCH

September 25, 2014

OJEN is honoured to have been named a recipient of proceeds from a fundraising event to commemorate the life of Tate Herbert, an exceptional young man who died unexpectedly in June of 2013.  An active participant in the art of improvisational comedy, he was studying Law & Society at Wilfred Laurier University and becoming an advocate for human rights and fairness.


Register Now - Ottawa Persons Day Program for High School Girls

September 16, 2014

A very special opportunity for female high school students with an interest in law is coming to Ottawa on October 16, 2014.  OJEN/ROEJ is partnering with The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Women’s Legal Education and Action Fund (LEAF) to present Women@Justice: Diversity That Works, a day-long Persons Day event focused on women’s careers, issues, and perspectives in law.  Join us for a day of learning and conversation, featuring a keynote speech from Supreme Court of Canada Justice Rosalie Abella. 

OJEN is hiring!

September 11, 2014

OJEN is hiring 3 Project Leaders in the Toronto. See attached job posting for details.

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law - Registration opens Sept 9 2014

September 9, 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.

2014 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award presented to Toronto Law teacher

August 29, 2014

Kris Kozell is the 2014 recipient of the Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.  Kris taught law at Monarch Park Collegiate Institute until her retirement last year.  She was recognized for her contributions to advancing justice education programming in the Toronto area though her nine years of participation in the OJEN/ROEJ Toronto Regional Committee and for her innovative teaching style. 

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.

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