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Let’s all come out and participate in the “Flip Your Wig For Justice”
This is a fun way to raise funds and awareness for the campaign. It is a great way to focus on Access to Justice, and discuss the legal issues that arise on a daily basis in people’s lives. Let’s all come out and ‘flip our wigs’ to show our outrage at the state of access to justice in Ontario. It is only 7 days away – here are ideas for anyone to support the campaign!
OJEN/ROEJ introduces a new Access to Justice activity to highlight the access to justice crisis in Canada. In any given 3 year period, nearly 12 million Canadians will experience at least 1 legal problem. Few will have the resources to solve them. The A2J curriculum linked game increases students understanding of the challenges faced by individuals accessing the justice system to resolve a variety of common legal difficulties, from landlord tenant disputes to family law issues. OJEN/ROEJ offers the A2J game as part of Flip Your Wig For Justice campaign.
OJEN/ROEJ is looking for a new Executive Director as Sarah moves forward with some new opportunities, both with OJEN/ROEJ and independently. This is an exciting next phase in the organization’s development that will continue its growth and innovative approach to justice education.
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!
Each year, the Ontario Justice Education Network brings high school students together to celebrate Law Week and to encourage active citizenship. By participating in Canada’s Next Top Law, your students will work with justice sector representatives to examine the issues affecting their community and to build creative legal proposals.
Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Spring 2014 Charter Challenge!
OJEN/ROEJ’s Francophone Program Manager, Jean-Francois Morin, joined with representatives from private firms and the Department of Justice earlier this month in a career panel at the University of Ottawa. Organized by le RéCLEF, a group for Francophone common law students, nearly 100 students attended this half day event on January 10th. Panelists engaged with participants in an open dialogue on working in French outside of Quebec and shared career information about different practice areas. Students were interested in learning about OJEN/ROEJ
After a successful debut at Humewood House in 2013, our Family Law Program for Young Moms is expanding to include several other community partners, as well as returning to Humewood House for ongoing involvement this year. This flexible initiative involves collaboration with young moms on programming directions, to meet the needs and interests of our participants! OJEN thanks the following judges and lawyers for the success launch of this justice education initiative in 2013: Justice Stanley Sherr, Justice G. Waldman . .
‘Tis the season for laughter, glad tidings and cheer
And reflecting on all the events of the year
So won’t you please join me? I wish that you would
And pour out a glass of The Little Grape That Could.
Register now for OJEN’s Grade Five Poster Challenge
OJEN is pleased to once again host the Grade Five Poster Challenge.
The Poster Challenge is a great opportunity for grade five students to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rights of Canadians. Teachers can use the challenge to educate students about the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and meet the Grade 5 Ontario curriculum expectations.
Check out our Photo Galleries to see more photos from OJEN programs and events