News Archive - 2012

Raise a glass of wine and raise funds for OJEN!

November 28, 2012

OJEN has partnered with the Little Grape That Could in a fun campaign we think you’ll enjoy!    

The Little Grape That Could is a non-profit wine company founded in Toronto by a wonderfully generous team of skilled volunteers. 100% of profits from the sale of each bottle of wine go to the charity of your choice. A dollar from every bottle of The Little Grape That Could wine you buy will go to OJEN!

How does it work?

OJEN is hiring in Ottawa!

November 16, 2012

OJEN is hiring a Francophone Project Leader to oversee justice education programs for Francophone youth in partnership with community associations, schools and court staff in Ontario.  The Project Leader 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. This is a contract position in Ottawa.

OJEN/LFO Mock Trial Fund - Now Accepting Applications

November 7, 2012

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. 

Announcement Re: Upcoming Professional Development Activities

November 1, 2012

Effective November 7, 2012, the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) will be directing its members to withdraw particular services. Included in the list of services is participation in professional development activities. In light of this, OJEN is postponing some professional development activities, including our scheduled Institutes for Teachers. It is our intention to offer these professional development opportunities as soon as is feasible by rescheduling these events approximately one month after the end of this job action.

Register Now for the Elementary School Civil Mock Trial 2012 - 2013!

October 9, 2012

Grade 5 teachers (Grades 4, 4/5, 5/6 and 6 teachers as well) can register now for OJEN's Elementary School Civil Mock Trial (ECMT) for the 2012 - 2013 school year!  

September 24, 2012 is the earliest date Unit 3 can be scheduled.  

June 14, 2013 is the last date Unit 4 can be scheduled.  

Click here to register your class(es) for the ECMT!

To learn more about the ECMT program, click here.

Fall 2012 Charter Challenge!

September 14, 2012

Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Fall 2012 Charter Challenge!

Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law 2012

September 13, 2012

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) 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 day-long educational opportunity on Tuesday October 16, 2012. This annual event provides high school girls the opportunity to connect with female legal professionals, starting with the LEAF Persons Day Breakfast and with visits to Osgoode Hall, the UofT faculty of law, and a local law firm. 

Order tickets to OJEN’s 10th Anniversary Party!

September 13, 2012

Where:                 Steam Whistle Brewery

When:                   Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Time:                    6:30p.m.  – 9:00 p.m.

Ticket Price:        $75 (includes $50 charitable tax receipt)

Norm Innocente receives 2nd annual Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award

September 13, 2012

The recipient of OJEN’s 2012 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educators Award is Norm Innocente, an educator recently retired from the Windsor- Essex Catholic District School Board.  Mr. Innocente was recognized for his contributions to teaching secondary school Law over a remarkable career which spanned 37 years.  The award was presented at a reception at Osgoode Hall on August 28th, 2012 in front of an audience of his colleagues, justice professionals, and approximately100 educators attending OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute.

Check out pictures from OJEN's 2012 Summer Law Institute!!

September 10, 2012

Click HERE to check out pictures from OJEN's 2012 Summer Law Institute, which took place August 28-29, 2012 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. 

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