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News Archive - 2012
Teachers, register your students now!
OJEN's Grade 5 Poster Challenge is a fun and educational opportunity for Grade 5 students to learn and demonstrate an understanding of the rights of Canadians! Students get to create posters that express what they value about Canadian democracy and the Charter. Courthouse staff and justice sector professionals will vote on 8 finalist posters from across the province. Selected posters will be professionally framed and hung in a local courthouse!
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 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.
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.
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.
Looking for a culminating activity for your Law 11 or 12 classes? Announcing the Fall 2012 Charter Challenge!
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.
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)
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 our Photo Galleries to see more photos from OJEN programs and events