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2021 Poster Challenge is Now Open!

The Poster Challenge invites grade 5 students to create posters that express what they value about Canadian democracy and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It meets Grade 5 Ontario curriculum expectations in Social Studies in a fun and effective way.

A selection of posters will be included in OJEN’s Art in the Courts program – an initiative designed to highlight positive community involvement with our courts. Each year students’ posters are selected and sent to courthouses across the province to make courthouses a more welcoming and friendly place for children and families.

This year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the program will be shorter than usual (from March to June) and the posters will be scanned and submitted online.

You can register on our website.

Registration will close on Wednesday, March 31st at midnight.

Visit the Poster Challenge web page for more information about how to participate. It includes links to optional lesson plans that will help your students learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and decide what principle is the most meaningful to them. You will also find the “Art and the Courts Teacher’s Guide”, which contains suggestions for a field trip focused on the Poster Challenge and the art and history of Toronto’s Superior Court of Justice, Osgoode Hall and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.

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