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Braiding Diversity into Justice – Brantford

For many young people, a career in law may feel out of their reach. Braiding Diversity into Justice and other OJEN career modelling programs help young people of all backgrounds “see themselves in law” by introducing them to legal professionals with whom they share similar experiences. The goal of these programs is to show that […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice – Ottawa Region

For many young people, women and gender diverse youth in particular, a career in law may feel out of their reach. Braiding Diversity into Justice and other OJEN career modelling programs help young people of all backgrounds “see themselves in law” by introducing them to legal professionals with whom they share similar experiences. The goal […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice – Durham Region

For many young people, women and gender diverse youth in particular, a career in law may feel out of their reach. Braiding Diversity into Justice and other OJEN career modelling programs help young people of all backgrounds “see themselves in law” by introducing them to legal professionals with whom they share similar experiences. The goal […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice – Waterloo Region

  Braiding Diversity into Justice 2024 Time: March 7, 2024, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Location: Kitchener Courthouse Keynote Speaker: Justice Lori Anne Thomas Braiding Diversity into Justice is an annual event first offered in the Kitchener-Waterloo area in 2018. Its goal is to connect young women between the ages of 16 and 20 with […]

F v N: A Discussion – Halton Committee Program

Two Halton area lawyers were granted leave to appeal the family law case known as F v N at the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC).  They discuss the details of the case and offer insight into how they were preparing for their day at Canada’s highest court. The case touched on the principle of “best […]

The Braiding Diversity Founders Scholarship

The Waterloo Committee established the Braiding Diversity Founders Scholarship to support the success of Braiding Diversity into Justice program participants. The scholarship is available to any grade 12 or post-secondary student in Ontario, pursuing post-secondary studies related to the many careers in the justice system at an Ontario university or college. The applicant must be […]

Experiential Mock Trials at the John Sopinka Courthouse in Hamilton

Each semester, the Hamilton Committee holds Experiential Mock Trials at the John Sopinka Courthouse. This program invites students from across Hamilton to sign up and participate in an amazing experiential learning opportunity! Using a mock trial case provided by OJEN, students prepare Opening and Closing Statements, along with questions for Direct and Cross examination of […]

Hamilton Twitter Moot

  A Twitter Moot is an online debate where students discuss a pressing legal issue.  On Thursday, April 16, 2015, the Hamilton committee organized its inaugural Twitter Moot to celebrate Law Day (a national event to commemorate the signing of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms). The committee has been offering this popular initiative […]

Undergraduate Mock Trials Canada – Waterloo Region

Founded in 2012, UGMT (Undergraduate Mock Trials Canada) Criminal Division is a unique mock trial competition at the undergraduate level, taking place each Fall and Winter term of the year, and hosted by students at the University of Waterloo. The competition has recently branched out to include students from various universities in Ontario including the Universities of […]

Law Day – Waterloo Region

Law Day gives high school students the opportunity to participate in a criminal mock trial in a real courtroom, by taking on the roles of the accused, witnesses and the jury. Judges from the Superior Court of Justice and the Ontario Court of Justice preside over the trial. Local lawyers take on the roles of […]

Kitchener-Waterloo Youth-Police Dialogue

The OJEN Youth-Police Dialogue (YPD) program is an interactive justice education series designed to promote positive interactions, build knowledge, challenge perceptions and enhance skills to foster greater relations between youth and police in communities across Ontario.  Over the course of this project, youth will meet with Youth Police Dialogue Facilitators, police officers, and lawyers to […]

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