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Going from Student to Staff: Issues facing young workers in 2021

What does good work look like for your students in 2021? Whether they are continuing on to post-secondary learning or heading straight into the workforce, young workers are vulnerable to exploitation and may find themselves with limited options. In this session, expert employment lawyers Joshua Mandryk (Goldblatt Partners LLP) and Ryan White (Cavalluzzo LLP) explore […]

Three Areas of Law Impacting Your Student Outcomes

Many areas of law intersect with and impact a young person’s access to, and pathway through, our education systems. In this session Justice for Children and Youth, Ontario’s specialty child rights legal clinic, will explore three such intersections – immigration law for young people with no or precarious immigration status, special education systems and their […]

Canada and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – Child Rights in Action

Learn about and receive resources on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and how it’s implemented in Canada. This workshop will cover the UNCRC’s interaction with various federal and provincial laws (eg. human rights, education, criminal, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms), as well as its place within Canada’s international obligations. […]

So, You want to Be a Paralegal: Exploring Careers in Law

Are your students interested in a career in law? This webinar will cover what paralegals and law clerks do, recent changes in paralegals’ scope of practice and the training required to enter this exciting profession. Date and time: Monday, August 23, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Speakers: Linda Pasternak, B.A., B.Ed., M.Ed., J.D, Paralegal Program Coordinator/Professor, […]

Black Legal Action Centre: Dismantling Anti-Black Racism in the Education System

The Black Legal Action Centre was created in 2017 to address anti-Black racism in Ontario. In this session, they join OJEN to talk about anti-Black racism in schools, the Ontario school to prison pipeline, and other issues facing Black youth. Date and time: Wednesday, August 25, 1-2 p.m. Speakers: Jody Dunn, Provincial Anti-Black Racism & Justice […]

Unpacking the Traps: Understanding Indigenous Sovereignty in the Mi’kmaq Lobster “Dispute”

In the fall of 2020, media attention in Canada turned to rising tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia. Characterized as a “dispute”, reporting positioned the treaty rights of the Sipekne’katik First Nation as conflicting with non-Indigenous concerns around over-fishing and depleting valuable lobster stocks. Many students and teachers were left with questions about […]

Ideology and Violence: Why Charging Incels with Terrorism May Make Matters Worse

In late February 2020, a 17-year-old was arrested after allegedly stabbing two women at a massage parlour in Toronto’s north end. One woman died and the other was seriously wounded in the attack. The accused was initially charged with first degree murder and attempted murder under the Criminal Code. When investigation into the accused’s social […]

Teaching Law as a System with the Access to Justice Game

This session is presented as part of the DemocracyXChange Festival ( The Ontario Justice Education Network ( runs public legal education programs for youth and supports teachers in bringing law into their classrooms, especially in Law and Civics courses. OJEN created the Access to Justice simulation game as a tool for introducing students to the […]

Their Voices Will Guide Us – Bringing Lessons from the MMIWG Inquiry into the Classroom

Event Summary:  The Ontario Justice Education Network is offering a free online session for secondary school teachers that provides information about Teaching Law: As an Act of Truth Seeking and Reconciliation and Their Voices Will Guide Us. This webinar features Charlene Bearhead, educator and Indigenous education advocate. The Ontario Justice Education Network is offering a free […]

Fertility Law in Canada

Event Summary:  The Ontario Justice Education Network is offering a free online session for secondary school teachers on fertility law in Canada. As social norms around gender, sexuality and family shift and technology advances, so too do new options for conceiving and raising children. Fertility law is the legal arena in which this complex field […]

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