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Workshop Introduces Nunavut Youth to Criminal Law System

Approximately 60 Inuit youth in Nunavut were introduced to the processes and goals of the criminal law system in workshops designed by OJEN for the Law Society of Nunavut.   During the week of September 16th to 20th, OJEN facilitated three workshops with the Law Society of Nunavut in partnership with Nunavut Legal Aid, the […]

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Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice

Ontario’s 4th annual Access to Justice Week takes place October 28th to November 1st. As part of the week’s events, OJEN (the Ontario Justice Education Network), CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), and the Law Society of Ontario are proud to present a day-long conference addressing public legal education and its role in access to justice.  […]

Art and the Courts Website Launched

OJEN’s new Art and the Courts website was launched this August at the Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers at Osgoode Hall.  This beautifully photographed site takes viewers on virtual tours of the McMurtry Gardens of Justice and the courtrooms of the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  Winning posters of the annual Grade 5 Poster […]

22 Students Receive Bursaries toward a Career in Justice

OJEN is thrilled to announce that the 2019 Bursary Program has been the most successful yet!  In 2018, 130 students applied for the bursaries. This year, 247 students from around Ontario applied, a new record for the program. Bursaries are offered by the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of […]

OJEN’s New Online Resources

OJEN’s Educator Support Department has been hard at work creating new teaching materials for law teachers.  Four new resources have recently been posted on our website. Top Five Cases of 2018 A highlight of the Toronto Summer Law Institute each year, is a presentation by a judge about five significant cases that have recently appeared […]

Top Five Cases of 2018 now Available Online

One of the highlights of the Toronto Summer Law Institute each year, is a presentation by a judge about five significant cases that have recently appeared before the Court of Appeal for Ontario.  The judge explains what makes the cases interesting from an educational perspective, offering his insight and observations. Each year OJEN produces a […]

Braiding Diversity into Justice 2019

On Tuesday, November 5th, 2019, women in Waterloo Region’s legal community will offer a day-long program for high school girls interested in law.  Braiding Diversity into Justice is an initiative of the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), organized by the Waterloo Region OJEN Committee.  Local law firms and the Waterloo Region Police Service have partnered […]

Get Creative with the 2019 Grade 5 Poster Challenge!

Message to all elementary school teachers looking for a fun justice education project for their class!  Grade 5 students from all across Ontario are invited to use their best drawing, colouring and painting skills, along with their imagination and creativity, to create posters that tell us what they value about the Charter of Rights and […]

Charter Challenge: A message to all grade 11 &12 Law teachers!

Did you like our mock trials? If so, you will love the Charter Challenge.The Charter Challenge is Ontario’s only mock appeal competition for secondary schools. Each semester, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over Ontario form teams and choose one side of the appeal […]

New OJEN Resource: Jury Duty in Ontario and Mock Jury Selection

Over the summer, OJEN’s Educator Support Department has been hard at work creating new teaching materials for law teachers.  We are pleased to begin sharing them with you over the next few months. One of the most exciting new resources now available on our website is Jury Duty in Ontario and Mock Jury Selection.  The […]

Courthouse Visits to 361 University Avenue Court House

Seventy two courthouses throughout Ontario participate in OJEN’s Courthouse Visit Program. Courthouse visits tie into both grades 11 and 12 law curriculum and give students an opportunity to observe the justice system in action and engage with a wide range of justice professionals.  Last year, over 26000 Ontario students visited their local courts.  This year, […]

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