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Tate’s Tableaux – Annual OJEN Fundraiser Goes Online

Each October, the Herbert family in Barrie, Ontario hosts a benefit show and donates the proceeds to OJEN. Tate’s Tableaux honours the life of their son, Tate, who died of cancer in 2013 while studying Law and Society at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University.  Donations to Tate’s Tableaux support OJEN’s programs for young people who, like […]

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Book a Steps to Justice Workshop Facilitator for Your Law Class

New for fall 2021, teachers can request specially-trained legal volunteers join their classes to run any of OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops! Designed to be delivered in 60-75 minutes, these workshops introduce students to Community Legal Education Ontario’s (CLEO) Steps to Justice website, a legally-accurate and up-to-date resource for finding answers and support for the […]

Introduce Your Students to 10 Areas of Law with Steps to Justice Modules

OJEN has developed a series of 10 classroom workshops that introduce students to 10 common areas of law.  Using hypothetical scenarios as a starting point, students explore a range of legal issues using the Steps to Justice website, developed by Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). This online resource gives practical step-by-step information about navigating legal […]

Access to Justice Week 2021

Access to Justice Week is an annual initiative of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) supported by the Law Society of Ontario and The Law Foundation of Ontario. This year it takes place on the week of October 25th to 29th. The events of the week bring together stakeholders from the justice community […]

2021 Bursaries for Students Beginning Studies Toward Justice Sector Careers

Twenty two students from throughout the province are beginning their post-secondary studies this fall with a bursary from the Association of Justices of the Peace of Ontario (AJPO), the Association of Ontario Judges (AOJ) or the Ontario Superior Court Judges’ Association (OSCJA). Students entering an Ontario university or community college program leading to a wide […]

OJEN Fall Provincial Programs

Registration is now open to teachers for 2 of OJEN’s province-wide classroom programs. Fall 2021 Charter Challenge – Twice a year, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over Ontario form teams to research and write a factum in favour of either the appellant or […]

Algoma Committee Report: Virtual Courthouse Tour 2020-021

Our Algoma OJEN Committee is comprised of different individuals coming from all areas of the justice system.  Judges, Justices of the Peace (both presiding and retired), school board representatives, Managers of Court Operations, Supervisors of Court Operations, Mediators, and Court Services staff work together on the committee.  Each member brings something unique and diverse to […]

Court Visits Update: September 2021

Virtual Court Visits In most Ontario courthouses, visits to observe court in person remain unavailable due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While technically still open to the public, the majority of Ontario courthouses are only admitting persons with matters before the courts in an effort to help contain viral transmission and maintain […]

Looking for francophone Justice Sector Volunteers to help with next Défi de la Charte

I hope you’re doing well. As you probably already know, our first Défi de la Charte was a resounding success in spite of all the hurdles that we had to face. If you haven’t been able to attend the final, you can watch it here. You can also read the blog posts written by the […]

Kim Wilson Receives 2021 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award

On Thursday, August 26th, Mr. Allan Hux, Madam Justice Fran Kiteley, the Board of Directors and staff of OJEN will join friends and colleagues of Kim Wilson to recognize her outstanding contributions to justice education in Ontario. Ms Wilson recently retired from Abbey Park High School in Oakville after a 30 year teaching career. Kim […]

OJEN Justice Education Fellows

Please join us in welcoming OJEN’s 2021-22 cohort of Justice Education Fellows! These Fellowships are year-long placement for law students, with one position available at each of Ontario’s law schools.  Before the start of the academic year, Fellows go through intensive training from OJEN staff that introduces them to our justice education philosophy, project models […]

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