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Another Summer with OJEN!

I was ecstatic to accept a position as Project Officer with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) again! This year, I was privileged to take on more responsibilities and opportunities. There are two specific projects that I am eager to share! R v. Sullivan The first project is the development of a lesson plan on […]

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Summer Law Institute 2023

On August 29th and 30th, educators from across the province met for OJEN’s annual late-summer professional development conference. This was the first in-person Summer Law Institute (SLI) since 2019 and it was wonderful to connect with everyone again! Panels and guest speakers presented on a wide range of issues including Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom […]

My Experience with OJEN as a Summer Student

I am a student from CW Jeffreys, and I am about to start my 11th-grade studies. My engagement with the LAWS program, particularly through workshops managed at my school, has been extremely advantageous. These workshops not only enriched my understanding but also played a crucial role in assisting my summer job/internship placement with OJEN. These […]

Summer Law Institute – new workshops confirmed!

August 29th & 30th at the Oxford Innovation Centre, 315 Front Street West, Toronto The 2023 Summer Law Institute program is almost complete! You won’t want to miss this year’s exciting line up of workshops and speakers. Book early and take advantage of our special early bird rates! Register by July 21st at the Early […]

OJEN staff summer reading list 2023

In a few short days, the last bell of the day will ring and classes will end for the school year. It’s been another challenging year for teachers and students, as the pandemic eases and in person activities resume. We were delighted to see so many students back in courthouses arguing their cases in mock […]

2023 Durham Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right matters […]

New funding supports justice education programs for racialized youth

It is a rainy afternoon In March, but the BGC St. Alban’s Club’s activity room is filled with the vibrant energy of teenagers attending an after-school homework club. Ten youth between the ages of 14 and 16 gather around the facilitator who introduces the discussion topic – racial discrimination and human rights. Most of the […]

Apps for Justice challengers make final pitch

OJEN’s Apps for Justice Challenge pilot program wrapped up last month with six schools entering final submissions in the competition. The program was developed in partnership with the University of Ottawa’s (uOttawa) Faculty of Law. It incorporates content from the Access to Justice Legal Apps Challenge Modules, a uOttawa “mini course”. University of Ottawa law […]

Together 180 at Sprucedale Youth Centre: an interactive learning experience

In early March, OJEN’s Outreach team spent an eventful week in Simcoe, Ontario. It started with a drive to Sprucedale Youth Centre. The youth detention centre is located a couple of hours away from Toronto in a building that used to be a school. The biting cold weather graced us with its presence, yet our […]

Welcome OJEN’s 2023-24 Justice Education Fellows

Each year, OJEN invites law and paralegal students across Ontario to apply for our Justice Education Fellowships. Fellows receive in-depth training in public legal education theory and methods. During the school year, they are each responsible for planning and delivering a minimum of 3 justice education projects in local schools. The 2022-23 cohort of Fellows exceeded […]

2023 Toronto Region Poster Challenge Winner

Every year, grade 5 students from around the province take part in OJEN’s Poster Challenge Program! Working with their teachers and with OJEN materials to learn about the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, students choose the Charter right that means the most to them. They design beautiful posters that represent why that right matters for […]

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