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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 […]

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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 […]

OJEN announces new Executive Director

The Board of Directors of the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is pleased to announce that Kristy Pagnutti has been hired as OJEN’s next Executive Director. This announcement follows an intensive recruitment period, which attracted a wide range of highly qualified candidates. “We are thrilled that Kristy will be the new Executive Director of OJEN. […]

Meeting a former OJEN mock trial participant

The 2022 Summer Law Institute Webinar Series for educators featured a session about Ontario’s Justice Centres. These centres are part of a new and innovative strategy to move justice out of traditional courtroom settings and into community spaces. There are four Justice Centres in Ontario, one in Thunder Bay, one in London and two in Toronto.  […]

Call for applications: Justice Education Fellowship 2023-24

The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) invites applications from Ontario paralegal students and law school students for its Justice Education Fellowships. OJEN’s Justice Education Fellowships expand the reach of our mandate and mission and public legal education (PLEI) programs, allowing us to offer in-depth PLEI training to a select group of paralegal students and law […]

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