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OOCMT January Update!

This year, the OBA – OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) tournament will take place online, with two separate paths for participation. While the traditional, Competitive format will offer participants the same opportunity to engage in a full online mock trial, the Alternative format offers a resource for teachers and students who may not be able […]

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Season’s Greetings!

Everyone at OJEN extends our sincere thanks to the many volunteers, partners, funders and friends who continued to support our justice education initiatives even while dealing with their own challenges! With your help we accomplished much more than we thought possible!

December Updates for Committee Members

Best Wishes for a Happy Holiday! To all the local OJEN committee members who have continued to plan justice education activities in their communities throughout all the challenges we’ve faced this year, a huge “thank you” from all of us at OJEN! Although the Covid-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on how most of […]

Poll: what should the French Charter Challenge look like?

This message is for French boards and immersion high school students (Grades 8 to 12) and their teachers. With a grant from the Ministry of Canadian Heritage, 11 francophone youth have been hired to make OJEN’s Charter Challenge mock appeal program available in French. OJEN’s francophone YLT is pleased to announce that you can now […]

Law and Community 2020 Conference

On October 29th, OJEN and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO) hosted a day-long conference for community workers as part of the Law Society of Ontario’s 5th annual Access to Justice Week.  “Law and Community in 2020: Updates and Action for Community Workers” offered community workers access to front-line lawyers and community organizers who provided updates […]

Navigating Police Encounters in Ottawa

Over the next 12 months, OJEN will tailor the Navigating Police Procedures (NPE) program for vulnerable, racialized youth audiences in Ottawa with a grant from Crime Prevention Ottawa (CPO). The NPE program was developed in the wake of the police killing of George Floyd, which focused world-wide attention on racial injustice.  It responds to numerous […]

Two Options for the OOCMT

The OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) program has undergone some changes this year to adapt to the Covid-19 pandemic.  After consulting with teachers throughout the province, OJEN has created a plan to allow as many students as possible to participate in the program.  To accommodate both the quadmester system used by many school boards, and […]

2020 OJEN AGM and Awards Presentation

On November 17th, OJEN staff, directors and guests met by Zoom for our 18th Annual General Meeting (AGM).  Approximately 60 people attended the virtual event to celebrate a successful year of justice education activities and to honour three OJEN award recipients.   Board Co-Chair, Justice Katrina Mulligan of the Ontario Court of Justice, opened the AGM […]

2019-2020 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, the students choose the Charter right that means the most to them and design beautiful posters that represent why that right […]

2019-2020 Sudbury 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 […]

2019-2020 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 […]

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