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OJEN School Programs to the End of 2020

The continuing COVID-19 pandemic has required OJEN to suspend school-based, in-person programming for the remainder of 2020. While some of our programs are on hold, we have adapted others to an online format and added new virtual programs. The list below shows the status of OJEN’s main school-based programs this fall:             Classrooms visits & virtual […]

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7th annual Tate’s Tableaux: Covid-19 Edition

Each year the Herbert family holds an event to honour the memory of their son, Tate, and raise money for the Ontario Justice Education Network. In 2013, Tate had just completed his second year in the Law and Society degree program at Wilfrid Laurier University when he was tragically taken by cancer.  Supporting OJEN is […]

OJEN Pairs Justice Education Workshops with Research Study

OJEN has partnered with Calibrate Solutions to undertake a small research project funded by Justice Canada that looks at the access to justice needs of young Black adults.  The project is part of a national survey gathering qualitative data on the experiences of minority populations with serious legal problems.   Throughout July and August, small […]

Summer Law Institute 2020 webinar series

OJEN is excited to offer a series of free webinars featuring leaders in a variety of areas of law and justice. The series takes the place of our two-day, in-person Summer Law Institute. The series includes six webinars beginning on July 22nd and running weekly until August 25th. You can access up-to-the-minute information on current […]

Law student honoured for volunteerism

Miscia Sullivan is the recipient of the 2020 Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Award. Miscia is entering her third year at Osgoode Hall Law School. She was selected as an Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) Fellow for the 2019-2020 academic school year. OJEN Fellows are selected for their demonstrated commitment to improving access to justice. Miscia […]

The OBA/OJEN Criminal Law Challenge

The OBA/OJEN Criminal Law Challenge (OOCLC) – which replaced the canceled OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) tournaments – was based on the facts of the OOCMT case, R v Kaye.  The new format allowed students, who were already familiar with the scenario, to engage with the law around the case. For this challenge, students submitted […]

You made it! Wrapping up a year like no other.

With the school year coming to a close, we at OJEN want to acknowledge the incredible burden shouldered by Ontario teachers at every level of education in 2020. You have gracefully and skillfully managed daily uncertainty and student anxiety all while needing to re-learn much of what you knew about how to teach. It has […]

Bishop Strachan School Law Teacher Recognized for Excellence

Rita Gravina, a teacher at the Bishop Strachan School, is the 10th recipient of OJEN’s annual Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.  The Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award recognizes an educator in the province of Ontario who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in the area of justice education. It is named after two of OJEN’s founding board […]

The 2020 Spring Charter Challenge happened! And it was awesome!

The Charter Challenge is probably OJEN’s most challenging program for secondary students.  In normal times it is difficult to complete. In the current environment of remote teaching and learning, it seemed impossible. And yet it happened! Students, teachers and justice sectors volunteers had constructive discussions on our online forums and, although most teams couldn’t complete […]

Know Where You Stand: Emergency Orders, Police Engagement and COVID-19 (Webinar)

In response to recent public health concerns, Justice for Children and Youth and the Ontario Justice Education Network are offering a free online session for frontline youth workers that provides information about the legal implications of emergency orders, legal rights and obligations during this time. Topics to be covered include: City By-Laws and Provincial Regulations […]

Introducing the R v Kaye: The OBA-OJEN Criminal Law Challenge

Due to COVID-19, OJEN has suspended all face-to-face programming, including mock trials, for at least the remainder of this school year.  For many students who have already invested time and effort into preparing for the OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) program, this is a great disappointment.  In consultation with the OBA, teachers and committee heads, […]

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