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Salute to our amazing volunteers!

Last year, approximately 1600 volunteers helped OJEN deliver justice education programs, developed and reviewed classroom resources, provided professional development workshops for teachers and youth workers, sat on local OJEN committees and our Board of Directors as well as so much more.  Without the dedication, enthusiasm and expertise of our volunteers, OJEN couldn’t reach the many […]

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Jamie Glass – 2019 Chief Justices’ Award Recipient

Jamie Glass, a law teacher at Middlefield Collegiate Institute in the York Region District School Board, is the recipient of the 2019 Chief Justices’ Award. The Chief Justices’ Award is an annual award created by the Chief Justices of Ontario’s three courts to honour individuals who have made exceptional contributions in promoting public understanding of […]

New Steps to Justice Modules Available

Among the resources featured on our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning web pages, are Steps to Justice modules on six areas of law.  These modules are based on Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO)’s excellent Steps to Justice website that provides practical information on how to navigate many common legal problems faced by Ontario residents.  […]

New: Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning

OJEN’s website now features a special collection of resources appropriate for online learning in law-related Ontario courses.  Our Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning page, links to teaching materials from our full library, selected for being most suited for remote learning. Check it out for teaching resources that support law classes, as well as civics, […]

Update from the OJEN Office: COVID-19

June 2, 2020 As educators adapt to remote teaching challenges and community organizations move towards online service delivery, OJEN is finding new ways to support our partners with meaningful justice education initiatives. Support for Remote Teaching and Learning New pages on our website highlight OJEN classroom resources that are well-suited for distance learning. OJEN staff […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2020-2021

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for six (6) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2020-2021. If you are a student at an eligible law school and you have a passion for public legal education and community outreach, we encourage you to apply. The eligible law schools are: Queen’s University, Faculty of Law […]

Law Students Deliver PLE on Safety and Sexting

Each year, OJEN’s Justice Education Fellowship program provides Public Legal Education training and experience to a select group of Ontario law students.  Before the start of the fall semester, Fellows meet with OJEN staff to learn about our justice education project models, facilitation techniques for youth audiences and tips for working with teachers, volunteers and […]

Introducing OJEN to Ontario’s Teacher Candidates

Educator Support staff are on the road introducing OJEN’s free resources and services to faculties of education across Ontario.  In a year when labour action restricts teachers’ ability to attend professional development sessions, OJEN has refocused our attention on teacher candidates. Since the beginning of the year, Director of Educator Support, Nat Paul, has visited […]

Frontline Worker Training Series – Support through the Justice System Training

Approximately 80 frontline workers attended a full day Supporting Youth Through the Justice System training delivered by OJEN on January 28th.  In partnership with the City of Toronto Youth Development Unit and Toronto Youth Equity Strategy and in collaboration with Nikki Knows, the workshop clarified for frontline workers what happens when a youth is charged […]

Waterloo Region Mock Trial 2020

The OBA/OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) for High School Students is a partnership between the Ontario Bar Association (OBA) and the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN). We invite high school students to find their local mock trial competition, register a team, and participate in the province-wide tournament. The OBA and OJEN launched the competition for Waterloo Region […]

OJEN Partners on Access to Justice Week Conference

On October 31st, OJEN (Ontario Justice Education Network), CLEO (Community Legal Education Ontario), and the Law Society of Ontario presented a day-long conference as part of Ontario’s 4thannual Access to Justice Week.  Widening the Circle: Public Legal Education and Access to Justice, addressed current and emerging topics in public legal education and information. In his […]

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