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Looking for francophone Justice Sector Volunteers to help with next Défi de la Charte

I hope you’re doing well. As you probably already know, our first Défi de la Charte was a resounding success in spite of all the hurdles that we had to face. If you haven’t been able to attend the final, you can watch it here. You can also read the blog posts written by the […]

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Kim Wilson Receives 2021 Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award

On Thursday, August 26th, Mr. Allan Hux, Madam Justice Fran Kiteley, the Board of Directors and staff of OJEN will join friends and colleagues of Kim Wilson to recognize her outstanding contributions to justice education in Ontario. Ms Wilson recently retired from Abbey Park High School in Oakville after a 30 year teaching career. Kim […]

OJEN Justice Education Fellows

Please join us in welcoming OJEN’s 2021-22 cohort of Justice Education Fellows! These Fellowships are year-long placement for law students, with one position available at each of Ontario’s law schools.  Before the start of the academic year, Fellows go through intensive training from OJEN staff that introduces them to our justice education philosophy, project models […]

Durham Law Day 2021

The Durham Public Legal Education Committee (PLEC) held its annual Law Day event for grade 5 students on Thursday May 6th by Zoom. Always a popular event with local schools, this year’s virtual program was no exception. In fact, this years’ event was such a success that the committee is planning to expand the program […]

2021 Central East 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 […]

Having Meaningful Conversations Online: a reflection on OJEN’s Youth-Police Dialogues program in the time of COVID

By Zoë Paddock Zoë joins OJEN this summer as a Social Justice Fellow from the University of Windsor Faculty of Law I don’t know if starting a new virtual job will ever feel entirely normal. You miss out on the office tour, the lunchtime conversation, and a lot of those casual opportunities to make connections […]

2021 OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trials (OOCMT) Wrap-Up

Congratulations to all our OOCMT participants this year! Teachers, your hard work and organization was truly amazing to witness. Students, your dedication to university/ professional-level legal issues was incredible. We especially wish to congratulate the winners of each of the four tournaments hosted this year: The Halton Tournament was held on May 7 and Christ […]

2021 Summer Law Institute Webinar Series

OJEN’s Summer Law Institute (SLI) is our flagship professional development event for high school law and civics teachers. Because COVID-19 is still active in Toronto, we are not able to gather at Osgoode Hall for the Summer Law Institute, as we have since 2002. In its place, we are offering a summer webinar series that […]

Spring Charter Challenge Wraps Up

The Spring 2021 Charter Challenge final was held by video conference on Monday, June 14th with two teams from Bloor Collegiate Institute in Toronto facing off against each other.  The hearing was presided over by Justice van Rensburg, Matthew Parker (ONCA staff lawyer), and Holly Kallmeyer (law clerk). Ms. Kallmeyer joined ONCA clerks Christopher Puskas […]

2021 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 […]

OOCMT Wraps up This Month

In spite of the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, four OBA-OJEN Competitive Mock Trial (OOCMT) tournaments took place by Zoom this spring. As well as a province-wide tournament, Halton, Peel and Toronto regions each held local tournaments.  For announcements of winners and finalists, keep an eye on OJEN’s Twitter! Students throughout Ontario began preparing for […]

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