Each October, the Herbert family in Barrie, Ontario hosts a benefit show and donates the proceeds to OJEN. Tate’s Tableaux honours the life of their son, Tate, who died of cancer in 2013 while studying Law and Society at Sir Wilfrid Laurier University. Donations to Tate’s Tableaux support OJEN’s programs for young people who, like […]
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!
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 […]
Toronto Summer Law Institute for teachers happens Tuesday, August 27th and Wednesday, August 28th at Osgoode Hall, Toronto. Register by July 15th and take advantage of the special Early Bird rate of $65.00 including all materials and meals. The regular rate after July 15th is $95.00. The Toronto Summer Law Institute, OJEN’s flagship PD event […]
The first year of the two-year Sudbury Youth-Police Dialogues (YPD) program, Building Bridges, wrapped up on March 8th with a culminating event at the N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre. Funded by the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS), through a Safer and Vital Communities grant, and supported by funds from the Ontario Trillium Foundation […]
The Herbert family established Tate’s Tableaux 5 years ago to commemorate the life of their son in a meaningful way. Their annual event in Barrie, brings together friends and family for an evening of music and good cheer. The proceeds are donated to OJEN’s justice education programs for youth, a cause they believe Tate would have appreciated. This year Ted and Ann Herbert attended our Annual General Meeting and presented OJEN with a cheque with proceeds from this year’s event. Combined with donations from their friends and from OJEN stakeholders, the total came to $9,750!
OJEN is thrilled to announce that we are one of twenty organizations to receive funding through the Law Foundation of Ontario’s (LFO) Catalyst grant program! This new program offers core funding over a three-year funding cycle to non-profit organizations working to advance access to justice in Ontario. Its goal is to help provide organizational stability […]
On November 6th, 40 young women from the Waterloo Region spent the day connecting with women working in justice sector careers. Braiding Diversity into Justice was a full day career modeling program designed to attract greater diversity to the legal profession. Organized by the Waterloo OJEN Committee, this program aimed to inspire young women from […]
Nominations are now open for the 2018 OJEN Chief Justices’ Award. This annual award was established in 2005 by the three Chief Justices of Ontario’s courts. The Chief Justices’ Award celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of individuals engaged in promoting public understanding of the justice system. Previous recipients have included judges, lawyers, educators and court staff. […]
Did you know that OJEN offers free professional development? Teachers, instructional leaders, learning coaches and administrators can contact us to arrange for a wide range of PD offerings. See the attached list of professional development workshops that OJEN is highlighting this school year. From how to run a mock trial to understanding international law, OJEN’s […]
On Friday, October 19th, 90 female high school students from 27 high schools in the GTA and beyond visited downtown Toronto law firms. Trailblazers: Meeting Women in Law is an annual girls-focused program offered in partnership with the Law In Action Within Schools (LAWS) program. For grade 11 and 12 students considering a justice […]