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My Experience as an OJEN Justice Education Fellow: Crystal Binag

The Justice Education Fellowship (JEF) provides OJEN with the opportunity to extend in-depth public legal education (PLE) programs to high school students in various regions across Ontario. It also gives law and paralegal students training and experience in delivering PLE programs to youth. Fellowships are offered to students from each Ontario law school. In 2022, […]

2023 Tate Herbert Memorial Post-Secondary Volunteer Award

Herman Wong, a student at Osgoode Hall Law School,is the recipient of the 2023 Tate Herbert Memorial Post Secondary Award.  The annual award is named after a young man who lost his life to cancer while studying Law and Society at Wilfrid Laurier University. As with many of the young people OJEN works with, his […]

Together 180: Program for Youth in Custody or on Probation

In 2020, OJEN received funding from the Department of Justice Canada’s Youth Justice Fund, to develop and pilot a justice education program for youth in custody or on probation. The program, Together 180, is nearing completion after a challenging and rewarding 3 years. OJEN staff are currently delivering this multi-session program for a second time […]

Join OJEN at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon Charity Challenge!

You’re invited to join our team at the Toronto Waterfront Marathon charity challenge and help raise funds for OJEN.  Join us on Sunday, October 15 at the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon.  Spaces are still available for the 5K in-person and 5K virtual runs… or donate to support our runners.  To register: It’s important to use […]

Another Summer with OJEN!

I was ecstatic to accept a position as Project Officer with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) again! This year, I was privileged to take on more responsibilities and opportunities. There are two specific projects that I am eager to share! R v. Sullivan The first project is the development of a lesson plan on […]

Summer Law Institute 2023

On August 29th and 30th, educators from across the province met for OJEN’s annual late-summer professional development conference. This was the first in-person Summer Law Institute (SLI) since 2019 and it was wonderful to connect with everyone again! Panels and guest speakers presented on a wide range of issues including Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom […]

My Experience with OJEN as a Summer Student

I am a student from CW Jeffreys, and I am about to start my 11th-grade studies. My engagement with the LAWS program, particularly through workshops managed at my school, has been extremely advantageous. These workshops not only enriched my understanding but also played a crucial role in assisting my summer job/internship placement with OJEN. These […]

Summer Law Institute – new workshops confirmed!

August 29th & 30th at the Oxford Innovation Centre, 315 Front Street West, Toronto The 2023 Summer Law Institute program is almost complete! You won’t want to miss this year’s exciting line up of workshops and speakers. Book early and take advantage of our special early bird rates! Register by July 21st at the Early […]

OJEN staff summer reading list 2023

In a few short days, the last bell of the day will ring and classes will end for the school year. It’s been another challenging year for teachers and students, as the pandemic eases and in person activities resume. We were delighted to see so many students back in courthouses arguing their cases in mock […]

2023 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 matters […]

New funding supports justice education programs for racialized youth

It is a rainy afternoon In March, but the BGC St. Alban’s Club’s activity room is filled with the vibrant energy of teenagers attending an after-school homework club. Ten youth between the ages of 14 and 16 gather around the facilitator who introduces the discussion topic – racial discrimination and human rights. Most of the […]

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