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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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Nominate a Justice Education Champion

Every day, individuals across Ontario devote their time, energy and expertise to increase the public’s understanding of our justice system. OJEN’s annual awards honour outstanding leadership in the area of justice education. If you know someone whose contributions to justice education deserve to be recognized, consider nominating them for an OJEN award. Nominations are now […]

Looking to get involved with OJEN? Volunteer with our Steps to Justice online workshops!

Are you a lawyer, paralegal, or law clerk who would like to run one of OJEN’s most popular programs in a high school classroom?   We are inviting volunteers to join us for a live training session in which you will learn how to run any of OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops with any online classroom […]

Volunteer Training: Steps to Justice Online – June 2021

OJEN is offering 3 training sessions for volunteers who would like to run Steps to Justice workshops online with high school classes. We particularly invite lawyers, paralegals, and law clerks to join. Each session will focus on a different topic of the Steps to Justice workshop, but after attending one training, volunteers will be capable […]

Webinar – Unpacking the Traps: Understanding Indigenous Sovereignty in the Mi’kmaq Lobster “Dispute”

Webinar Date: May 5, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Registration closes: May 3, 11:59 p.m. Summary In the fall of 2020, media attention in Canada turned to rising tensions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous lobster fishers in Nova Scotia. Characterized as a “dispute”, reporting positioned the treaty rights of the Sipekne’katik First Nation as conflicting with […]

2021 Poster Challenge is Now Open!

The Poster Challenge invites grade 5 students to create posters that express what they value about Canadian democracy and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. It meets Grade 5 Ontario curriculum expectations in Social Studies in a fun and effective way. A selection of posters will be included in OJEN’s Art in the Courts […]

Webinar – Not a Puppet on a String: Prosecuting a Former Child Soldier for War Crimes

Webinar Date: March 17, 2021 Time: 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. As a young child, Dominic Ongwen was abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel militia operating in Uganda, South Sudan, the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. His parents were killed and he was forced to serve as […]

Call for applications: OJEN Justice Education Fellowships 2021-2022

OJEN is now accepting applications from Ontario law students for seven (7) Justice Education Fellowship positions in 2021-2022. 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 […]

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