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The Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) is offering youth workers, youth leaders and frontline service providers in Ottawa a FREE professional development opportunity that builds knowledge and understanding of the law governing rights and responsibilities during encounters with police.  Date: Nov 18, 2021 Time: 10:30 am – NOON Format: Webinar  Topics to be covered include: […]

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OJEN is offering an online training session for justice sector professionals in Ottawa on how to facilitate OJEN’s Navigating Police Encounters program.   Navigating Police Encounters is a two-session interactive justice education program that offers youth and young adults (ages 14-26) the opportunity to build their knowledge and understanding of the law governing rights and responsibilities […]

Calling all legal professionals: design and deliver better legal workshops!

This year, Access to Justice Week (A2J Week) takes place from October 25th to 29th, and brings together a range of justice sector stakeholders to develop meaningful, public-centred solutions that advance systemic change in the justice system. OJEN is pleased to support A2J Week with activities for students, teachers, community workers, and legal professionals. For […]

Défi de la Charte: registration is open!

I am very pleased to announce to secondary school teachers that they can now register their classes for the second edition of Défi de la Charte, the Francophone Charter Challenge. This new Défi promises to be exciting! It will be about a police operation carried out on suspicion of drug trafficking. Police detained the suspects’ […]

Tate’s Tableaux – Annual OJEN Fundraiser Goes Online

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 […]

Access to Justice Week 2021

Access to Justice Week is an annual initiative of The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) supported by the Law Society of Ontario and The Law Foundation of Ontario. This year it takes place on the week of October 25th to 29th. The events of the week bring together stakeholders from the justice community […]

OJEN Fall Provincial Programs

Registration is now open to teachers for 2 of OJEN’s province-wide classroom programs. Fall 2021 Charter Challenge – Twice a year, OJEN releases a mock judicial decision in which complex Charter issues are raised on appeal. Students all over Ontario form teams to research and write a factum in favour of either the appellant or […]

Algoma Committee Report: Virtual Courthouse Tour 2020-021

Our Algoma OJEN Committee is comprised of different individuals coming from all areas of the justice system.  Judges, Justices of the Peace (both presiding and retired), school board representatives, Managers of Court Operations, Supervisors of Court Operations, Mediators, and Court Services staff work together on the committee.  Each member brings something unique and diverse to […]

Court Visits Update: September 2021

Virtual Court Visits In most Ontario courthouses, visits to observe court in person remain unavailable due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. While technically still open to the public, the majority of Ontario courthouses are only admitting persons with matters before the courts in an effort to help contain viral transmission and maintain […]

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 […]

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 […]

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