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2022 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 […]

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2022 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 matters […]

OJEN is hiring a Director of Capacity Building and Engagement!

OJEN’s Capacity Building and Engagement department focuses on justice sector volunteer training and professional development initiatives for educators, youth workers and other trusted intermediaries who support youth in their public legal education needs. To do this, OJEN’s Capacity Building and Engagement team works closely with colleagues in OJEN’s Outreach Programs and Educator Support departments. Capacity […]

Survey results: Youth have your say

Thanks to all the students throughout the province who took OJEN’s short survey. The results help inform us of the legal topics that currently interest young people and help us offer relevant and responsive programs. When asked which topics/issues were most interesting to them: 69% of the youth said criminal law topics/issues 50% of the […]

OTF grant helps OJEN provide legal education for young mothers in Hamilton

Hamilton, ON – A grant of $37,400 from the Ontario Trillium Foundation’s (OTF) Seed fund has made it possible for OJEN to develop and pilot a new public legal education program for young mothers in Hamilton. The multi-session program was delivered in partnership with two community-based organizations that provide support to young mothers, St. Martin’s […]

2022 Summer Law Institute Webinar & Workshop Series

OJEN’s Summer Law Institute (SLI) is our flagship professional development event for high school law and civics teachers. In place of our annual gathering at Osgoode Hall, we are offering a summer webinar and workshops series that runs from: Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 2  Our webinars and workshops cover emerging areas of law and […]

Court Visits Update

Date updated: April 2022 Virtual and In-person Court Visits All courts in Ontario have been profoundly impacted by the need to continue the administration of justice while managing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. While technically still open to the public, many Ontario courthouses could only admit persons with matters before the courts in […]

What areas of law most interest your students?

OJEN responds to the needs and interests of youth by creating programs and resources based on their feedback. Teachers: please share this “Have Your Say” youth survey with your students. It is available in both English and French. Students can complete the short 3 question survey on their own device, on their own time: Have […]

OJEN court visits update

Many of you have asked about the status of our Courthouse Visit program. We have compiled a list of some of the Ontario courthouses that are currently offering virtual or in-person visits. We will be hearing from more of our courthouse partners in the weeks to come, but at this time, please note the availability […]

Classroom workshops from Justice for Children & Youth

We’re excited to share new opportunities for your classroom’s learning and inclusivity efforts: Our friends from the Childhood Arrivals Support and Advocacy (CASA) program at Justice for Children and Youth legal clinic (JFCY) are providing services for students who arrived in Canada as children but are living here without immigration status (often known by the […]

Law Day activity: judges available for virtual classroom visits

Would you like help educating your students and the public about Canada’s judicial system from a provincial or superior court judge in April? As a joint outreach activity, the Canadian Superior Court Judges Association and the Canadian Bar Association are offering high schools across the country the opportunity to have a judge give a virtual […]

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