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 open for the Chief Justices’ Award and the Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award.
Chief Justices’ Award
OJEN’s Chief Justices’ Award was established in 2005 by the three Chief Justices of Ontario’s courts. It recognizes an individual who has made an exceptional contribution in promoting public understanding, education and dialogue in support of a responsive and inclusive justice system. Previous recipients have included judges, lawyers, justices of the peace, police officers, educators, court staff and others. For information on criteria and past recipients, click here.To nominate a justice education champion in your community, send their name and brief description of their activities to firstname.lastname@example.org. OJEN staff will follow up.
Nominations must be received by June 30, 2021.
Hux-Kiteley Exemplary Justice Educator Award
This award was named after two of the members of OJEN’s original Board of Directors: Allan Hux, who represented the Ontario History and Social Science Teachers’ Association, and Justice Fran Kiteley, who was the Superior Court of Justice representative and the first Chair of OJEN’s Board of Directors. The Hux-Kiteley award recognizes an educator in the province of Ontario who goes above and beyond the call of duty to make law come to life for their students. For information on criteria and past recipients, click here.
Send the name of your nominee and a brief description of the activities for which they deserve recognition to email@example.com. OJEN staff will follow up.
Nominations must be received by June 25, 2021.