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OJEN Launches Accès à la justice: le jeu de rôle!

OJEN’s popular Access to Justice Game is now available in digital format in French as well as English. Accès à la justice: le jeu de rôle! offers French language students a fun, interactive learning experience highlighting some of the difficulties encountered by people dealing with everyday legal problems.  OJEN developed the game as a way to introduce students to the real life challenges they may face when confronted with personal legal problems.  

The game offers students a choice of three different legal scenarios in the areas of family, employment or housing law. Each scenario presents a different legal problem for them to resolve.  As they look for help among the various legal service options available, they learn about the challenges of a costly and complicated legal system.  In the process, they gain a deeper understanding of how access to legal services is an aspect of access to justice. 

Adapted from its original print format, the digital version of the Access to Justice Game/Accès à la justice: le jeu de rôle! was made possible by funding from the Law Foundation of Ontario under their Access to Justice Fund. 

With nearly 12 million Canadians experiencing at least one legal problem in a given three year period, access to justice is a serious problem.  Few people are aware of the issue until they are faced with their own legal problem. The Access to Justice Game/Accès à la justice: le jeu de rôle! seeks to educate young people about the issues as one step toward increasing public understanding. 

Teachers can find the game and the accompanying facilitator’s guide on the OJEN website in English here and in French here.

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