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OJEN Classroom Resources

OJEN has over 200 resources available for use in classrooms, community agencies and justice education programs. All OJEN resources are available for free in English or French. Resources are for general educational use and are not legal advice. Anyone dealing with legal issues should consult a lawyer for confidential, specific legal advice. OJEN retains the copyright over all OJEN resources and materials cannot be modified without prior written permission. There are four ways to search for a resource:

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In Brief: Canadian Courts

OJEN In Brief resources are designed to provide high school students with an introduction to basic legal concepts. Each resource includes a short lesson plan for the teacher; a 1-4 page plain language description of the legal topic; and activities that provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of the topic. In Brief: […]

Top Five 2019

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a leading jurist identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. The 2019 cases were selected and discussed by Mr. Justice Lorne Sossin of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. This summary, based on these comments and observations, is appropriate for discussion and debate […]

Art and the Courts: Osgoode Hall and the McMurtry Gardens of Justice

Virtual tours available now Osgoode Hall, a National Historic Site of Canada, has been delighting visitors since the mid-19th century. The home of the Court of Appeal for Ontario, the Superior Court of Justice, nd the Law Society of Ontario, it is the hub of legal activity in downtown Toronto.  And beside it, the McMurtry […]

Steps to Justice: Refugee Law

This Refugee Law resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step information […]

Steps to Justice: Income Assistance

This Income Assistance Law resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step […]

Steps to Justice: Tribunals and Courts

This Tribunals and Courts resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step […]

Steps to Justice: Youth Criminal Justice

This Youth Criminal Justice resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical step-by-step […]

Steps to Justice: Going to Criminal Court

This Going to Criminal Court resource is a collaboration between the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN) and Community Legal Education Ontario (CLEO). OJEN’s Steps to Justice workshops introduce audiences to common legal problems and familiarize them with a specific area of law. Using hypothetical scenarios, workshop participants explore a legal topic by navigating the practical […]

Top Five 2021

Each year at OJEN’s Toronto Summer Law Institute, a leading jurist or professor identifies five cases that are of significance in the educational setting. The 2021 cases were selected and discussed by Professor Sonia Lawrence of Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto. Professor Lawrence is a leading scholar in Canadian constitutional law and a prolific […]

Human Rights Mock Hearing: Jaffer and Newcomers Can Centre

After graduating university, Chloe Jaffer was thrilled to find a new job working in immigrant settlement at the Newcomers Can Centre, in Brampton Ontario. Everything started well, but before long she encountered negative comments about her choice to incorporate traditional South Asian clothing into her work outfits and heard her boss making remarks about South […]

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