OJEN’s Courtrooms & Classrooms activities enhance classroom learning by connecting students with the justice system and the professionals who work within it. Observing court in session, participating in mock trial tournaments, and connecting with justice sector professionals in the classroom – all help take law off the pages of the text book and into real life.
Each year thousands of students pass through the doors of Ontario courthouses to observe the justice system in action, thanks to the OJEN Courtrooms & Classrooms coordinators at courthouses throughout the province, and the lawyers and judges who volunteer their time to meet with students.
OJEN is thankful for the ongoing support of and partnership with the Ministry of the Attorney General which allows us to facilitate courthouse visits to 71 courthouses throughout the province of Ontario.
“In one way or another, the law will impact on all of our lives at some point. Walking through the doors of the courthouse for the first time can be intimidating. Seeing what court is really like is an important lesson for life.” — Brad, teacher in Ottawa.
To book a visit, you can use the map above or use the list below to select the courthouse you wish to visit. On the map, please click on your region to see available courthouses. Click on the name of a court to review important information and submit a visit request form.