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This handout provides an overview of the structure of the courts in Ontario, including the jurisdictions of the Ontario Court of Justice, the Superior Court of Justice and the Court of Appeal for Ontario.
Under Canadian law, unionized workers have the right to bargain with employers and governments for better working conditions and treatment. While these negotiations can significantly improve the experience and effectiveness of the workplace employers often feel that they do so at too great a cost, threatening the ability of the organization or business to function economically.
OJEN is pleased to present the first in a series of classroom resources designed to support classroom teachers’ integration of legally significant, but complex, current events into their law, civics and other classes. In Brief – Idle No More gives a short introduction to key events and legal and social issues raised by the Idle No More movement in Canada and supplements this with critical discussion questions and links to related legal case summaries from OJEN and strong resources from elsewhere on the internet
This resource provides background information on the International Criminal Court (ICC), and includes a time chart, courtroom etiquette and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of the prosecution, defence and victim’s lawyers, UN observer, judge, registrar, court services officer and members of the press. This resource can be used to prepare students for an international law mock trial or as a handout to provide an overview of ICC trials.
This resource outlines the Landlord and Tenant Board (LTB) hearing process and includes a time chart, hearing etiquette and protocol and preparation guidelines for students playing the roles of representatives and board members. This resource can be used to prepare students for an LTB mock trial or as a handout to provide an overview of the LTB process.
OJEN is pleased to present a series of five related handouts designed to provide secondary students with an orientation to law as an academic discipline and a cornerstone of democratic society. Beginning with basic concepts like the rule of law and the nature of constitutionality, these become progressively more sophisticated, as students develop their understanding of different legal systems, institutions and processes.
This OJEN Mock Hearings Toolkit has been developed to provide ideas and assistance to teachers or justice sector representatives thinking of coordinating a mock hearing (bail hearings, trials, sentencings, sentencing circles and appeals) for Ontario students.
This DVD resource contains audiovisual material about how to conduct a mock hearing with students. It includes the following components, each of which can be played in full or in shorter segments:
This is an overview of restorative justice principles, processes, and practices, presented by Eva Marszewski of Peacebuilders International (Canada), to the Toronto Summer Law Institute 2008.
This paper provides an overview and the key concepts of peace circles, together with information about incorporating peace circles into Ontario schools to assist with decision making, conflict resolution, and working with students under the Safe Schools Act. Presented by Eva Marszewski of Peacebuilders International (Canada) to the Toronto Summer Law Institute 2008.
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