Teachers

LAWS works closely with teachers, administrators and guidance staff from our partner high schools to develop and deliver LAWS programming that meets the needs of individual students. Our seven partner high schools are Central Technical Schools, Harbord Collegiate Institute, Monarch Park Collegiate, CW Jefferys Collegiate Institute, Westview Centennial Secondary School, Danforth Collegiate & Technical Institute and Northview Heights Secondary School. We are not looking to expand to additional partner schools at this time.  

While strongly supporting teachers in other schools in their efforts to weave legal themes into the curriculum and to educate youth about the law, the justice system, active citizenship and social justice, due to our limited resources we are unable to provide program support.

Teachers and other educators are encouraged to attend our annual  Justice Education Symposium.  This two-day event, presented by LAWS in partnership with the Ontario Justice Education Network (OJEN), showcases different justice themed youth outreach programming models, justice education resources, and expertise in promoting an understanding of the justice system in partnership with academic institutions. The symposium provides an annual opportunity for law schools, postsecondary institutions, members of the legal profession, representatives of youth and community organizations, and educators to connect, share best practices and explore partnership possibilities. In past years attendees have come from all over Ontario and from outside the province. Past symposia have included discussions and sessions on the following:

  • Controversial topics in the classroom
  • Talking about policing with students
  • Facilitating discussions on difficult topics
  • Exploring program delivery models
  •  New curriculum links
  •  Developing lesson plans

Below are links to other organizations and resources that may be of assistance for curriculum-related resources, lesson plans, and program opportunities:

www.ojen.ca

www.courtprep.ca

yourlegalrights.on.ca