Law Day Your ChARTer 2019

Your ChARTer (formerly OBA Expressly Law Day) is a newly expanded program that invites Ontario students to submit a visual or written creative piece of work that represents the core principles of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and what it means to them. The theme for this year is "How the Charter connects Canadians". 

This is an opportunity for students to express how they live the Charter through videos (3 min max), photographic images, drawings, paintings, mixed media, handwritten or typed short essays, poetry and/or other creative written work (300 words max). 

All elementary (grades 5 – 8) and secondary (grades 9 – 12) students across the province are welcome to participate.

We are currently accepting submissions until March 5, 2019. 


The Law Day Committee will evaluate submissions based on content, technical quality, presentation, creativity and integrity. The submissions with the highest scores will be posted on the OBA website for voting. OBA members will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite submissions. 

There will be first, second, and third place recognitions awarded to the top three elementary and top three secondary submissions.

Click here to view the 2018 winners

For more information on this and other OBA Law Day programs, please contact