Land Acknowledgement

The Canadian High School Ethics Bowl was founded and is organized on the traditional territory of the Anishinaabeg, Cree, Oji-Cree, Dakota, Dene, and Métis peoples. The primary events, including the national competition, are located on Treaty 1 Territory as well as the birthplace and homeland of the Métis Nation. The work of the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl extends across the homeland of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and is present on the territory of all the Numbered Treaties, as well as unceded land throughout what we now call Canada. We recognize the colonization endured by Indigenous Peoples, and we are committed to working in partnership with Indigenous communities toward justice, equity, and reconciliation.

Organizers of the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl

A collective of organizations and individuals who believe in the power of students working in collaboration on the most ethical challenges our society is facing organizes the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl (CHSEB). We believe strongly in this initiative’s ability to empower students and shape their identity as community members who are able and inspired to contribute to a society where everyone can thrive. 
After Manitoba schools participated over two years in the American High School Ethics Bowl at the University of North Carolina Parr Center for Ethics, organizations and individuals decided to organize the Canadian High School Ethics Bowl. Led by the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties as the secretariat, the CHSEB team has endeavoured to create a uniquely Canadian event open to high school students across the country. 
Our organizational partners are

  • Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties (secretariat)
  • Manitoba Education and Training
  • University of Manitoba Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics
  • Université de Saint-Boniface
  • The Collaborative

The Canadian High School Ethics Bowl Steering Committee also gratefully acknowledges the pioneering work of the National High School Ethics Bowl (U.S.) at the Parr Center for Ethics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (NHSEB) for providing the general format for the High School Ethics Bowl. More information about the NHSEB can be found at nhseb.unc.edu.

Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties

Formed in 1978, the Manitoba Association for Rights and Liberties is a non-profit, non-governmental, human rights and civil liberties organization. MARL envisions a world where people’s diversity is valued, liberties are respected, and rights are lived. MARL takes action for social justice, human rights, and civil liberties through education and advocacy. MARL educates and creates awareness for rights and liberties, building engaged communities and empowering citizens to improve our society.

Manitoba Education and Training

The Kindergarten to Grade 12 division of the provincial government Department of Education and Training provides students in Manitoba with relevant, engaging, and high quality educational opportunities that prepare them for lifelong learning and citizenship in a democratic, socially just, and sustainable society. The priority areas for Kindergarten to Grade 12 are as follows:

  • high levels of achievement
  • equity and inclusion
  • citizenship, sustainability, and well-being
  • public engagement

University of Manitoba Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics

The Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics is a research centre at the University of Manitoba. The Centre promotes research and discussion on a wide range of ethical, social, political, and legal issues. The Centre frequently sponsors public talks and forums on topics of interest to academics, students, and the public. The Centre does not promote any particular perspective or set of views. Instead, it tries to encourage free and open debate.

Université de Saint-Boniface

Established in 1818, Université de Saint-Boniface is the first educational institution in Western Canada. Université de Saint-Boniface now attracts local, national, and international students due to the quality of its technical and professional French programs. The university is also the centre for the celebration and expansion of the French language through their innovative community relationships.

The Collaborative

The Collaborative is an international, SSHRC-funded network that seeks to provide educators from all sectors with opportunities to engage, create and increase their capacity to demonstrate and communicate the value of conceptual tools associated with Humanities, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences: critical thinking, information literacy, deliberative reasoning, citizenship, creativity, empathy, etc. The Collaborative leverages the creation of person-to-person connections between educators teaching in elementary and secondary school and those working in post-secondary education to involve them in co-creation activities that take into account educators’ limited time and resources. (www.yourcollaborative.org)