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Sat, Mar 26



2022 Canadian Ethics Olympiad

Time & Location

Mar 26, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


About the tournament

We are delighted to invite you to sign up for the 2022 Canadian Ethics Olympiad. The Ethics Olympiad is a philosophy competition in which students present and discuss arguments on complex applied ethical issues, then are judged on the quality of their arguments by a qualified judge with a background in Philosophy. The competition began in Australia, and has since developed into an international competition. At the last two international Olympiads, Canadian teams won silver (2020) and gold (2021) medals. This competition is not-for-profit and is sponsored by Bonday WeUp.

The gold and silver medal recipients at the Canadian Olympiad will be offered a place in the International Olympiad, which will be held on July 27, and the bronze medalists will be reserves. Training will be offered to these teams before the competition.

Who: This competition is for any rising grade 9 through to grade 12 student. Each team must come from a single school, and have between 3 and 5 members. Each school can submit a maximum of 3 teams. The signup process should be done by a teacher or coordinator at the school.

When: The competition will be held over four rounds on Saturday March 26th from 10am-5pm EST via Zoom. We will hold a training session for registered teams on the 19th of February.

How to Register: To register your team, please have a teacher/contact from your school fill out this form by the 18th of February. We will then run a training day for students and coaches on February 19th at 5pm EST, where we will cover all the basics of preparing for the tournament (link below).

The Cases: The cases for this tournament can be accessed by clicking here. These cases are the same for all regional rounds to qualify for the International Ethics Olympiad in July 2022. They are also accessible via the Canadian Ethics Olympiad Website.

Other Resources: Aside from reading and discussing the cases with your team, you may want to prepare by learning about ethical theories that can help you construct and engage with the moral issues at stake in the cases. As a starting point, we recommend a book by Matt Deaton called Ethics in a Nutshell, which is written for the Ethics Bowl, a similar competition in the US.

Costs: The cost for this competition is 250 CAD per team (including the workshop on Feb 19th),  along with a judging fee of 70 CAD per team. We will follow up with payment details after registration.

If you have any further questions, do not hesitate to contact us at the following email address:

Kind Regards,

Archie Stapleton & Theo Stapleton

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