Welcome to the Ontario High School Ethics Bowl!


During an ethics bowl, teams of high school students discuss ethical dilemmas taking place at the forefront of world politics. Such dilemmas might include: how we ought to deal with assisted-death, sexting, and gene editing.


What makes an ethics bowl different from a debate is that students are encouraged to amend their original positions when faced with counter-evidence, and to view the case as the target of opposition, not the other team. This format allows students to explore difficult ideas in a collaborative atmosphere which is conducive to truth-seeking, collegiality, and open-mindedness.

The ethics bowl is a non-partisan organization which invites (and encourages!) voices from across the political, religious, non-religious, and philosophical spectrum(s) to express themselves freely, openly, and respectfully. 

The Ontario Bowl is a qualifying event for the national competition held in May. 

To learn more, check out the TEAMS and RESOURCES section of this site. 

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