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CAP Student Essay Contest! We want your vision of a future Canada!

Students, we want to know what you think!

In 2017, Canada celebrates its 150th birthday with a proud history of political, social and economic progress. While the social and political elements are essential to a country’s quality of life, the deeper question as Canadians look ahead to the next 50 years is related to economic security and opportunity. What continues to bind us? No matter what political view, racial background or social status, everyone needs commerce in one form or another to put food on the table and provide a better life for their family. Canada has been a land of opportunity and always strived toward ensuring equality and inclusiveness.

The book, “Everybody’s Business” will capture the perspectives and vision of Canadians in relation to economic growth and vision for the next 50 years and provide a framework for growth and action. The research for this book is in partnership with the Rotman School of Management and Canadian leaders who are passionate about Canada and its future growth.

The Canadian Association of Principals is proud to partner with the authors to engage high school students to share their thoughts as the future leaders of our great country!

The findings from the submitted essays will be included in the book publication, “Everybody’s Business”. All essays will contribute to the voices of Canadians who will lead the growth and development of Canada for the next 50 years.

High School Students, share your thoughts in an essay between 750 and 1000 words explaining:

What economic opportunities and priorities should Canada establish to ensure continued prosperity and quality of life for the next 50 years?

Your essay may focus on:

a. one or several arguments that illustrate and support your thesis
b. public and/or private sector policies in this country
c. economic, educational, social and or political issues


The winning submission will be awarded a monetary prize of $1000. As well, the winning essay will be published in the

Canadian Association of Principals Spring/Fall 2017 journal and highlighted in the book publication.
Submission deadline- March 7, 2017 via email to:
Submissions (750 -1000 words) must be in 12 point Times Roman or Times New Roman font.

Cover page shall include:

1) Student name and Grade level
2) Teacher/Course Name
3) School Name, Community, Province

Only online submissions will be accepted (Word or PDF)

Download the FULL CAP Essay Information pdf below:

CAP Student Essay Competition

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