Created in memory of the late Bernard Chernos, a civil libertarian, lawyer, and a lover of lively debate, these contests provide our young citizens with a fun and engaging way to think critically about the rights and freedoms that are the hallmark of democracy. Through these competitions, the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust hopes to spark the interest of high school students in Canada in the issues that affect their lives.
- Bernard Chernos Youth Democracy Challenge
- Chernos Essay Competition
- Chernos Essay Competition Winners
The CCLET’s Annual Bernard Chernos Youth Democracy Challenge is a contest inviting high school students across Canada to identify a cause they care about and take action. Learn more here.
The Chernos Essay Competition invites teachers of Civics, History, Law, Politics, World Issues, World Religions and Social Studies to have their students participate. Student submissions must respond to one of the questions about fundamental freedoms posed by the CCLET that year. Learn more here.