2021 Case Competition

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2021 Case Study Competition

The 2021 National Public Administration Case Competition was hosted by Carleton University and held virtually on February 10 & 20, 2021. The case centred around the impact of COVID-19 on long-term care in the country, and how provinces might take part in a national discussion about policy options. The scenario required students to brief their province’s senior officials who are representing the province on a national task force called by the federal government. This group needs to consider what conditions would have to be met for the province to take an active role in these national-level discussions, as well as proposing some potential policy solutions.


The competition was judged by:

  • Jim Mitchell: Head Judge; Senior Fellow, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
  • Suzy McDonald: ADM, Treasury Board Secretariat
  • Jeannine Ritchot: ADM, NRCan
  • Raynelle Wilson: Chair, Saskatchewan Public Service Commission
  • Steve Orsini: Former Clerk of Ontario
  • André Fortier: Former Clerk of Québec
  • Pamela McCurry, Former ADM, Justice Canada

Thank you to all of the judges for sharing their experience, wisdom, and time with the students and their coaches!

The Teams

Twelve excellent teams representing universities from across the country took part in the competition, providing engaging and insightful analyses of the long-term care problem and how to organize a national-level conversation, from their home province’s perspective.  Scroll down to see photos of all of the participating teams!

Winning Team Presentations:

Gold Medal: University of Toronto

Silver Medal: Concordia University

Bronze Medal: Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy

Other Team Presentations:

  • Carleton University
  • Dalhousie University
  • Glendon College (York University)
  • Laval University
  • Ryerson University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • York University


Teams Photos

Carleton University

Concordia University

Dalhousie University

Glendon College


Laval University

Ryerson University

Simon Fraser

University of Alberta


University of Toronto

York University