Junior National Debate Championships

The Junior National Championships is the recognized national tournament for Junior high school debaters. It is held annually and its host rotates around the country. Competitors are selected by their provincial organizations, usually at the Provincial championships.

2014 Championships

The 2014 Championships were held in May 2014 at the University of Toronto Schools and De La Salle College in Toronto, ON.

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Tournament History

Each year, the John Robinson Award is awarded to the top individual speaker at the Junior Nationals tournament.

Host John Robinson Award
Year School City Recipient Prov.
2014 UTS & De La Salle Toronto, ON Dasha Metropolitansky ON
2013 WPGA Vancouver, BC Rory Flynn NS
2012 Lower Canada College Montreal, QC Rory Flynn NS
2011 Estevan Comprehensive Estevan, SK Nasra Moumin SK
2010 Calgary Science Calgary, AB Jessica Dorfmann BC
2009 Halifax Grammar Halifax, NS Nic Martin MB
2008 Memorial University St. John’s, NL Elizabeth Stratton ON
2007 LCC & Selwyn House Montreal, QC Howard Cohen QC
2006 Branksome Hall Toronto, ON Aiden Fishman MB


You can read the Junior Nationals Constitution (pdf, revised 2014) or minutes from previous Junior Nationals AGMs: (pdf)