Manitoba 2019

The 2019 National Seminar will be hosted in Morden, Manitoba from Wednesday, September 25th to Monday, September 30th, 2019.  Please note that both September 25th and 30th are travel days.

The theme for this year’s seminar is The Rural/Urban Divide.  This theme is very important for a number of reasons.  All too often, stereotypes get in the way of defining the cultural ethos of Canada’s small towns, villages, First Nations, as well as its large cities.  Although these locations have diverse cultures, values, and political and geopolitical outlooks, they also share similar problems with adapting to modern issues ranging from changes in demographics to challenges with the enviornment, to adapting to technology, to establishing relevance with today’s economy.  Perhaps our very different geographical population bases are not so different after all?

Each Member has been assigned a total for their delegation to the Seminar. Based on the number assigned to you, please select in this order, one delegate for each of the three linguistic categories; if you have remaining spots choose the next one from either French or Bilingual and the remaining delegates from any category. Should you require additional spots, you may request them and every effort will be made to accommodate your request.

The 2019 Manitoba invitation can be found here! (when available)

The Tentative Schedule can be found here!

Prepared resolutions will be announced at least one month prior to the seminar!

You can reach us at 

Please note the following important dates:

  • April 30th, 2019 – list of your delegates with their linguistic category, the name of their school and grade as of September 2019
  • May 14th, 2019 – Online registration for your delegation complete, they can go back to add travel information when available
  • July 2nd, 2019 – One cheque per province for full delegation made payable to the CSDF to arrive by mail to PO Box 74158 – 148 – 555 Strathcona Blvd SW – Calgary, Alberta – T3H 3B6

The CSDF and our Host Province could not have provided such a unique experience for students and chaperones without the generous support of our sponsors.


The McLeese Family is our partner in growing debate programs across Canada. We gratefully acknowledge their continued support!

As with previous Seminars, the CSDF has secured a grant from the Government of Canada’s Exchanges Canada program which will subsidize travel costs for delegates, as well as one adult per province or territory.  This generous contribution will allow many students who could otherwise not attend for financial reasons to participate in the upcoming Seminar.


Gold  ($1000.00 to $5000.00)

Silver ($250.00 to $1000.00)

Bronze (up to $250.00)