World Schools Debating Championships

Each year, the CSDF sends a team to represent Canada at the World Schools Debating Championships (WSDC). This tournament is hosted by a competing nation and is the highest level of high school debate in the world. Canada is one of the only nations to attend every WSDC since its inception and has traditionally performed very well in the tournament, last winning the Championships in 2010.

Team Canada is managed within the CSDF by a committee of experienced debate coaches, organizers and judges. The 2016-17 committee is chaired by John Robinson ( and consists of Josh Judah, Tracey Lee, Dylan Hardy, Veenu Goswami and Debra Miko.  Our coaches serve as ex officio members, Coaches, Aislin Flynn and Iqbal Kassam worked with the Team until June 2017, and Liz Stratton took over for the team’s final weeks to World’s 2017.

If you are interested in being a part of Team Canada or looking for information on the selection process, visit our Selection Process page or email us at