National Seminar 2024 Invitation and Schedule

The official invitation for the 2024 National Seminar in New Brunswick has been released. Click on the menu above to find the event page, the schedule, and invitation. Please contact your provincial debate association if you are interested in attending.

Championnat national de débat française

The CSDF will be hosting the French National Championships on April 19 – 21, 2024, at Lower Canada College in Montreal. Click on “Debate in Canada” and the “French National Championships” for more info.

2021 National Seminar

We were so thankful to have Wab Kinew speak to us at the Opening Ceremonies of the 2021 National Student Debate Seminar, especially on such an important day: The National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. #NatSem2021

Year-End Charitable Donations

As the end of the year closes in, time is running out on tax deductible donations. About 25% of Canadians take advantage of the sizeable benefits Canadian Federal and Provincial governments offer to Canadians who give to registered Canadian charities. These tax incentives are significant, amounting to as much as 53% of your charitable donation. For many Canadians, it’s by leveraging these tax benefits that they can give more generously to charities. It makes them feel good and with their larger gift, it enables charities they support to do more. Now, that’s a good thing. At the Canadian Student Debating Federation, the needs for programing for our youth continue to increase. Please consider keeping us in mind as you make your end-of-year donation. You can find us at on Canada Helps

Accolades for Debate in Manitoba

The CSDF’s board member Michael Macaraeg was honoured in Manitoba for his outreach in Debate programs. Across the country, members of the CSDF have been partaking in outreach programs since the late ’60s; it is encouraging and humbling to have one of our board members rightfully congratulated. This year, Michael Macaraeg received the Willis McLeese Award from his province for his work in growing debate in Morden, Manitoba and his work on a spectacular CSDF National Seminar in 2019.

Well done, Michael! Full story can be found here:

Sunair Company of Philadelphia Sponsors the CSDF

Sincere thanks goes out to Sunair Co. a Philadelphia-based company who recently made a sizeable donation to our organization. One of their partners attended our 2019 National Seminar in Morden, Manitoba with his daughter, and here is what he had to share:  You should be proud of your organization and the job you are doing mentoring students and young adults.  I wish you all the best for its continued success and growth.

We are a true non-profit with no paid employees working towards enriching the lives of Canadian students no matter where they live.  Our volunteers put in countless hours outside of their own personal obligations such as work, and family.  It is with sponsorship such as this that we are able to continue our outreach programs.

On behalf of the Canadian Student Debating Federation, thank you for your very kind sponsorship.