Upcoming Debates

  • Canadian Student Debating Federation National Seminar 2021 – September 30th to October 3rd, 2021, on line via Zoom.   Hosted by CSDF with Debra Miko as the convenor.  Contact your Provincial Organizations for more information or email us at seminar@csdf-fcde.ca 
  • National Public Speaking Championships – Online – hosted by MSDA.  February 5 – 7th, 2021.  Invitation can be found here.  Convenor is John Robinson at manitobadebate@gmail.com. Please let John know if your province/territory is likely to attend and, if so, when you are likely to know the names of your participants.
  • Senior High Canadian National Debating Championships  –  hosted by QSDA beginning on Friday, April 16th, and running through Sunday, April 18th 2021. The tournament will be hosted online using Zoom.  Registration information will be sent to the provincial and territorial associations in February of 2021, and as is customary, the prepared motion will be released one month prior to the start of the tournament.  The official invitation can be found here.  If you have any questions please contact our convenor Jonathan Bracewell at bracewellj@selwyn.ca
  • French National Debate Championships – hosted by OSDU on May 8th – 9th, 2021.  Note that we will accept up to 6 teams per province/territory, and the registration deadline for the event is April 20th, 2021. If you know how many teams you will send but can’t submit names by April 20th for a specific reason (i.e. a qualifying tournament), please connect with Nicole Ratti  separately. The official invitation can be found here!  If you have any questions please contact the convenor Nicole Ratti at osdupresident@gmail.com 
  • National Team Tryouts for the 2022 Team – online May 22nd – 24th, 2021. More information regarding alternate and member applicants can be found here on our Selection Process page.  All applications and inquiries go directly to teamcanada@csdf-fcde.ca
  • Junior High Speech Nationals – Vancouver, BC at West Point Grey Academy.  For more information please contact Tracey Lee at tlee@csdf-fcde.ca 
  • Junior High Canadian National Debating Championships –  online via Zoom from May 28th – 30th,  2021 – Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Each province/territory is invited to send up to 8 teams.  There is no registration fee, but each team is required to provide one judge.  Here is the link for registration. For more information please contact the convenor John Robinson at manitobadebate@gmail.com 
  • World Schools Debating Championships 2021 – Online again this year. For more information please contact teamcanada@csdf-fcde.ca
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