About Us

Words are Powerful

The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association (SEDA) is a registered charity and volunteer-driven organization that was founded in 1974 that is dedicated to community development. Our primary goal is to promote debate and speech throughout Saskatchewan by hosting competitive tournaments, helping start speech and debate clubs, running workshops, and teaching speech and debate skills to students in grades 5-12.

SEDA is a community-focused organization that cares about the growth of every individual.  Our volunteers and coaches are teachers, parents, alumni and community members who are dedicated to sharing their passion for debate and their love of learning.

Words are powerful.  Our motto is a reminder to us all that words amplify our intent.   As we learn to use words effectively, we also routinely and intentionally challenge each other to consider how we are using this skill with words to make a better society for others.

SEDA’s vision is a world where youth have the confidence and skills to engage in reasoned discourse on complex and difficult issues.  

Our mission is to advance the speech arts among Saskatchewan youth by providing elocution and debate programs and resources. 


Our Values

  1. We are committed to generating a space for participants to develop their critical thinking skills and engage in difficult conversations.
  2. We value diversity and believe that understanding and integrating diverse perspectives encourages personal growth and enriches our communities.
  3. We are committed to providing programming that is accessible.
  4. We promote growth in our participants by providing high-quality programming and resources.
  5. We work to connect and engage with community partners.

Board Policy

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Audited Financial Documents

Board of Directors

Jennifer Peak


Mueez Rafiquie


Brady Knight


Rafay Ahmed


John Costa


Ishita Mann


Aly Sparks


Jason Xiao



Past President


Fiseko Musonda

Executive Director

Lindsay Kiesman

Operations Director