National Debating Seminar


Annually, the Canadian Student Debating Federation holds the National Debating Seminar. The seminar aims to expose students to the art of debating while providing an opportunity for cultural exchange between young people from all regions of the country. Delegates attend debate and thematic workshops, debate in practice rounds critiqued by experienced coaches, and wrap it up with a fun tournament. Seminar is about educational debate, non competitive debate. C.S.D.F. embraces both of Canada’s official languages, offering students the opportunity to attend the Seminar as English, French or Bilingual delegates.

The 2022 National Debating Seminar will be hosted virtually by the Prince Edward Island Student Debating Association from September 21st to 26th 2022. The theme is Confederation: Understanding Our Past & Charting Our Future!  

There will be a registration fee. We will post it here when that information is available. 

To be eligible to attend a Seminar as a delegate, a student:

  1. Must be in Grade 9, 10, 11 or 12 during the academic year of the Seminar. (2022-2023)

  2. Must not have attended a previous Seminar as a delegate

  3. Must not have previously participated in a National or International Debate Event.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the office at by April 24th. Let us know that you meet the three criteria above and if you would like to attend as an English, French or Bilingual delegate. 

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