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Fees and Membership

SEDA is committed to making speech and debate accessible and affordable. SEDA collects annual membership fees from clubs and students wishing to participate in the speech and debate season.  

Membership Fees 

Membership may be paid by cash, cheque to SEDA or via PayPal online.

  1. Club membership 

    • Fee: $40
    • The club membership fee registers your club as an official member of SEDA and grants the club access to resources and materials for debaters. Students still need to pay for individual memberships.
    • Each club must complete a registration form
  2. Individual Student membership 

    • Fee:  $40
    • Debaters must also fill out the individual membership form before their first tournament. This membership form will be online. 
    • The membership fee must be paid at the time of attending the first event of the year, including the Fall workshop or the first tournament attended.

Tournament Fees

Speech and Debate Tournaments and workshop are usually $25, but may vary by host

Accessibility Grant

SEDA can waive membership/event fees upon written request, with documented and verified need.  SEDA will undertake to apply needs based membership fee relief in a sensitive and equitable manner.

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