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Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association

The Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association is a non-profit organization that helps children and youth be effective communicators, deep thinkers, and engaged community members.

SEDA is grateful that we were able to have our E.C. Leslie Provincials before Covid-19 made its way to Saskatchewan. Unfortunately, most upcoming national debate events have been cancelled or postponed. Fortunately with technology we can remain connected! We will keep you updated on any changes to events and the upcoming debate season through social media and the website. We hope everyone is staying safe and adjusting well to social distancing.

Keep Studying, Thinking, Debating

SEDA believes in the power of debate to teach effective communication, critical thinking, and citizenship. Education is our top priority. We hope that while you are participating in social distancing and staying home, you use speech and debate to keep you mind active! Check out the article below by Study International: 12 Ways Debating Will Help You for the Rest of Your Life.

Speech and Debate Activities

Speech and debate activities are a great way to engage students who are learning from home, and a fun way to spend time with the family. These games are designed to help you think critically, express viewpoints, and develop oratory skills.
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There are plenty of educational speech and debate activities to try! Click on the images below to be directed to the webpages.

More Resources

Provincial and state debate organizations are a great source of knowledge. Many of their websites have activities, teaching guides, and practice exercises. Below are a few of our favourite debate organization's websites. Click the image to go to the website!

The SEDA website has resource pages for teachers, coaches, parents, and students. If your child wants to practice debate at home, we have articles on argumentation, logical linking, prepping, and more. We also have a helpful section on feedback so you can help your child learn.

The Canadian Student Debating Federation has debate guides on various styles of debate, research aids, and judging guides.

The Alberta Speech and Debate Association has lesson plans, a step-by step beginner guide to debate, and an advanced debate strategies guide.

The Minnesota Urban Debate League has activities, spar debate exercises, and prep templates.

Planning on getting some reading done during social distancing? We've found some books you might like!

*Disclaimer: SEDA's recommendations of these books are based on ratings, reviews, and research. The views expressed in these books are those of the authors, and may not reflect the views of SEDA.

Are you missing the adrenaline and excitement of arguing a motion? Immerse yourself in some of the great debates available on youtube!

Watch SEDA Alum and Team Canada Coach, Jason Xiao, compete in the Worlds Universities Debating Championship 2020 in Thailand

Thailand WUDC : Open Semi-Final (Part 2)

The OxfordUnion youtube channel has many interesting debates and panel discussions on global issues.

Charlie Coverman | It Is Immoral To Be A Billionaire (1/8) | Oxford Union

Airang, a Korean public service agency, hosts a compelling high school debate series.

[Intelligence-High School Debate] Governments should provide a universal basic income _ Part.1

Feedback Surveys

SEDA values your feedback! We are always looking to improve the experience of our members, so we have created feedback surveys for students, parents, judges, and coaches. Feedback survey links were emailed out on Monday March 23rd. We appreciate the time you take to help us assess and improve the work we do. If you are a student, parent, judge, and/or coach, but did not receive a survey link in your email, contact info@saskdebate.com

As we celebrate our 45th Anniversary, we invite you to join our ‘Words Are Powerful’ Campaign and donate to support SEDA and its work with Saskatchewan's young people. Your donation will enable us to expand our programs and keep them affordable and accessible.


Thank You

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