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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 NOW STREAMING ON YOUTUBE!

Are you a visual learner?

SEDA's YouTube channel, SaskDebate, currently features tutorials and instructional videos like the one below. We will be adding new videos throughout the season! SEDA's future goal is to use YouTube to upload debate tournament videos, and possibly even livestream debates! You can subscribe to our Youtube channel by clicking the subscribe button HERE! SEDA continues to create resources to help make debate accessible.
Kids Practice Models and Definitions

Why Follow, Like, & Subscribe?

We want you to be a part of our social media network because it's the simplest way to communicate! You will see registration reminders, upcoming event information, and volunteering opportunities.


Another reason why we want you to follow us is to create community! Our social media will celebrate debaters' success at tournaments, spotlight debaters and clubs, and host contests for debaters. Creating a community through social media will allow us to learn from each other and learn together.


Social media is a great way to interact with students, teachers, coaches, volunteers, parents, and alumni. Follow us on our platforms listed below, and tag your friends in the debate community so they can follow to!


SEDA thanks you for your support.

Coaches Intensive Workshop with Jason Xiao

The current coach of the Canadian World's Debate Team, Jason Xiao, is offering a workshop on August 17th at the University of Saskatchewan for ANY debate coaches in the province looking to learn more about coaching. Sessions will focus on teaching complex skills and managing competitive teams along with a variety of other subjects. Read more about it HERE.

There is no fee, but you must register by August 12th.

Spotlight: Victor Wu

Victor Wu has been debating for six years now. He has accomplished many things in his debating career so far, such as attending Junior Nationals twice, attending Senior nationals and participating in Team Canada Tryouts.

He started debate because he was interested in public speaking and enjoyed the various topics. He said the skills he struggled with the most was finding the heart of the debate, which is something most debaters must learn to do. He also said illustrating the argument and figuring out its real-world applications is something he is still improving on. When asked about what his strengths in debate are, he mentioned his reply speeches.

His advice to new and upcoming debaters is to “keep on doing it if you enjoy it. If you stick with it, it will give you a rewarding experience. You’ll start to learn more.” In the near future, Victor would like to continue debating in university.


-Mahrukh Hassan, intermediate debater

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.

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