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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.

THANK YOU!

SEDA would like to take this opportunity to thank all of the generous sponsors who are helping to ensure the success of our debate season. As a non-profit, SEDA relies on foundations, businesses, and organizations to help us meet our excellence in programming goals! SEDA is always looking for partnerships. If you know of a person or organization that parallels our values, let us know by contacting info@saskdebate.com.


The following organizations intersect with our values of education, youth engagement, citizenship, and lifelong learning. If you would like to learn more about these organizations, click on their logos to see their web pages!

SaskCulture

SaskCulture, through the Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture, and Recreation, provides SEDA with its operating budget. SaskCulture is the reason we have a culturally vibrant province with a plethora of programs and services for every citizen. Saskatchewan is “considered a leader within Canada when it comes to promoting and fostering cultural activities.” SEDA is extremely grateful to SaskCulture and the Saskatchewan Lotteries for the work they do.

Canadian Student Debating Federation

“The Canadian Student Debating Federation is the umbrella organization for student debate at the high school level in Canada. We sponsor the annual National Student Debating Seminar, oversee the Canadian National Team, promote debate throughout the country, and tie the various provincial debate organizations together in a national community.” (csdf-fcde.ca)

CSDF facilitates and funds national debate events and supports provincial organizations with their hosting responsibilities. SEDA draws much of its strength and community from its partnership with the CSDF. Most recently, SEDA had the privilege of hosting the training camp for the Canadian Worlds Debating Team. Having the training camp in Saskatoon allowed some Saskatchewan debaters and coaches to witness high level debating and training.

Willis S. McLeese Opportunities Fund Grant

The Mcleese Opportunities Fund has been active in promoting and supporting debate nation-wide for many years and is administered by the CSDF. Grants are given to Debate Associations to support projects that expand debate programming. This regular contribution allows SEDA in turn to continually promote debate across the province, keep it affordable and accessible and to focus on the core of our mandate, excellence in programming.

Law Foundation of Saskatchewan

The Law Foundation of Saskatchewan has been a long time supporter of SEDA . This season we are proud to have the Law Foundation sponsoring the E.C. Leslie Provincial Debate Championships in March 2020. The Law Foundation grants funds for “the purposes of legal education, legal research, legal aid, law libraries and law reform in accordance with our governing legislation.” Their mission is accessible justice and their core values are stewardship, collaboration, innovation, positive impact, and accountability.

Lesia Design and Digital

Lesia Design and Digital is a web and logo design company in Saskatoon. They are a leader in responsive website design and user experience and won the 2019 Consumer Choice Award in the category of Web Design and Digital Marketing. SEDA is grateful to Lesia Design for helping us leap towards our goals of a user-friendly all-encompassing website, and better automated systems. Lesia Design has provided a generous sponsorship to SEDA in addition to ongoing support to maintain a top quality and excellent website!

Concentus

Concentus supports and provides citizenship education: “the study, understanding, and application of the rights and duties we have to each other, as citizens in local, provincial, national, and global communities.” Concentus provides robust resources for every grade that fosters engagement with, and lifelong learning of, citizenship responsibilities. Concentus has provided SEDA with a sponsorship to allow us to explore consensus debating and with opportunities for further collaboration!

Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

The Commonwealth Parliamentary Association collaborates with parliaments and other organizations to exchange ideas and support good governance. CPA activities focus on fundamental values, including: “just and honest government, the alleviation of poverty, fundamental human rights, international peace and order, global economic development, the rule of law, equal rights and representation for all citizens of both genders, the separation of powers among the three branches of government and the right to participate in free and democratic political processes.”

The CPA recognizes SEDA’s efforts to engage youth with parliament and government processes through generous donations. SEDA is grateful for their support of our Model Legislature!

Boston Pizza - BP for BP!

Boston Pizza has long supported national organizations that focus on children and youth such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and Kids Help Phone. This season, SEDA will be partnering with some of the local franchises of Boston Pizza for the meals at our British Parliamentary (BP) style debates, including the Canadian National British Parliamentary Debate Championships that SEDA has the honour of hosting in December 2019. BP for BP!

CHEP Good Food Inc.

CHEP’s focus is on “increasing access to fresh food, providing nutritional education, building food skills, and supporting our city’s community garden network.” Like SEDA, CHEP believes informed people make better decision. All of Chep’s programming focuses on a healthier more sustainable community. Please click on their logo and learn more about the wonderful services they offer. CHEP is extending its generosity to SEDA by helping us purchase groceries through their bulk buying program, allowing SEDA to provided healthy sustainable food options at some of its upcoming Saskatoon tournaments this year!

YOU!

Last, but certainly not least, we would like to thank YOU! Your donations allow us to share speech and debate with all ages and all levels. Contributing to SEDA means you are helping create a community of like-minded people who know the value of elocution and debate. Words are Powerful!

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.

DONATE

Thank You

Check out our website for registration!


  • Coaches can register their debate clubs on the home page.
  • Students can register for the season on the home page.
  • Our Regina and Saskatoon workshops are open for registration on our events page.
  • Tournament 1 - BP qualifier registration is open too! COACHES can register teams on the event page.


We strongly encourage you to follow our social media accounts. We will post when more tournament registrations open!

    1. Facebook: SEDA: Saskatchewan Elocution and Debate Association
    2. Twitter: @sedadebate
    3. Instagram: SaskDebate
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