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At the April 13, 2013 Special General Meeting, the SEDA membership voted to make significant amendments to the SEDA Constitution. Click on the link for a list of the changes as well as the complete 2013 Constitution.


Information about SEDA's Constitution prior to April 13, 2013.

To Read More, view the 2011-12 Constitution and Policy Manual.


What does the Contsitution and Policy Manual cover?

Part I - Constitution

I) Name of the Association

II) Objective of the Association

III) Dissolution of the Association

IV) Functioning of the Association

A) The Constitution, Bylaws and Policies

B) Regions

C) Membership

D) Special General Meetings

E) Board of Directors


Part II- Policy Manual

V) Policies - Administration

A) Employees of the Association

B) Signing Authorities

C) Auditing

D) Fiscal Year

E) Financial Powers

F) Travel, Accommodation and Meals


VI) Policies - Code of Conduct

A) Student Debaters and Volunteers

B) School-based and parent Coaches

C) Student Mentors

D) Board of Directors and Staff Members


VII) Policies - Debate and Speech Activities

A) Local Activities

B) Inter-provincial Activities

C) Travel Reimbursements


VIII) Policies - Speech Activities

A) Categories


IX) Policies - Debate Activities

A) Debate Categories

B) Eligibility

C) Debate Formats

D) General Rules of Debate

E) Debate Fees


IX) Policies - Board Conflict of Interest Policy

IX) Policies - Privacy Policy

XII) Policies - Membership Policy NEW!

XIII) Policies - Travel Funding Policy NEW!

XIV) Policies - Donor Policy NEW!

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News & Upcoming Events

  • Changes to the Board


    The October AGM saw a number of changes to the board we'd like to acknowledge. We are pleased with the strong turn-out this year. We had a number of parents and coaches present as well as most clubs represented. With the regular turn-over in board member terms, we would like to welcome Melissa Gerlach and Paula Dvernichuk as new members to the board. Of course these psotions mark the end of terms of other members. So, we'd also like to acknowledge the following retiring board members:


    Kara Helmes - Kara has been a long history with SEDA. A member of the board for over 10 years, she has committed to coaching and supporting SEDA. A former debater, president and past president (two terms), she helped SEDA navigate some turbulent waters in recent years. We thank Kara for her commitment and leadership.


    Sarah Myers - Sarah, a recent addition to the board, has spent her free time supporting elementary debate and coaching. As a highly respected member of the board, her contributions are valued. We are grateful to Sarah for her contributions to SEDA.


    Dylan Hardy - A former debater, Dylan is passionate about debate. He has committed his time to the advancement of debate and debaters in the province as a coach, mentor, judge and board member. Although his long commitment to the board is coming to an end, Dylan's impact on the debate community will remain.


    Matt Schmeisser - Also a former debater, Matt has dedicated hours debating, coaching and actively participating on the board. Matt has volunteered his time and energy and influence many young debaters and many have noted the feedback he provides. Wherever his career takes him, debate will remain an important part of Matt's life. SEDA is grateful to Matt and wishes him the best in his endeavors.

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    Thank you YCYC for sponsoring 2016 National Debate!