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Lifelong Success Begins with Speech and Debate 

Alberta Debate and Speech Association

Our Mission:

We promote speech and debate activities in English and French in the areas of: Language Arts, Drama, Social Studies, and Science throughout the Province.

ADSA is committed to the development of youth in the areas of Critical Thinking, Research, Analytical Thought, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership and Creativity.

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Supporting the Development of Critical Thinking, Research, Analytical Thought, Public Speaking, Teamwork, Leadership, and Creativity for Young Albertans since 1974! 
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Our calendar ensures that the schedule will always be up to date and in one place!

Important information such as invitations, registration sheets and topics can be accessed from the event's listing on the calendar.

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Lifelong Success begins with Debate and Speech, and your donations help youth in Alberta find their pathways to that success. 

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Support and Resources

Debate and Speech coaches and students can access style guides, tournament materials, polices and rules, annual award and event information, and so much more!

Coaches also have access to 1:1 support through the ADSA office and the Regional Representatives.

Services and programs

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ADSA is the Provincial Association for School-Based Speech and Debate Clubs in Alberta. 

To learn more, please visit our Membership page. 


Click here to visit our Resources page. Here you will find current research packages, our Bylaws, Policy and Rules Manual, and everything you need to learn about Speech and Debate, as a coach, and as a student.

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Coaches' Corner

This is a secured area of the site with access to member coaches only.

There, coaches can find all of the latest stats, contact directories, and communications from the ADSA Office.

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Our Supporters

We are grateful for the continued support of our Sponsors and Partners!
AGLC Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission CSDF - FCDÉ Canadian Student Debating Federation/Fédération Canadienne des débats d’étudiants Black lettering on white background Speech & Debate Canada Foundation logo The Canadian Bar Association Alberta Branch Logo McLeese Debate logo - Black text on white background This could be your logo. Do you want to support Debate and Seech for youth in Alberta? Click here to find out how!