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About Us

Celebrating 50 Years of Excellence!

The Alberta Debate and Speech Association (ADSA) is a nonprofit, charitable organization. It was founded by a group of educators who believed in providing quality education to all Alberta students. Today, ADSA proudly serves over 50 member schools and is governed by a volunteer board consisting of teachers who work with the students in the classroom.
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.

Our Charitable Organization Business Number: 106693120RR0001

Since incorporating in 1974, the Alberta Debate and Speech Association (ASDA) now serves over 70 schools as members, and is governed by a volunteer board consisting of teachers who work with the students, starting in the classroom. It promotes speech and debate activities throughout the province and beyond, sending students all over the country and world for competitions. 

The ADSA's staff and volunteers co-ordinate the annual program of curricular materials development, in-services/workshops, clinics, debate and speech activities, and special activities such as Model Legislature, and Law Day Mock Trials. Along with printed and audio-visual materials, ADSA staff are available to assist individual or groups interested in debate and speech activities.

Board of Directors

Our Team

Meet our Board of Directors and Staff
Jason Past President

Jason Hong

Past President


Edmonton Junior High Debate Representative

Daria Executive Director

Daria Skibington-Roffel

Executive Director