Canadian Student Debating Federation National Seminar

Two students from Norman Wells had the honour of participating in the Canadian Student Debating Federation National Seminar this week!  There is more information below:


The 2017 National Seminar will take place in Port Hope and Cobourg, Ontario from October 10th – 15th, 2017. The CSDF is proud to be celebrating its 51st Seminar this year!

The theme for this year’s Seminar is Electoral Reform in Canada. The first National Seminar took place at Trinity College School in Port Hope in 1967. We are excited to return to Port Hope to celebrate 50 years of the CSDF, which also coincides with the 150th anniversary of Canada. We are extremely grateful for the support that Trinity College School has shown in hosting this very important event. During your stay here, you will experience the hospitality of this beautiful school, and explore the natural beauty of the Gananaska region.

Students are selected for the National Seminar by their provincial debate organizations. If you have any questions about your organization’s selection process, please contact them directly. For questions about the Seminar directly, you should contact

Canadian Student Debating Federation National Seminar