The Nova Scotia Debating Society is a non-profit volunteer organization that promotes and coordinates debating activities for high school students. We organize debating tournaments, camps, workshops, and coaching clinics. The NSDS sends students to regional, national and international debating events, where our delegates have achieved considerable competitive success, winning Canadian, North American and even World Championships.

    News and announcements can now be found on our Facebook Page.

    Our first event of the 2019-2020 school year will be the Impromptu Debating Championships, October 18-19, 2019 at Sacred Heart School of Halifax. Full details are available at

    Want to learn more about debate? Send us an email at and we'll get back to you with information and support to help you get involved.

    Not from Nova Scotia? See a list of other provincial debate organizations on the website of the Canadian Student Debate Federation.

    Contact Us

    Want to get involved? Get in touch:

    Matt Edmonds, President & Provincial Coordinator
    Phone: 902-818-7254
    Mail: 103-287 Lacewood Dr, Unit 246, Halifax NS, B3M 3Y7

    We have a big website update coming. Until it's up, we'll post important info on our Facebook Page. If you're looking for more info, send us an email (above) and we'll get you what you need. Thanks!