Improve your public speaking, build your confidence and develop your style by practicing with like-minded peers.
Honing your skills at the podium in a non-partisan forum is a great way to establish your voice.
You don't have to get elected to debate in this House!
DEBATE a wide range of topics with different styles and formats.
EMPOWER members to communicate openly and effectively.
BENEFIT the community through outreach programs.
ACCLAIM speakers of opposing arguments.
TREAT members and guests with respect and consideration.
EXPRESS the majority interests of club members through good governance.
The Ottawa Debating Society uses the same protocols and procedures as our affiliate club, the Toronto Debating Society
This is how your role applies to the debate.
These guidelines show you how long you have to speak.
This is how you present your resolution.
Ottawa Debating Society is the only public debate club in Canada's capital. It is a non-partisan non-profit community organization.
Membership fees: Adults: $65 Students & Seniors: $40
Our affiliate club is the Toronto Debating Society.
Constructive input is appreciated. We're open to debate!
Everyone of voting age is welcome. Guests are free. You must be a member to debate.
99 Bank St. Ottawa, Ontario, K1P 6B9 Canada