With professional debate and speech coaching,
VDA trains students of all ages to think critically about their world
and advocate successfully for themselves and their communities.

Student Taught
Awards Won
Expert Coaches
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September 2016…

Our program began in September 2016 with a small team of three excellent Vancouver-based debate coaches and 26 students from White Rock. All of the students were beginners at debating, but with our coaching, our debaters won awards at every high school tournament we competed at in our first year.

April 2021…

With our effort of excellent coaching, more and more students in Vancouver, Toronto, and overseas have benefited from learning debate and speech. In the past five years, we’ve been to over 50 tournaments in North America and around the world and brought back more than 500 team and speaker awards. Most of all, we are so proud to witness the growth of every one of our students.

Join us to start your debate journey!

Grade 4 - 7 Debate

Helps elementary schoolers to improve public speaking and expand their horizons.

Grade 8 - 12 Debate

High-caliber extracurricular activity that improves critical thinking and increases college acceptance rate.

Debate for Credit

For high school students in British Columbia, earn school elective credits and fulfill the graduation requirements.