Debating Websites

IDEA:  International Debating Education Association

 Vision: Empowering young people worldwide today to be the active citizens of tomorrow.

Mission: To give young people a voice through education, debate and by raising their awareness about worldwide issues.
University of Toronto's Debate Club (Canadian)
 Established in 1919, the Hart House Debating Club is one of the oldest and most prestigious debating societies in Canada. The Club provides a space for University of Toronto students to hone their speaking skills and explore new perspectives, attitudes, and ideas. It aims to help students develop the tools necessary to express themselves as well as the confidence to both defend and question their beliefs. The Debating Club sends students to compete at regional, national, and international debating competitions.  These competitions provide students with the opportunity to represent their university and compete at the highest levels. In turn, they share the skills they acquire at competitions with other students. We are one of the most successful teams in North America and the World. (American), nonprofit nonpartisan public charity, provides professionally-researched pro, con, and related information on more than 50 controversial issues from gun control and death penalty to illegal immigration and alternative energy. Using the fair, FREE, and unbiased resources at, millions of people each year learn new facts, think critically about both sides of important issues, and strengthen their minds and opinions. 

Official mission statement is: "Promoting critical thinking, education, and informed citizenship by presenting controversial issues in a straightforward, nonpartisan, and primarily pro-con format." is a free online community where intelligent minds from around the world come to debate online and read the opinions of others. Research today’s most controversial debate topics and cast your vote on our opinion polls.
 Middle School Debate
 Specifically designed to meet the needs of students in the middle grades (ages 10-14), it serves more than 40,000 students per year in the United States, across the African continent, and around the world. 
 Debating Matters (UK)
 Debating matters because ideas matter. This is the premise of the Academy of Ideas Debating Matters Competition for sixth form students which emphasises substance, not just style, and the importance of taking ideas seriously.

When the Academy of Ideas launched the competition in 2003/04, it aimed to present schools with an innovative and engaging approach to debating. Topical debates and a challenging format appeal to students from a wide range of backgrounds, including schools with a long tradition of debating and those with no experience at all.

 Debating Society at York University (Canadian)
 The York Debating Society (YDS) is an active student run organization at York University in Toronto, Ontario. We are dedicated to promoting the debate, public speaking and discussion of practically any issue of concern in an intellectual environment.
 Pickering College's Debate Team (Canadian)
 Students on PC’s Debate Team prime themselves to give informed speeches on political issues we face in today’s society. The major difference between the Polikon club of today and that of 40 years ago is that the new team has gained Pickering College a full-fledged membership in the CIS Fulford Debate League. Pickering College competes at local, national and international public speaking and debate competitions throughout the school year.
 Create Debate
 CreateDebate is a new social networking community built around ideas, discussion and democracy. We’ve done our best to provide our community with a framework that makes compelling and meaningful debates easy to create and fun to use.

Our goal is to build CreateDebate into an incredibly useful learning tool that will help groups of people to sort through issues, viewpoints and opinions so that consensus and understanding can be reached and better decisions can be made.

 Debate Wise

 Debatewise was created for people who like making informed decisions. If this is you, you probably wont trust one source of information and will try to get a rounded view – which these days often means going to forums and blogs. The problem is, making sense of different opinions is time-consuming and imprecise.