Bringing Chess to Life

The ancient game of chess has drawn a devoted following in nations across the globe for over a thousand years. And yet its true potential as a vehicle for instilling profound lessons in self realization, resilience, and finding one's true path in life, are only slowly being realized.

Discover a sense
of determination
and self control

Promote goal setting,
and creative
problem solving

Develop respect,
resilience, and
responsibility

Have fun and
make new friends
along the way

Making A Difference

Beyond spatial thinking and sportsmanship, our programs change the way players think about themselves, the situations they're in and the choices that lie ahead – while they are engaged and inspired by everything this ancient martial art has to offer!

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Outreach Programs

We have developed programs for priority neighborhoods and underserved communities.

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For Schools

Start a chess program for your students.

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For Parents

Find and register for a program.

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Latest News & Events

Mississauga Production of CHESS

Synopsis: In this musical, the ancient game becomes a metaphor for romantic rivalries, competitive gamesmanship, super-power politics, and international intrigues. The pawns in this drama form a love triangle: the loutish American chess star, the earnest Russian champion, and a Hungarian American female assistant who arrives at the international chess match in Bankok with the American, but falls for the Russian. From Merano to Bankok the players, lovers, politicians, press, and spies manipulate and are manipulated to the pulse of a monumental rock score.

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March Break Camp 2018

What's on:

  • Learn chess secrets used by world champions
  • Strategy and tactics with the best instructors
  • Tournaments, simuls, and chess clock action
Plus:
  • A variety of fun sports
  • Drama and improv sessions
  • Amazing arts and crafts
  • And many more surprises!

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Support Our Effort

There are many opportunities to support various facets of our mission. High school students can volunteer with chess clubs and tournaments, community groups can adopt a school in a priority neighbourhood or help an individual child attend a program their family could not afford, and we rely on donors to keep innovative outreach programs engaging youth at risk and turning lives around.

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