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

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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Innovative Programs

Our life-changing chess programs help people of all ages with a variety of challenges.

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For Schools

Start a chess program for your students.

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For Parents

Find and register for an upcoming camp, tournament or school club.

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Latest News & Events

Chessfest 2017 Photos

Saturday June 3, 2017, was a beautiful day for Chessfest at Harbourfront Centre, featuring the 4th annual Chessfest Children’s Championship. Thanks to all who attended!

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Dare to Dream 2018

A fundraising event for our subsidized programs for schools and families, featuring a chess tournament for grades 1 to 6, inspiring guests, life-size play, and more!

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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.