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For over a thousand years, the game of chess has drawn a devoted following in nations all around the globe. And yet its true potential as an educational tool has only more recently begun to be realized. Chess Institute of Canada is a world leader in curriculum-based scholastic chess programming, where the ancient game is used as a vehicle for delivering profound life lessons for the challenges of today.
Beyond spatial thinking and sportsmanship, CIC chess 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 mental martial art has to offer. We’d love to show you more about the life-changing impact of our chess programs!
Our life-changing intervention programs help people of all ages overcome a variety of challenges.
See the difference chess can make for your students with one of our scholastic programs.
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There are many opportunities to support various facets of our mission. High school volunteers are welcome role models and helpers at our camps, chess clubs, and tournaments. Congregations and community groups can adopt a school chess program in their neighbourhood. And we rely on regular annual, monthly, and one-time donors to keep bringing our invaluable programs to the individuals and communities that need them most.