Chess Institute of Canada uses the ancient game of chess as an educational tool to make a difference in today’s world by developing thinking and social skills and fostering emotional well-being for success in life.
What People Are Saying
"The chess program is about much more than teaching students how to play chess, but also a metaphor for using the strategies taught to conduct a successful and productive life. The staff has been able to see a clear improvement in both the student’s skill level and personal confidence. "
— Bronwyn Gilchrist, Child and Youth Counsellor at the Jarome D. Diamo
"If you’re looking for a dynamic activity that will enhance the curriculum, develop character, challenge high-level thinking skills and extend student understanding across the curriculum to real life situations, I highly recommend that you consider CIC to be part of your well-balanced curriculum."
— Ken Kroeker, Acting Principal, Pauline Jr. Public School, Toronto
"CIC has been an incredible addition to our school. The students have truly enjoyed it and their enthusiasm was evident every time they talked to me about playing the game. I am pleased to say that CIC never hesitated to accommodate the needs of our families, and the children definitely benefited. "
— Ryan Naidoo, Principal, Bruce Public School, Toronto
"Simon’s involvement in the chess club has been one of the most character-building activities that he has had during his eleven years. He has learned so much more than simply learning how to play chess. I know that other parents feel as we do but I wanted to extend our gratitude and thanks to you."
— Donna Gray, Parent