Category: CIC News

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CIC Instructor Nominated for Award

We’re pleased to announce that one of our Chess to Life Instructors is one of ten finalists for the 2022 Charity Village Award for Best Contribution to Youth Engagement. Christopher Charles is one of those...

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Remembering Ted Winick

Today many at Chess Institute of Canada are in a reflective mood, thinking about the organization’s founder Ted Winick on what would have been his seventy-eighth birthday. In 1998, Ted started a chess club...

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CIC Students Impress At Canadian Chess Open

The Canadian Youth Chess Championship just wrapped up in Hamilton, Ontario, immediately followed by the Canadian Open Chess Championship, which is continuing until July 17. Over two dozen of our students and tournament attendees...

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Queen on Board

We celebrated International Women’s Day earlier this week. And I’ve been thinking about the women and girls in my life even more than usual.   The Queen Some say it’s the most powerful and...

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Black history is chess history!

To celebrate Black History Month 2022, we’re putting together a series of articles about the history of chess in Africa and ongoing contributions from the wider Black diaspora, including profiles of great Black chess players and research...

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Caregiver Family Day Event – Feb 22

CIC invites all parents and caregivers to this informative event. Two of our most experienced instructors will present practical suggestions for how you can encourage motivation and a growth mindset in children. Following these...

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Give the Gift of Chess!

This Giving Tuesday, and throughout the holiday season, we’re soliciting donations to help keep our programs accessible to all! Donations to our Subsidy Fund will help provide individual and program subsidies to families who...

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Caregiver Holiday Event – Dec 29

Day:     Wednesday, December 29, 2021 Time:   8:00pm to 10:00pm Open House Where: Online – register here for details Cost:   Free! Chess Institute of Canada invites all parents and caregivers of CIC students,...