Our goal, with the support of schools, student literacy representatives, sponsors, parents, chapter presidents and volunteers, is to encourage young people to expand their vocabulary, communication skills and self-confidence, by providing a foundation for future scholastic achievements.
The Spelling Bee of Canada was established in response to a need within the community for a stimulating, educational programme, outside the regular school curriculum, which would focus specifically on English language basics. Our programmes are designed to contribute to the development of our youths' self-esteem by creating pride in academic achievement and, in the process, help to build a solid foundation for their future education and careers.
The SBOC organizes annual family of schools and community spelling bees aimed at children and youth 6-14 years of age. The participants are placed into one of three categories: Primary age 6 to 8, Junior age 9 to 11 or, Intermediate age 12 to 14, to vie for cash, trophies and prizes. Students aged 15+ will become mentors to participants in their Region.
With the aid of technology, our long-term goal is to reach children in every province and attract one million participants across Canada to build a national Spelling Bee competition. Our strategy for growth over the next three years is to target all regions within each province and encourage them to join the programme. The successful Regional Champions will move up to the Provincial Championships, ultimately competing to become a National Champion.