Spelling Bee of Canada (SBOC) is an educational organization that encourages youth, parents, teachers and the community at large to participate in the education process.
The SBOC organizes annual family of schools and communities 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 and Intermediate age 12 to 14, to vie for cash, trophies and prizes, 15+ students will become mentors to participants in their Region.
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. The SBOC’s programmes are designed to contribute to the development of our youth’s 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 Spelling Bee of Canada was established in the greater Toronto area in 1987 and led to the development of an Ontario Spelling Bee. SBOC is now unifying all the Provinces for a National Spelling Bee. To date over 45,000 children have participated in the programme.
The SBOC is a registered charity (#890470198RR0001). The SBOC depends on local businesses, organizations and individuals to contribute time, materials, services and/or funds.
- Enrich the learning experience of our children & youth through growth in English vocabulary, public speaking and to promote self-confidence.
- Engage children & youth, parents, schools, businesses, religious institutions, and the community at large in a yearly education process.