The Canadian Festival of Spoken Word is an annual festival produced by Spoken Word Canada in conjunction with a local Festival Organizing Committee in each host city.
The inaugural festival took place in Ottawa, Ontario in 2004 and was then known as the Canadian Spoken Wordlympics. CFSW has since become the flagship event for poetry slam in Canada, and is evolving to better represent the full spectrum of spoken word nationally. CFSW has been held in cities across Canada and honoured a wide diversity of poets.
CFSW 2017 will be held in Peterborough, Ontario.