The CanSpell finals enjoy significant coverage from CanWest-owned media outlets. A documentary on the event was produced in 2005, a live broadcast was aired in 2007, and edited versions of the finals were broadcasted in 2006 and 2008. These broadcasts were all aired on Global Television. Live webcasts are also featured each year.
All CanWest dailies except The Province participate in the spelling bee. Other newspaper sponsors include the Winnipeg Free Press, The Telegram in St. John's, The Daily News in Halifax, The Chronicle-Journal in Thunder Bay, and The Guardian in Charlottetown.
The Saturn brand of General Motors has been the presenting sponsor for 2005 and 2006. Saturn dropped in 2007 and was replaced with Canada Post. Other national sponsors include Air Canada, AIC Limited, Oxford University Press, the Canadian Museum of Civilization, and the Lord Elgin Hotel.
|2005||Finola Hackett||11th place (tied)|
|2006||Finola Hackett||2nd place|
|2007||Soohyun Park||16th place (tied)|
|2008||Emma Brownlie||46th place (tied)|
The runner up is the person that places second in a spelling bee. This lists the national runners-up.
|Year||Winning Word||Runner-Up Misspelled Word|