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About Us

At Canada Learning Code, we believe that digital skills are tools of empowerment. The world is changing, and we want Canada to be ready. We’re here to make sure that all Canadians — particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers — have access to the knowledge they need to prosper in our digital world.

Our Vision

We envision a prosperous Canada in which all people have the knowledge and confidence to harness the power of technology to achieve economic and personal fulfillment. We are champions for coding education in Canada, driving results through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, research and advocacy.

Theory of Change

A Theory of Change (ToC) is a visual description of the changes we would expect to observe as a result of our programs in the short and long term. In other words, it’s our very own conditional (if, then) statement. If we do X then Y will change because….

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Our Impact

106,950+

learners across Canada

2,800+

educational events
(August 6, 2011 was our first workshop, ever!)

550,000+

hours spent coding

11,000+

mentors have volunteered in our programs to help others learn

These statistics are combined from all of our educational programs since 2011.
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Mapping to Our Theory of Change

67%

of Ladies Learning Code learners felt more confident in their use of coding/tech after an experience with us

79%

of Teachers Learning Code learners suggested that because of CLC programming they used tech/coding to teach in their classroom

75%

of parents agreed that, as a result of CLC participation, their children had indicated they wanted to know more about coding/tech today

81%

of children surveyed directly agreed that they wanted to learn more about coding/tech today

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How We Do It

Our Programs

Each program is designed with a specific community in mind. Our programs are grounded in leading research and best-practices and tailored to meet the unique needs of each learner community.

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Workshops, camps and tech day experiences for 3 to 12 year-old girls.

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Workshops, camps and tech day experiences for 3 to 12 year-old kids.

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Workshops, courses and meetup experiences for adults of all ages and genders but designed to be a space for women.

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Workshops, online resources and multi-day conferences for traditional and non-traditional educators

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Workshops, industry events and Hackathons for 13-17 year old female-identified, trans and non-binary teens.

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Our Team

Meet our Core Team, our Chapter Leads, and our Board of Directors that drive our mission forward.

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Get Involved

There’s an opportunity for everyone to get involved! Whether you want to take the podium as a Lead Instructor, help shape young minds at summer camp, or sponsor one of our national events. Your support today will help us to continue to deliver amazing educational programs and experiences that have the power to transform lives.