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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 people in Canada — particularly women, transgender and beyond binary individuals; racialized people — 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 skills and confidence to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future.

Our Mission

Canada Learning Code brings accessible computer science to communities across Canada so everyone can create with technology. We do this by partnering with educators, designing resources, and delivering learning experiences.

Our Impact

  • 977,000+learners across Canada
  • 11,000+educational events
    (August 6, 2011 was our first workshop, ever!)
  • 1,870,000+hours spent coding
  • 16,500+volunteers helping people learn
These statistics are combined from all of our educational programs since 2011.
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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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Adults (18+)

Workshops, courses and meetup experiences designed in a way that seeks to explicitly welcome people with underrepresented genders—this includes cis women, trans women, trans men, non-binary people, and others who are marginalized because of their gender identity or expression.

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Women (18+)

Workshops, courses and meetup experiences designed in a way that seeks to explicitly welcome cis women, trans women, and those outside the gender binary who feel comfortable in women-centered spaces.

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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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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 coding/tech 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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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.