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Understanding Community Needs

We believe in partnering with individuals and organizations representing community needs in the design and delivery of our programs. We work continuously to inform and educate our team to help us create learning experiences that support the diverse needs of our country.

Pay-What-You-Can

 

For all of our programs, we offer scholarships as well as pay-what-you-can tickets to ensure our programs are accessible for those who cannot afford to pay. You can purchase a pay-what-you-can ticket or request a scholarship while registering right on the learning experiences’ page.

Loaner Laptops

In addition to removing financial barriers to accessing our programs, we’ve made it a priority to equip each Chapter with loaner laptops they can keep in their community and lend out during workshops to those that don’t have access to one.  You can request one while registering right on the learning experiences’ page.

 

Wheelchair Accessible Spaces

 

It’s important to us that wheelchair accessible spaces are used to run our workshops which includes an accessible entrance and washroom.

 

Aids & Interpreters

 

We strive to be as inclusive of physical or developmental challenges in our programs. Our policy is that any aid or interpreted may attend our programs along with our learner for free. In the case where an aid must be hired to accompany a participant to one of our workshops (such as an interpreter for a hearing impaired participant), we offer a $100 bursary to help make participation in our workshops more generally accessible.

 

Land Acknowledgments

 

At Canada Learning Code, we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe(r) environment for people from diverse backgrounds.  At the start of all experiences we host, we encourage you to recognize the land we are on as part of your welcome.

 

To do so, is an expression of gratitude and appreciation to those whose territory we reside on, and a way of honouring the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial.  

 

Gender Representation

 

The gender categories which were assigned to us at birth carry with them a whole lot of social and cultural meanings and expectations and are not necessarily how some choose to represent their gender (i.e. male or female). At Canada Learning Code, we strive to create a welcoming, inclusive, and safe(r) environment for people from diverse backgrounds. This includes being careful about the words you use and addressing people by their preferred gender pronouns.