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Statement by Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of Canada Learning Code on the tragic passing of Danielle Moore:

March 11, 2019 By Melissa Sariffodeen

March 11, 2019 | Toronto, Ontario

We are deeply saddened by the passing of Danielle Moore on the Ethiopian Air Flight 302 that claimed the lives of 157 people. Our hearts and condolences are with her family, friends, and colleagues as we all mourn this tragic loss.

Danielle was a smart, passionate, and a friendly woman who dedicated her life to helping others. So much so that she would often take her vacation days to volunteer for the causes that were dear to her heart.

Danielle had been a member of Canada Learning Code’s Code Mobile team in Winnipeg for almost a year, helping youth throughout Manitoba, northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut dream of what is possible and empower them with the skills and confidence to change the world through technology, while bringing Canadians from diverse backgrounds together.

We want to share with you two passages from a blog post she wrote last summer after taking part in a Waterlution Youth Advisory Board retreat:

“Culture can shape the way we interact and perceive the world, and how the outer world interacts and perceives us. We all agreed that by celebrating a diversity of cultures, our country would ultimately become more honest, more safe, inclusive, and resilient in the way it solves problems.”

“Through the chaordic stepping stones, I learned that good leadership is collaborative, trusting, and inviting. Rather than giving orders from the top down, leading in complex situations requires collective intelligence and creativity to discover innovative solutions that are usually better than any single person might have come up with on their own.”

These passages speak to her empathy and generosity towards others. Her work with Canada Learning Code touched the lives of thousands and we are so lucky to have benefited from her life and time with us.

Rest in peace Danielle.

We will miss you and continue to plant the seeds of positive change that you so beautifully dedicated your life to doing.

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