Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Canada Learning Code is committed to building a transparent environment where everyone feels heard, welcomed and included. We believe Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging are fundamental in our vision to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future.
At Canada Learning Code, we believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn how to build and not just consume technology. Here are some of the ways we're working to ensure digital literacy is for everyone.
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.
For all of our programs, we offer 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 while registering right on the learning experiences’ page.
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.
It’s important to us that wheelchair accessible spaces are used to run our workshops which includes an accessible entrance and washroom.
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.
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.
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 chosen gender pronouns.
Providing an accessible and barrier-free environment is a shared effort, and Canada Learning Code strives as an organization to make accessibility for all a reality. We are committed to giving people with disabilities the same access to our services as others and ensuring a safe, dignified and welcoming environment for all. The following documents support our commitment:
Feedback and Available Format Requests
We encourage all of our learners, employees, volunteers and members of the public to provide feedback on our services provided to persons with disabilities. Feedback will help us identify barriers and respond to concerns.
Feedback may be submitted in the following ways:
By regular mail:
Attention: People & Culture Team
Canada Learning Code, Inc.
30 St. Patrick Street, Floor 8
By email: accessibility(@)candalearningcode(dot)ca
By phone: 647-715-4555
Through our website: www.canadalearningcode.ca
Alternate formats of our Accessibility Standards for Customer Service and our services are available upon request through any of the means noted above.