Ahead of 150th Birthday, Teaching Canada’s Youth to Code

As Canada looks to celebrate its 150th birthday next month, 10,000 Canadian youth will learn to code by exploring the nation’s history during the inaugural Canada Learning Code Week.

500 events will take place in schools, libraries, museums, and other community centers in all 13 provinces and territories across Canada throughout this first week of June.

Whether learning to code a game, develop a program, or create digital art, youth will bring stories from Canada’s past 150 years to life digitally through code and develop a skill crucial for their future success. Lessons explore science, technology, indigenous peoples & reconciliation, official languages, the environment, history, art, and culture.

On July 1, Canada Learning Code says it will reveal a digital scrapbook collection of student projects that celebrate Canada 150. In the meantime, events are hosted in the following cities:

  • Ottawa (June 1)
  • Montreal (June 3)
  • Vancouver (June 5)
  • Victoria (June 7)
  • Halifax (June 2)
  • Winnipeg (June 5)
  • Toronto (June 6)
  • Whitehorse (June 8)

“Technology can level the educational playing field, creating far-reaching opportunities for all members of our society to develop their talents into skills that will drive innovation,” said Melissa Sariffodeen, CEO of CLC.