Three organizations offered digital skills training for women and girls in 30 different communities during Canada’s National Learn to Code Day 2018


Canda Learn to Code Day 2018 Logo

Canda Learn to Code Day 2018 Logo

On September 22, 2018, Ladies Learning Code hosted Canada’s sixth annual National Learn to Code Day with the support of Accenture and Telus Digital. During this day, the organizers collaborated to provide hands-on digital skills workshops in 30 communities across the country. The program mostly focused on supporting women and girls, however, in past years it has also focused on training persons with disabilities and indigenous youths.

The 2018 National Learn to Code Day workshops were focused on building browser extensions with JavaScript. The training was offered in-person with both French and English-speaking instructors to answer questions from participants. For those who were not able to attend, the full training was recorded and is currently available online.

As explained by Melissa Sariffodeen, Canada Learning Code’s CEO, “The community of mentors and learners offers an empowering environment for women to learn the skills important for success in the 21st-century economy. Taking part in National Learn to Code Day is a great way to begin your digital journey to be able to understand and create, not just consume technology.”

Source: Canada Learning Code