Mission

Kids Code Jeunesse is a Canadian not for profit organization dedicated to empowering kids, teachers and parents with the skills we all need to thrive in a technology driven society.

Our mission is:

To provide educational resources and materials for teachers and community leaders. Our education material is created, and continues to grow, with the support of a team of Canadian computer scientists, professors and teachers who meet monthly as part of our Education Committee.

To provide volunteer support for teachers who want to bring computer programming to children in the classroom.

To inform and train teachers. We speak at conferences, host workshops and, in Fall 2016, we will begin our Teacher Training sessions.

To inform Canadian school boards, provincial Ministries of Education, Industry Canada, and the government institutions of the importance of teaching computer programming to children in schools.

To provide the necessary resources for parents and guardians to make sure their children can continue to learn to code outside the classroom. We host workshops and information sessions for families through events and festivals.

How We Started

Kids Code Jeunesse started in Montreal in June 2013, as an organization dedicated to introducing code to children and their educators in primary schools and in marginalized communities across Canada.

In Fall 2013, with the support of an amazing (growing) team of university students from Computer Science & Education departments, we were teaching in English and French schools in Montreal. Another team worked on building the curriculum, working with school boards, and doing a lot of media interviews.

We were all working as volunteers with a common goal – let’s get Canadian kids learning computer programming as part of their education.

We have continued to grow from strength to strength due to superb volunteers, corporations and individuals who support us from across the country…now let’s get more kids learning to code!