about us

our mission

We are a Canadian not for profit organization dedicated to empowering children and educators, with a particular focus on girls and children from disadvantaged groups, with the skills we all need to thrive in a technology driven society. By bringing digital learning experiences into the classroom and in communities, we teach Canadians how to be better thinkers and better creators in a digital world.

Our Team



KATE ARTHUR

Founder & Executive Director


JULIET WATERS

Senior Director,
Education


INDRA KUBICEK

Senior Director, Finance & Operations


Mavis Dixon

Services Director


Mélanie Rizk

Director,
Business Development


MIKE DEUTSCH

Director,
Education Development


Jennifer Basso

Services Manager,
Eastern Region


Akhila Wolfe

Services Manager,
Western Region


DANNIELLE DYSON

Project Manager,
Education


YASMIN AHMAD

Project Manager,
Education


BRY LEBLANC

Communications & Brand Manager


MATTHEW GRIFFIN

Operations Manager


CHRISTELLE AOUN

Office Manager


BENJAMIN LILLE

Education Development Manager



ANDREW MCDONALD

Education Outreach Manager


JAMES PATTERSON

Finance Manager


KRISTIN FEDORAK

Impact & Evaluation Strategist / Sponsorships


KENNETH DYSON

Data Analyst



LUCIE LUNEAU

Communications Coordinator


ROSS HODESS

Lead Coordinator,
Code Club Canada


CLAIRE LECKER

Graphic Designer


ABHI VAIR

Web Developer and Instructor,
Toronto


MAYRA GONDIM

Community Developer,
British Columbia


MADDIE CUGNO

Community Developer & Instructor,
Toronto


LING ZHANG

Regional Coordinator & Lead Instructor,
Edmonton


EMILY MASON

Community Developer,
New Brunswick


ERICA HOISS

Community Developer,
Manitoba


JAMES PERKINS

Community Developer,
Saskatchewan


JENNIFER WHITTAKER

Community Developer,
Prince Edward Island


JIM BLACK

Community Developer,
Newfoundland & Labrador


KIMBERLEY VIRCOE

Community Developer,
Alberta


MEGGIE CARRIER

Lead Instructor


BERNAT FERRAGUT

Lead Instructor,
Quebec Regions



JEAN-DENIS THÉRIAULT

Lead Instructor,
Quebec Regions


Sam Joshva Baskar Jesudasan

Community Developer & Instructor,
Vancouver British Columbia

Board of Directors


MAHALIA VERNA

Manager,
Marketing and Communications
Agence Ometz


DON MELVILLE

Faculty Member,
Strategy & Organization
McGill Universitty - Desautels


FRANCES ARTHUR

Senior Director,
Recruitment - Americas
SNC-Lavalin


ANGELO GALLO

GRC Security Consultant


NOAH REDLER

Founder,
Arche Innovation

Advisory Board

The KCJ Advisory Board is established to help strengthen KCJ by providing expertise in Education and Industry, as well as a Youth representative. We look for advisors who are committed and passionate about children’s education in Canada.


PAUL GAGNON

Legal Counsel,
Element AI


MARGARIDA ROMERO

Associate Professor,
Universite Laval & Cote d'Azur


HUGO LAROCHELLE

Research Scientist,
Google


JANVI PATEL

Student,
Health Science at Marianopolis


ALAN MACINTOSH

Partner,
Real Ventures


ANN LOUISE DAVIDSON

Associate Professor,
Concordia University


PHIL TELIO

CEO,
Founder of Startupfest


Yannis Mallat

CEO,
Ubisoft Canadian Studios