Looking for a way to bring code to the kids in your community? Whether you're a librarian, educator, parent or someone simply passionate about digital literacy, check out what Code Club Canada has to offer!
A project with Kids Code Jeunesse, Code Club Canada is a network of volunteers and educators who run free, extra-curricular coding clubs for children in local venues in every province across the country. Code Club Canada has over 135 clubs, with projects translated in 28 different languages. These projects give kids between 8 and 12 years old the opportunity to learn programs like Scratch, HTML and Python in a collaborative and creative environment. With resources accessible to anyone, kids can code their animations, create webpages using HTML or use Python to develop their own games. You can access these projects at codeclubprojects.org.
To find out how you could volunteer at a Code Club, how to host an event or how to bring Code Club into your community, Visit our new website at codeclub.ca to access all of our free resources. By volunteering your time teaching young children how to code, you will also play an important role in helping children develop skills in computational thinking, problem solving, planning, design, and collaboration.
Best of all, you don’t even need any coding experience to volunteer!
Code Club Canada officially opened its doors in Montreal on September 17th, 2017 at Benny Fab in Benny Library. The launch gave kids and parents chance to explore projects, demo different pieces of hardware, talk to volunteers.
Do you want to start a Code Club in your community? Visit codeclub.ca to get started!