Girls Learning Code programs are designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world

Workshops, camps and after school programs cover a variety of topics from HTML & CSS and Ruby to image editing and blog creation, to 3D printing to hardware hacking with arduinos and more. We maintain a 4:1 ratio of youth to instructors at these workshops and focus on selecting volunteers who will serve as especially effective role models for the young women.

156 events since
March 2012

7 571 + total
participants

1 581 + total
mentors

30 Upcoming
events

Upcoming
Events

Victoria

May
27

Girls Learning Code Programming with Ruby (Parent/Child) for girls ages 8-13

Computers don't really understand English... So how do we communicate with them? Through programming, of course!

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Toronto

May
27

Data Insights with Python for Beginners for Teen Girls ages 13 to 17

Python has a wide variety of uses from creating web applications to hardware programming to data analysis and scientific computing.

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Montreal

May
27

La création d’un site web | Introduction au HTML & CSS pour les filles âgées de 13 à 17 ans (en français)

Les filles d'âge adolescent peuvent apprendre à coder chez Teen Club!

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Programs for Girls

We are proud to offer Girls Learning Code programs in a variety of accessible formats


Workshops

At our project-based workshops, girls and boys learn how technology can be leveraged as a creative tool to change the world.

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Our all-day and half-day workshops are designed to help girls see technology in a whole new light – as a medium for self-expression, and as a means for changing the world.

With a focus on hands-on, project-based learning in a social and collaborative environment, girls will work individually and with one another to become builders - not just consumers - of technology.

At every workshop we have a 4:1 students to mentor ratio (or better!) which means there are lots of inspiring women and men to work closely with the girls to ensure everyone is on track, answering questions and providing support.

Some of our past workshops for girls include:

  • HTML & CSS
  • Graphic Design
  • Game Design and Development
  • Creative Coding with Processing
  • Inventions with MaKey MaKey
  • Digital Drawing
  • Sound Design
  • Robotics with Arduino
  • 3D Printing
  • Programming with Ruby
  • and more!
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    Camps

    Week-long full-day March Break and Summer camps designed for girls and boys between the ages of 8 and 13 who want to become builders and makers of technology (in Toronto and Vancouver).

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    In 2015, we’re offering one week of March Break camp in Toronto and one in Vancouver and Summer camps in Toronto - three weeks in July and three weeks in August.

    Week-long camps centred around learning how to become builders and makers, not just consumers, of technology with themes like Entrepreneurship, Webmakers, Gamemakers, Digital Journalism, Wearable Tech, Graphic Design and more!

    Camps run from 9am-4pm, with before and after care available from 8am-9am and 4pm-6pm.

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    Code Mobile

    Code Mobile programs inspire and educate Canadian girls and boys to become passionate builders -- not just consumers of technology. Think: a computer lab on wheels (Canada’s first coding truck) where we'll come to you to introduce kids to the power of code.

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    Think: a computer lab on wheels (Canada’s first coding truck) where we'll come to you to introduce kids to the power of code.

    Whether it's for after school programs, in-class sessions, birthday parties or appearances at your community festival or event, the Code Mobile is available upon request.

    Learn more about the Code Mobile

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    Sponsors

    At Girls Learning Code, we’re really grateful to the companies and organizations who appreciate what we’re doing and go out of their way to support us. They help to make what we do possible. Thank you to our wonderful title sponsor FOSSter, our awesome Silver-level sponsor, Usability Matters, and our community partners!

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    We are pleased to partner with TELUS on our shared goal of digital literacy for women and youth.
    telus.com

    Youth Initiatives Partner

    Georgian Partners Scholarship Fund

    Girls Learning Code Day

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