We’re a Canada-wide not-for-profit group working to empower everyone to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social, collaborative way.

Today we have chapters across Canada, thriving youth programs called Girls Learning Code and Kids Learning Code and a permanent workshop space at The Lab in Toronto. Oh, and we’re just getting started. Want to get involved? Contact us.

18 cites
nationwide

289 events since
2011

8253 + total participants
since 2011

29 Upcoming
events

Upcoming
Events

Toronto

September
13

WordPress for Beginners

On this day, you will learn the basics of WordPress and how to edit and customize a theme to make it your own! Join us!

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Toronto

September
18

CSS Fundamentals for Beginners

In this workshop, we’ll dive deeper into the fundamentals of CSS and learn how to give your web pages that extra flair!

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Barrie

September
27

National Learn to Code Day: Intro to HTML & CSS Building a Multi-Page Website

Join us on National Learn to Code day across Canada and build a beautiful one page website with HTML & CSS.

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Workshop Style

Hands-on, project-based learning
Learn from industry-leading professionals
A small ratio of students to instructors
A social and collaborative learning environment

The Team

Laura Plant
@lauralynplant
Co-Executive Director

Melissa Crnic
@melissacrnic
Co-Executive Director

Jennifer Gagnon
@JennGagnon
Manager, Partnerships & Sponsorships

Amanda McCusker
@amandamccusker
Youth Program Lead

Kathryn Barrett
@kat_barrett
Youth Program Lead

David Wolever
@wolever
Technical Logistics Lead

Lindsay Fry
@sayfry
Toronto Chapter Co-Lead

Ruth Buder
@RuthlessPR
Toronto Chapter Co-Lead

Meredith Underell
@MeredithU
Vancouver Chapter Lead

Caitlin Tuba
@dinosaurtuba
Vancouver Youth Chapter Lead

Rachel Aaron
@rmaaron
Halifax Chapter Co-lead

Gab White
@gabwhite
Halifax Chapter Co-lead

Kelly McGregor
@kamcgregor
London Chapter Lead

Kylie & Darcie
@chicgeekyyc
Calgary Chapter Leads

Brittany & Marli
Saskatoon Chapter Leads

Bree Emmerson
@BE3Designs
Edmonton Chapter Lead

Eden Rohatensky
@edenthecat
Regina Chapter Lead

Nicole LeBlanc
@NeLeBlanc
New Brunswick Chapter Lead

Michelle Simms
Newfoundland Chapter Lead

Erin O’Neil
@erinlauraoneil
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Meg Smith
@megthesmith
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Nancy Naluz
@nancynaluz
Montreal Chapter Lead

Cassie Rhéaume
@cassierheaume
Technical Translator

Christine Whone
@christinewhone
Barrie Chapter Lead

Jessica Gilfillan
@jessicaanngilly
Barrie Chapter Youth Lead

Jane Maguire
@jane_maguire
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Tiffany Tse
@tiffany_tse
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Erin Athene
@erinathene
Victoria Chapter Lead

Michelle & Jessica
@FemalesInTech
Winnipeg Chapter Leads

Heather Payne
@heatherpayne
Founder, Board of Directors Member

Julia MacPherson
Board of Directors Member

Breanna Hughes
@unbrelievable
Board of Directors Member

Ben Zifkin
Board of Directors Member

Mallory Clyne
@malclyne
PR and Marketing Coordinator

Want to Join the Team?
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Meet some of our

Instructors
& Mentors

1500 Awesome mentors
and counting
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Carolyn Marshall
@karolijn
Software Engineer
Google

“I've always loved technology but didn't see it as a career option until I was on what I considered to be a more 'accessible' career path. I quit my job, went back to school, and have been loving IT ever since! I know first-hand that women and girls will only pursue tech as a skill, hobby, or career if they are exposed to it and encouraged. I love helping girls and women of any age realize that they are not only capable of learning to code, but they can be awesome at it! It doesn't hurt that it's a ton of fun too.”

Ryan Christiani
@Rchristiani
Front-end Developer
3magine

“I graduated with a degree in illustration a while ago, and right out decided I wanted to work on the web. I want to get involved with Ladies Learning Code because I only wish when I was starting out there was something like this around. A large community coming together to teach and learn sounds pretty awesome. I want to be a part of it in some way.”

Jeff Andersen
@jeffandersen
Developer
GoInstant

“Working at a local technology company I’ve seen first hand how dominated the industry is by males and want to see that change.”

Angelina Fabbro
@angelinamagnum

Mozilla

“Because I was told for years, in so many ways, to not learn to code by many insecure people who in the end weren’t looking out for me, but for themselves. It was shitty. I’ve seen a lot of other women go through this, and I want to be the person that explains to them that they should do whatever they want, that it’s not hard to start coding, and let people see for themselves just what they are capable of.”

Alex Ruaux
@molecularcode
Freelance Web Designer and Developer

“Having been fortunate in the inspiring and supportive people who have helped me get to where I am today, I value the importance of quality face-to-face mentoring and am passionate about helping others experience new things and learn new skills. I also feel strongly that the best way to change the perception of 'coding' as a boring, nerdy and male-only domain is to help open people's eyes to what a wonderful and empowering skill it really is. I'm also passionate about 3D Printing and love spending time tinkering with it at home.”

Rosemary Sanchez
@rrrosemaryyy

“As a female developer, I feel it is important to make programming an accessible, positive experience for those wanting to learn. Being able to support other females is especially important to me as I want them to feel as empowered as their male counterparts, as both genders can contribute a lot to this industry. It's also a great medium for expression, learning, and building.”

Jeff Jones
@thewiredserf
Freelance User Experience Designer

“I’m passionate about being creative and being able to work with people to “make cool stuff”, so having an opportunity to teach some of the ways of doing these things to the general public feels great. I’ve taught Front-End Web development in various capacities (and varied topics) at the college level and I love the concept of Ladies Learning Code opening things up to anybody who wants to learn to code a little or see if it is something that will interest them moving forward. So now that I have a little one, I’m more aware of how important it is going to be to make concepts like coding and being creative with tech fun, interesting and inclusive to generations growing up in the middle of all of this tech”

Tammy Lee
@tammalee

“I'm passionate about advocating women in STEM occupations! I'm also a huge advocate of digital literacy and volunteer on the SMBYEG commitee.”

Sponsors

At Ladies 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 awesome Gold- and Silver-level sponsors, and our community partners!

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