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

289 events since

8253 + total participants
since 2011

10 Upcoming




Introduction to Drupal

During this course on Drupal, we'll teach you how to build your own social network from the ground up!




Ladies Learning Code Instructor & Mentor Appreciation Night

Please join us for our first Lead Instructor & Mentor Appreciation Night!




Introduction to Ruby for 8-13 year old girls

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


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
Co-Executive Director

Melissa Sariffodeen
Co-Executive Director

Jennifer Gagnon
Manager, Partnerships & Sponsorships

Kathryn Barrett
Youth Program Lead

David Wolever
Technical Logistics Lead

Lindsay Fry
Toronto Chapter Co-Lead

Meredith Underell
Vancouver Chapter Co-Lead

Diane Huynh
Vancouver Chapter Co-Lead

Meghan Wagner
Vancouver Chapter Co-Lead

Caitlin Tuba
Vancouver Youth Chapter Lead

Rachel Aaron
Halifax Chapter Co-lead

Gab White
Halifax Chapter Co-lead

Kelly McGregor
London Chapter Lead

Brittany & Marli
Saskatoon Chapter Leads

Bree Emmerson
Edmonton Chapter Co-Lead

Dana DiTomaso
Edmonton Chapter Co-Lead

Eden Rohatensky
Regina Chapter Lead

Nicole LeBlanc
New Brunswick Chapter Lead

Michelle Simms
Newfoundland Chapter Lead

Erin O’Neil
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Meg Smith
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Nancy Naluz
Montreal Chapter Lead

Cassie Rhéaume
Montreal Chapter Co-lead

Christine Whone
Barrie Chapter Lead

Jessica Gilfillan
Barrie Chapter Youth Lead

Darcie Milliken
Calgary Chapter Lead

Ksenia Nadkina
Calgary Youth Chapter Lead

Jane Maguire
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Tiffany Tse
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Erin Athene
Victoria Chapter Lead

Christina Seargeant
Victoria Chapter Logistics

Linley Faulkner
Victoria Coordinator, Girls Learning Code

Amandah Wood
Kitchener/Waterloo Chapter Co-Lead

Michelle & Jessica
Winnipeg Chapter Leads

Heather Payne
Founder, Board of Directors Member

Julia MacPherson
Board of Directors Member

Breanna Hughes
Board of Directors Member

Ben Zifkin
Board of Directors Member

Justin LaFayette

Justin LaFayette
Board of Directors Member

Mallory Clyne
PR and Marketing Coordinator

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Meet some of our

& Mentors

1500 Awesome mentors
and counting
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Carolyn Marshall
Software Engineer

“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
Front-end Developer

“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

“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


“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
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

“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
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

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


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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