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

27 Upcoming
events

Upcoming
Events

Toronto

August
6

Intro to HTML & CSS

If you are looking to get your feet wet when it comes to programming, then this is the workshop for you!

Register

Toronto

August
9

Introduction to Drupal

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

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Edmonton

August
13

Code & Coffee

Want to continue working on project you built at a workshop? Have a project of your own you need some help and inspiration to complete?

Register

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
Youth Program Director

Melissa Crnic
@melissacrnic
Operations & Expansions

Nicole Belanger
@nskbelanger
Sponsorship & Partnerships

David Wolever
@wolever
Technical Logistics Lead

Kathryn Barrett
@kat_barrett
Youth Program Lead

Amanda McCusker
@amandamccusker
Youth Program Coordinator

Meredith Underell
@MeredithU
Vancouver Chapter Lead

Rachel Aaron
@rmaaron
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

Nancy Naluz
@nancynaluz
Montreal Chapter Lead

Erin Athene
@erinathene
Victoria Chapter Lead

Christine Whone
@christinewhone
Barrie Chapter Lead

Caroline Cliche
@ClicheCaroline
Chapter Coordinator

Cassie Rhéaume
@cassierheaume
Technical Translator

Mallory Clyne
@malclyne
PR and Marketing Coordinator

Jane Maguire
@jane_maguire
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Tiffany Tse
@tiffany_tse
Ottawa Chapter Co-Lead

Meg Smith
@megthesmith
Hamilton Chapter Co-Lead

Gab White
@gabwhite
Halifax Chapter Co-lead

Jennifer Gagnon
@JennGagnon
Fundraising Coordinator

Jessica Gilfillan
@jessicaanngilly
Barrie Chapter Youth Lead

Ben Zifkin
Board of Directors Member

Julia MacPherson
Board of Directors Member

Ruth Buder
@RuthlessPR
Toronto Chapter Co-Lead

Lindsay Fry
@sayfry
Toronto Chapter Co-Lead

Want to Join the Team?
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Meet some of our

Instructors
& Mentors

1500 Awesome mentors
and counting
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Peter Newhook

Peter Newhook
@p337er
Consultant
Infusion

“Women are going to look at problems differently than men will, and come up with different solutions. As an industry we need more well trained women writing code.”

Kitty Shum
@kitty_shum
Senior Product Manager
Xtreme Labs

“After working in a male-dominated environment for years, I would love to encourage more ladies into this field. I still recall being able to count the number of girls with one hand for one of my 4th year Computer Science course. Coding and working with technology is not a scary thing, I want to help change that perception. I love technology and love what I do everyday! I want to share that passion with others and support a great community/organization.”

Wes Bos
@wesbos
Independent Web Developer
BosType

“All of the best things in my life are because of the community that surrounds them. With a group of people that are passionate about a certain topic, it fosters a community that allows for learning, sharing of knowledge and growth. I believe that sharing what you know with others is one of the best way to not only improve the community but also improve upon your skills. ”

Pearl Chen
@PearlChen
Technologist + Educator

“For my entire professional career (especially while freelancing as a web developer), I have never found myself working with another professional female developer (except once when I was involved in the hiring process). So…where are you, ladies? What scared you off? I hope Ladies Learning Code will help me answer this.”

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!

25 Sponsors &
Community Partners
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