Canadian CanCode program hands out $12.4 million

Canadian CanCode program has provided $12.4 million to 21 different organizations.

The Canadian government’s CanCode program is providing 21 different organizations with a collective $12.4 million – this is in addition to 6 other organizations which have received funding from the program earlier this year.

The $110 million federal CanCode program supports digital skills learning opportunities for children from kindergarten age to grade 12. The digital skills learning for children includes such subjects as coding, data analytics, digital content development and artificial intelligence.

Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science, and Economic Development, said: “Young Canadians are the leaders of tomorrow and will drive our economic success for years to come.

“By investing in resources that teach them digital skills and making higher education more affordable, our government is helping them transition successfully from classrooms to research labs, shop floors or boardrooms.”

Some of the organizations receiving funding include:

  • Pinnguaq Association: a non-profit based in the Nunavut hamlet of Pangnirtung
  • Black Boys Code: empowering and preparing young men of colour to succeed in the innovation economy.

Throughout 2019, a total of 27 projects from across Canada, including the 21 recently announced projects, have received funding from the CanCode program.

The Canadian government has also announced CanCode funding for: