Today, the Canadian Government announced CanCode, a $50-million federal program that gives students from kindergarten to grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.
We are proud to receive CanCode funding to develop Kid Tech Nation!
In partnership with Corus Entertainment and Canada Learning Code, Kid Tech Nation is a foundational learning program that provides 7- to 12-year-olds with opportunities to exercise their imaginative and artistic skills. Participants will create animations, art, games, and music while developing computational thinking, coding, and communication skills in a fun, beginner-friendly, and collaborative environment.
20 Clubs will be selected to pilot the program over the next year.
“Coding is the next big job. Industries ranging from automotive and agri-food to the life sciences and clean technology need coders, given their increasingly digital nature. That’s why our government is equipping Canadian youth with the digital skills they need for the jobs of the future. By teaching kids to code today, we’re positioning Canada for future success across all industries and sectors.”
– The Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development
Thanks to the federal government’s investment in Kid Tech Nation at Boys and Girls Clubs, more young Canadians will be equipped with the in-demand digital literacy and problem-solving skills required by today’s employers.