Channels
× Select City
×
×
×
Tech, Business, News

Girls Who Code is coming to Canada to close the gender gap in tech

F502f7908ba095fe2659859b7d60ec54?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Daily Hive Staff Nov 08, 2018 3:18 pm 135

A US-based non-profit organization that “works to close the gender gap in technology” has announced that it is planning to open up a Canadian chapter.

Known as Girls Who Code (GWC), the organization’s after-school clubs teach girls ages 13 to 18 a wide variety of computer science skills.

“We’re bringing our free Girls Who Code Clubs to Canada in partnership with Morgan Stanley,” the organization announced online.

Since launching in 2009, GWC said it has served over 90,000 girls in the US, and “we’re thrilled to expand to 100 Clubs across Canada in 2019.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Girls Who Code (@girlswhocode) on

In its announcement, the organization said that in many ways, Canada has “led efforts” to close the gender gap in tech.

“We hope that our programming will build on homegrown solutions, and specifically demonstrate the potential impact of targeting girls earlier in the pipeline with gender-specific programming at the grassroots level,” they added.

Schools, libraries, universities, and other non-profit organizations can apply now to start a free Club in Canada

In 2016, BC added computer coding to the public school system, as part of new, province-wide curriculum.

See also
Dh newsletter logo

Get direct access to our top weekly content, contests, and perks.


F502f7908ba095fe2659859b7d60ec54?s=96&d=mm&r=g
Daily Hive Staff
Launched on June 1, 2016, Daily Hive is the evolution of Vancity Buzz and is now in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal.
© 2018 Buzz Connected Media Inc.