200 new Code Clubs in Quebec’s public libraries

Amazing news for the next techno-creative generation: new recreational activities will soon be available in Quebec’s libraries!

On May 25, we were alongside Kids Code Jeunesse and the Quebec Minister of Economy and Innovation to announce the roll out of the Code Club program in Quebec.

With this project, 200 Code Clubs will be implemented in public libraries by 2021, thanks to a combined investment of $350 000.

Made to support digital skills development, these free coding clubs will allow young people aged 8 to 12 years old to discover programming.

“I think digital skills must be available and inclusive to all. Education and diversity are at the core of our country’s strength. By integrating the Code clubs concept in more than 200 public spaces throughout Quebec, we can encourage more than 8,000 kids to innovate in the technology field, all while diversifying tomorrow’s workforce,” stated Kate Arthur, CEO of Kids Code Jeunesse.

“With our Ubisoft Education program, we aspire to do our part to prepare Quebec’s youth for the jobs of the future. That’s why we’ve committed to investing $150,000 to implement Code Clubs throughout Quebec by 2021. With these clubs, we invest firstly in our children’s future but also in the socio-economic future of the entire region of Quebec,” said Yannis Mallat, Ubisoft Canada’s CEO.
“Learning to code is an additional argument for parents who dream of getting their children to visit the library!”

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, the Honorable Mr. Duclos, also attended the event in support to Kids Code Jeunesse’s mission: “Youth is the future of our country and we are making great efforts to ensure that they have all the skills they need to thrive. We are among the brightest young people here in Quebec City and we will continue to help them build their future.”

Currently, there are 730 Kids Code Jeunesse clubs across all of Canada and a hundred in Quebec only, where the organization is active since 2013. It will be a pleasure to see these Code Clubs flourish across all of Quebec.

Learn more about Kids Code Jeunesse and the Code Clubs.

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