Code Youth Canada was founded in Ottawa, Ontario on July 6, 2017 by Mona Forrest. As a long-time foster mother, Mona frequently witnesses the distress and financial instability of today’s youth. Her experiences moved her to create Code Youth.
As an organization that will serve underserved Ottawa youth (aged 17-24), Code Youth has already begun to engage with its community. With help from summer project members, volunteers, youth-serving organizations, and technology companies, Code Youth has developed a strong media presence, formed relationships to support Ottawa’s youth, and conducted multiple studies to better understand the challenges that today’s youth face. Every member of Code Youth’s team is passionate about supporting youth in overcoming barriers to employment.
Explore this section to learn more about the people working behind Code Youth.