Code Youth Canada was founded and incorporated as a not-profit organization 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 experience moved her to create Code Youth.
Code Youth engaged with the community, summer project members, volunteers, youth-serving organizations and technology companies to develop a strong social media presence, form relationships to support Ottawa’s youth, and conduct 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.