Our Mission and Values

Our Mission and Values

Our Mission

Code Youth’s mission is to support at-risk and underserved youth between the ages of 17-24 in finding employment solutions, especially youth who have dropped out of high school. We will provide entry level coding training and the tools necessary to find meaningful entry level employment in the IT sector.

Our Vision

A world where youth who have not completed high school will have a second chance at acquiring relevant skills and an opportunity to improve their quality of life by building a rewarding career in technology.

How we will achieve our vision

The growing number of IT jobs in Ontario presents an invaluable opportunity for today’s youth. At Code Youth, we aim to provide youth 17 – 24 with a free hybrid (In-Person and Online) training program that will allow them to qualify for entry-level positions in Ottawa’s technology sector. To ensure that our participants receive quality training, we’re committed to developing a comprehensive program, and we are gathering inputs from young people, youth-serving organizations, and tech companies.

Our Values

Equality Statement

Code Youth strives to maintain an inclusive working and learning environment. We value diversity and believe in treating everyone with respect. We welcome people of all backgrounds and strive to provide all program participants with an opportunity to succeed.


Code Youth upholds a high standard of integrity. As such, we strive for transparency and honesty in all our operations.

Creating and Driving Change 

Code Youth teaches code, not only as a valuable skill, but as a channel to cultivate creativity and individual interests. We hope to inspire our students with the confidence needed to drive change, both in their professional and personal lives.

Best Practices in Teaching and Learning 

Code Youth is committed to developing an innovative learning system that accommodates the needs of every learner. To design our program, we have gathered input from educators, industry professionals, and students alike. We carefully consider all suggestions to better support our participants.

Good Stewardship 

Code Youth believes in treating both natural and human resources with care and respect. Our stewardship extends beyond our day-to-day operations; from the gifts in kind we are given to the donations we receive.

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