OUR TEAM

Our Team

Giselle Leduc

Giselle Leduc

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Giselle has more than 30 years’ management experience in the not-for-profit sector within several different industries and fields. Her most rewarding work has been within the education and employment sector helping students from all walks of life. Several years of experience as a teacher, coop placement officer, program manager, and executive director in education and employment has given her the skills to help many brilliant people who face barriers find their passion and achieve their goals. Giselle is confident that Code Youth will help some of our most vulnerable youth gain access to life-changing choices.

Sydney Riddiford

Sydney Riddiford

PROGRAM ASSISTANT

While finishing her first degree to get a “big kid job”, Sydney Riddiford worked in every position imaginable. She happily walked away from that world and is now pursuing her dream career in Interior Design. Understanding the pressure that young people feel when it comes to gaining employment, she believes that Code Youth can offer the perfect combination of support, training, and opportunity to renew hope in it’s passionate participants and allow them to do the same. Although she can’t directly help the participants with their coding skills, Sydney likes to spark creativity and excitement in applicants and volunteers through various media platforms. Aligned with Code Youth’s core values of equality, transparency, and good stewardship, both at work and in her personal life, Sydney believes Code Youth can help young people move forward for the better. 

Munira Mohamed

Munira Mohamed

VOCATIONAL COUNSELLOR

Munira Mohamed has worked with adults and youth with disabilities for over 4 years. She completed a Developmental Services Worker diploma at Algonquin College and is currently completing an undergraduate degree in Disability Studies at Ryerson University. Munira is a big advocate for equality in Canada no matter the person’s ability and likes to help others realize their strengths within themselves. She has previous experience working with racialized individuals in underprivileged neighbourhoods; helping them get jobs and access needed services. She enjoys working for Code Youth because she wants to help underprivileged youth get an opportunity to prosper seeing she can relate to many of the social issues they face in life. She wants to be that person that helps them get one step closer to their dreams.

Jannat Kaur Singh

Jannat Kaur Singh

TECHNICAL TRAINER

Jannat Kaur Singh was first introduced to the web through “Purple Moon”, the first RPG for girls at the time. Currently she creates, codes and writes.  Jannat is a Coding Bootcamp instructor and has taught over 4,000 students from ages 10 to 40+ how to code since 2014 (both online and offline). She is a Fullstack JavaScript, game and VR developer with a passion for Tech-ED and meta learning (learning about learning and how to learn better).

Jennifer Spence

Jennifer Spence

BOOKKEEPER

Jennifer Spence

Our Volunteers

Lee-Ann O’Neill

Lee-Ann O’Neill

ADMINISTRATIVE RESEARCH VOLUNTEER

Lee-Ann O’Neill is an educator with over 15 years of teaching experience in both public and private schools. Over the years, she has become increasingly interested in the groups of students for whom the traditional school setting has not worked. There are many paths to education and when Lee-Ann came across Code Youth, she was happy to help assist with their endeavours. Having moved to Ottawa in recent years, Lee-Ann desired to engage in her new community and put her skills to good use.  Working behind the scenes, she is currently researching employment, co-op and intern opportunities for Code Youth graduates. 

Past Team Members