Code Youth


Code Youth's Board of Directors; Giselle

Giselle Leduc


Giselle has more than 30 years’ management experience in the not-for-profit sector within several different industries and fields. Her most rewarding work is within the education and employment sector helping people 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. Code Youth helps some of our most vulnerable youth gain access to life-changing choices.

Tamara Cherrez


Tamara is a business professional with more than 15 years of experience in Marketing, Sales, and Business Development for B2B and B2C industries, where she has implemented traditional and digital marketing strategies, pricing strategies, innovative customer service practices, and business analysis. She feels honoured to be part of this project and contribute her skills to achieve the dreams of the youth who participate in the Code Youth training program.

Lily DiGiacomo

Program Assistant

Lily DiGiacomo is an undergraduate student at Carleton University focusing on Commerce & Marketing with over 3+ years of marketing experience. She is a member of a top team of marketing students who create attractive and captivating social media posts for the Sprott Marketing Student’s Association based out of Carleton university. Lily will be using her social media talents at Code Youth as well as doing administrative duties. Lily has previously worked for a non-for-profit advocating for 2SLGBTQ+ right within education systems.

Hillary Farrell

WEBSITE DESIGNER – Canada Summer Job Program

Hillary is an enthusiastic software developer who recently graduated with a diploma in Software Development. With expertise in HTML, CSS, and JavaScript, she excels in creating visually appealing and user-friendly websites. Hillary is dedicated to her professional growth and actively seeks opportunities to improve her craft. She is excited to contribute her skills to meaningful projects, learn from experienced mentors, and make a positive impact.

Georgina Vincent


Georgina has 20+ years of growth from combined experiences as a College educator, Education coordinator, German radio host, Facilitator, Career Counsellor and Youth mentor across various sectors; she thrives on empowering Youth to discover their value, acknowledge their strengths, set goals and overcome barriers on their career journey to land where they need to be! She also has professional speaker experience at Youth Conferences and finds great joy in the successful outcomes of the Youth she inspires and assists to move forward, one step at a time.

Carter Gillis


Carter is a Junior Front-End Developer with skills in web design using HTML, CSS, Bootstrap, and JavaScript. He is also experienced with 3D modeling using programs such as AutoCAD, Revit, and Blender. His passion for software development started in high school where he learned Turing, AutoCAD, and a few other Autodesk programs such as Inventor and Revit. Carter initially joined Code Youth as a participant where he learned how to apply his skills and ideas into solving problems. He welcomes challenges and returned to Code Youth as a volunteer peer programmer and continues to enjoy working alongside other like-minded professionals as an Assistant to the Trainer.

Sammantha Preston


Sammantha is a front-end developer and a recent graduate with code-youth. She is proficient with HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. She enjoys designing visually appealing and intuitive websites that increase the accessibility of content to all types of learners. Her passion for education brought her back to assist future cohorts. Her goal is to understand the learning process of new developers.

Jennifer Spence


Jennifer Spence started her career in education as a certified primary-junior teacher and thereafter dedicated several years to raising her own children with learning challenges. In 2015, she decided on a career change and obtained a Bookkeeping Certificate from Algonquin College and then an Executive Business Administration Diploma from Willis College in 2020. Jennifer has been providing bookkeeping and administration services in the private and non-profit sectors since December 2015 and is excited to be part of a program that helps youth with barriers succeed and move forward in a meaningful career.

Website Designed by Hillary Farrell