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Science North gets $2M to teach computer coding skills

Tuesday, February 06, 2018 9:32 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

The Government of Canada is investing in Science North to engage youth in Northern Ontario schools and First Nations communities in coding and programming.

The investment is being allocated through CanCode, a federal program that gives students from kindergarten to Grade 12 the opportunity to learn coding and other digital skills. The funding will also provide thousands of Canadian teachers with the tools needed to educate Canadian youth on these skills.

“We are very happy to receive this funding from the ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development through the CanCode program, to allow Science North the opportunity to bring hands-on science to more youth across Northern Ontario. Science North has a mandate to serve all of Northern Ontario, a significant geographic area, from Mattawa to the Manitoba border. Funding like this is essential to our success in serving the North.” – Guy Labine, Science North CEO

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The CASC office is situated in Robinson Huron Treaty territory and the land on which we learn and live is the traditional territory of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek.

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