Women make up 50% of the Canadian workforce but less than 25% of STEM jobs
Computing is where the jobs are — and where they will be in the future — but women and girls are being left behind. While interest in computer science declines over time, the biggest drop-off happens during a girl’s teenage years. By college, women make up fewer than one-third of STEM degrees in Canada.
Girls Who Code is changing that
Since 2012, Girls Who Code has reached more than 90,000 girls across the United States. Our programs empower girls with the confidence, support, network, and technical skills they need to change the world.
The results are striking: Girl Who Code’s college-aged alumni are majoring in computer science and related fields at a rate of 15 times the U.S. national average.
Our Clubs lead the way
Girls Who Code Clubs are free after-school programs designed for girls with a wide range of computer science skills between the ages of 13 and 18 years old. In Clubs, girls engage in fun and simple online coding tutorials, build community through interactive activities, learn about inspiring role models in tech, and work together to design solutions to real-world problems facing their communities.
Start a free Club today
Schools, libraries, universities, faith-based organizations and other non-profits can apply now to start a free Girls Who Code Club in Canada. Clubs are led by volunteer Facilitators; many have NO technical experience.