We are drawn together as a community of practice, a community of education partners who are convinced that the surest way to achieve lasting peace and prosperity is to build a world in which all people — girls and boys, women and men — can get an education and lead healthy, productive lives. One where every person can earn a living wage, have a voice in their community, and leave a better planet for future generations.
“Education is the golden key that makes the wonders of the world accessible to all.”
“People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou
“It is not easy to hold a meeting with yourself and come out with a proper decision.” -Ama Ata Aidoo
“Earth is the cradle of the mind, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.” -Konstantin Tsiolkovsky
“Ser feliz sem motivo é a mais autêntica forma de felicidade.” -Carlos Drummond de Andrade
"Life is bliss"
“When I speak, I am only repeating what I already know. When I listen, I can learn something new.” -The Dalai Lama
"Kindness is love in action."
“I'm always ready to learn, although I do not always like being taught.” -Winston Churchill
“We cannot all do great things but we can do small things with love.” -Mother Teresa
“Once I could read, I was free.”
Chair, Jacques Bérubé, Coquitlam, BC
Past-Chair, Timothy Hynes, Antigonish, NS
Treasurer, Bruce Montador, Ottawa, ON
Robert Bracey, Toronto, ON
Geoff Burt, Brussels, Belgium
Richard Crabbe, Burke, VA, USA
Lynne Dean, Nassau, Bahamas
Violaine DesRosiers, Montreal, QC
Rosamaria Durand, Ottawa, ON
William Forward, Toronto, ON
Jeremy Miller, Toronto, ON
Sharla Paraskevopoulos, Toronto, ON
Wendy Saul, St. Louis, MO, USA
"CODE Ambassadors" is a panel of distinguished Canadians who care about international education and support our long term success in delivering quality literacy programs to children. Under the patronage of the Governor-General, these outstanding citizens help open doors and guide our work.
Chair, Peter Mansbridge - Peter Mansbridge is the award-winning Chief Correspondent of CBC News and the anchor of The National. He has covered the biggest stories of our times, interviewed world leaders and hosted the program from across Canada and around the world.
Robert Bateman - Robert Bateman is a well known Canadian philanthropist, naturalist and accomplished artist. Formerly a teacher in Nigeria, Mr. Bateman has a deep connection with Africa and education.
Avie Bennett - Avie Bennett is an entrepreneur involved in the publishing industry, an active philanthropist and a recipient of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honour.
Valerie Hussey - Valerie Hussey became a Canadian publisher of books for children after having worked in educational publishing in New York. In 1996, through CODE, she worked with Kenyan publishers and participated in the launch of Kitabu House, Kenya Children's Book Project, in Nairobi. Valerie received the Order of Canada for her work in publishing and philanthropy.
Karen Kain, C.C., LL.D., D.Litt., O.Ont.- Karen Kain is an internationally acclaimed dancer, a former chair of the Canada Council for the Arts, and currently the Artistic Director of the National Ballet of Canada. She received the Order of Canada in 1976.
Anton Kuerti - Anton Kuerti is one of the world’s top classical pianists, an active philanthropist, and Officer of the Order of Canada and the recipient of several honourary doctorates.
Anna Porter - Anna Porter has been one of Canada’s most respected book publishers for 30 years.