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International Development WeekFeb 06, 2017It’s #IDW2017! Time to reflect on why education is so vital and how we must work harder to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity — and the right — to learn. From Feb 5-11 celebrate Canada's contributions to int'l development & encourage all......read full article...
Choir! Choir! Choir! Sings CODE’s PraisesDec 21, 2016CODE is honoured to have recently been selected as a charity of choice by popular singing group Choir! Choir! Choir!. Newlyweds Mandy and Bryan are long-time members of the Toronto-based group and were recently asked by the choir's co-founders to select......read full article...
From Shipping to Creating and Sharing BooksDec 13, 2016For nearly 30 years, CODE and the International Book Bank (IBB) have worked together to get high-quality North American reading materials into the hands of teachers, librarians and young people in low-income countries. ...read full article...
2016 International Assistance ReviewDec 06, 2016Today, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) released their “What We Heard” report on the 2016 International Assistance Review Consultations. Highlighted on the issues of education and skills development, participants suggested that GAC should: ...read full article...
Meet long-time CODE Volunteer, Dr. Alison PreeceDec 05, 2016On this International Volunteer Day we’d like to tip our hats to the legion of expert volunteers who work with CODE throughout the year to help deliver our UNESCO award-winning literacy programming in Africa, the Caribbean, and in Canada. ...read full article...
PM Trudeau visits CODE Reading Liberia SchoolNov 30, 2016Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Slipway Primary School in Monrovia where CODE and its Liberian partner, the WE-CARE Foundation, work to support professional development in the teaching of reading and writing as part of its Reading Liberia 20-20......read full article...
2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature CeremonyOct 24, 2016Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. The sun-filled, glass atrium of the Veteran’s Memorial Tipi at the First Nations University of Canada Regina campus provided a......read full article...
Launch of World Class Literacy and Education Program in GhanaOct 21, 2016Asanko Gold and CODE’s partner in Ghana, the Ghana Book Trust, launch world class literacy and education program to the Ashanti Region of Ghana....read full article...
CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature Winners AnnouncedOct 13, 2016At a morning ceremony held at First Nations University of Canada in Regina and hosted by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and CTV’s Nelson Bird, CODE proudly announced the winners of its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
CODE and the Children’s Book ProjectOct 12, 201625 Years Later - An Enduring Part of Tanzania’s Literacy Landscape. For post-independence, 1960’s Tanzania, prioritizing education was key to its transformation into a free and democratic country. ...read full article...
Collaboration, vision and persistencyOct 11, 2016Mozambique: “Collaboration, vision and persistency” Keys to success behind CODE’s 25 year-partnership with UNESCO award-winning Associação Progresso. The state of education in Mozambique has changed significantly over the last 25 years. ...read full article...
Canadian launch of GEM ReportOct 07, 2016CODE is honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Global Affairs Canada to co-host the Canadian launch of the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report on Friday, Oct 28 at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa. ...read full article...
Winners of the 2016 Burt Award for African Literature in Kenya honouredOct 03, 2016“I am so happy and grateful! I intend to support reading by donating these books to schools, of course beginning with my former school.” —Nicholas Kamau, alias Goro wa Kamau, 1st place winner....read full article...
Winners of the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana honouredOct 03, 2016Rattling in the Closet, Red Spectacles Knows and The Step Monster represent the diverse range of winning titles at the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana....read full article...
Reading Kenya Teacher CertificationSep 26, 2016CODE and its partner in Kenya - the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) have been very busy lately. On Friday, September 16th they awarded Reading Kenya child-centred training certificates to a second cohort of 9 trainers and 150 teachers. ...read full article...

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International Development WeekFeb 06, 2017It’s #IDW2017! Time to reflect on why education is so vital and how we must work harder to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity — and the right — to learn. From Feb 5-11 celebrate Canada's contributions to int'l development & encourage all......read full article...
Choir! Choir! Choir! Sings CODE’s PraisesDec 21, 2016CODE is honoured to have recently been selected as a charity of choice by popular singing group Choir! Choir! Choir!. Newlyweds Mandy and Bryan are long-time members of the Toronto-based group and were recently asked by the choir's co-founders to select......read full article...
From Shipping to Creating and Sharing BooksDec 13, 2016For nearly 30 years, CODE and the International Book Bank (IBB) have worked together to get high-quality North American reading materials into the hands of teachers, librarians and young people in low-income countries. ...read full article...
2016 International Assistance ReviewDec 06, 2016Today, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) released their “What We Heard” report on the 2016 International Assistance Review Consultations. Highlighted on the issues of education and skills development, participants suggested that GAC should: ...read full article...
PM Trudeau visits CODE Reading Liberia SchoolNov 30, 2016Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Slipway Primary School in Monrovia where CODE and its Liberian partner, the WE-CARE Foundation, work to support professional development in the teaching of reading and writing as part of its Reading Liberia 20-20......read full article...
2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature CeremonyOct 24, 2016Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. The sun-filled, glass atrium of the Veteran’s Memorial Tipi at the First Nations University of Canada Regina campus provided a......read full article...
Launch of World Class Literacy and Education Program in GhanaOct 21, 2016Asanko Gold and CODE’s partner in Ghana, the Ghana Book Trust, launch world class literacy and education program to the Ashanti Region of Ghana....read full article...
Collaboration, vision and persistencyOct 11, 2016Mozambique: “Collaboration, vision and persistency” Keys to success behind CODE’s 25 year-partnership with UNESCO award-winning Associação Progresso. The state of education in Mozambique has changed significantly over the last 25 years. ...read full article...
Canadian launch of GEM ReportOct 07, 2016CODE is honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Global Affairs Canada to co-host the Canadian launch of the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report on Friday, Oct 28 at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa. ...read full article...
Winners of the 2016 Burt Award for African Literature in Kenya honouredOct 03, 2016“I am so happy and grateful! I intend to support reading by donating these books to schools, of course beginning with my former school.” —Nicholas Kamau, alias Goro wa Kamau, 1st place winner....read full article...
Winners of the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana honouredOct 03, 2016Rattling in the Closet, Red Spectacles Knows and The Step Monster represent the diverse range of winning titles at the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana....read full article...
Reading Kenya Teacher CertificationSep 26, 2016CODE and its partner in Kenya - the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) have been very busy lately. On Friday, September 16th they awarded Reading Kenya child-centred training certificates to a second cohort of 9 trainers and 150 teachers. ...read full article...
Canada should make education a core theme in aid policyJun 13, 2016UNESCO and the World Bank calculate that if all students in low-income countries left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. That is a 12 per cent cut in global poverty. ...read full article...
Storytelling in teaching and learning for pupilsMar 31, 2016A new guidebook called ‘Mbinu Saba’ was recently launched to address teaching methodology challenges in Tanzania. The guidebook was prepared in collaboration with CODE. Teaching methodologies is one of the critical areas that  ...read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedMar 11, 2016CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. ...read full article...

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CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature Winners AnnouncedOct 13, 2016At a morning ceremony held at First Nations University of Canada in Regina and hosted by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and CTV’s Nelson Bird, CODE proudly announced the winners of its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature AnnouncedSep 13, 2016A literary award and literacy initiative like no other. CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
Asanko Gold partners with leading Canadian NGOSep 08, 2016CODE is pleased to announce a new, six-year partnership with Asanko Gold which will extend CODE’s world class Reading Ghana literacy and education program to include the Ashanti Region of the country. ...read full article...
Debut novelist Tamika Gibson wins CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean LiteratureMay 02, 2016CODE announced the winners of its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors, at the 2016 NGC Bocas Lit Fest in Port-of-Spain ...read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedMar 11, 2016CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its third annual Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, which recognizes outstanding writing for young adults by Caribbean authors. ...read full article...
Canadian Government Invests in $18M Pilot Project to Transform the Future of Education in MozambiqueFeb 12, 2016CODE is partnering with the award-winning literacy organization Associação Progresso and Mozambique’s Ministry of Education and Human Development to implement the 7 year program. ...read full article...
Rachel and Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley win 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit literatureOct 22, 2015Indigenous authors celebrated before Vancouver audience comprised of hundreds of young people, educators and community leaders. Rachel & Sean Qitsualik-Tinsley have won the 2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature. ...read full article...
2015 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Winners AnnouncedOct 14, 2015CODE is proud to announce the winners of its 3rd Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature and once again celebrate incredible indigenous authorship benefitting First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth. This year’s winners, as selected......read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 3rd Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature AnnouncedSep 23, 2015CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 3rd Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature and once again celebrate incredible indigenous authorship benefitting First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth. ...read full article...
Canadian NGO CODE Partner, Associacao Progresso, Wins UNESCO's 2015 King Sejong International Literacy PrizeSep 08, 2015CODE's 25-year partner in Mozambique, Associação Progresso, is one of 5 winners of the 2015 UNESCO International Literacy Prizes. This year, on International Literacy Day, September 8, 2015, Associação Progresso will be recognized for excellence and......read full article...
CODE Expresses Commitment to the TRC Calls to ActionJun 04, 2015In the wake of the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, CODE wishes to express its commitment to following the Calls to Action made by the Commission. ...read full article...
Guyanese Author Imam Baksh Wins CODE’s 2015 “Burt Award for Caribbean Literature” First PrizeMay 01, 2015The second year of winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of youth across the Caribbean region each year with access to exciting new titles were announced on May 1st....read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature AnnouncedMar 04, 2015CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 2015 Burt Award for Caribbean Literature. The shortlisted titles are (in alphabetical order): ·         Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh, Guyana (manuscript to be published)...read full article...
Burt Award Winning Title Musical Youth Donated to the Public Library of Antigua and BarbudaDec 08, 2014Musical Youth, the title that placed second for the inaugural round of the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature, will be enjoyed by young users of the Public Libra...read full article...
Giving TuesdayDec 02, 2014CODE is proud to be a partner in Giving Tuesday Canada, which will take place on December 2nd, 2014....read full article...

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Fun with TabletsNov 01, 2016“How many people have used a tablet before?” asks the facilitator.  One person raises their hand.  “How many people have used a smart phone?” This time 6 hands go up. There are 23 librarians around the table. It is the third day of librarian training in......read full article...
CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception.  ...read full article...
CODE takes special pleasure in wishing all a happy International Literacy DaySep 08, 2016Fifty years ago, UNESCO officially proclaimed September 8th International Literacy Day to actively mobilize the international community and to promote literacy as an instrument to empower individuals, communities and societies. ...read full article...
Back to school - every parent’s wishAug 31, 2016Parents around the world share a common and unwavering truth; a wish for what is best for their children. As schools open this month, parents in Liberia, as with all of our partner countries, will hope to see their children attend school. ...read full article...
Investing in Teenage Girls through a bookJul 11, 2016I wrote the novella, "Sabina and the Mystery of the Ogre", with an aim of empowering the girl-child and to give her the tools with which to change the community’s mindset about her place in society. ...read full article...
My Experience at the International Assistance Review ConsultationJul 04, 2016As a member of Plan Canada’s “Because I am a Girl” Speakers Bureau, I was invited to attend the International Assistance Review (IAR) consultations for youth hosted by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) in Ottawa on June 28, 2016. ...read full article...
Consultations on Canada’s international assistance reviewJun 09, 2016Global Affairs Canada launched a review and public consultations process focused on renewing Canada’s international assistance policy, programming and funding framework. All Canadians and partners are invited to participate in this review until July 2016 ...read full article...
World Book and Copyright Day 2016Apr 19, 2016April 23 is World Book and Copyright Day -- the mission is to promote books, reading and the diversity of cultural expressions, especially among young people, as one of the crucial elements for a prosperous society....read full article...
Volunteer Voices: Charlie TempleApr 14, 2016"I've met so many great people at CODE gatherings who have been able to share their talents and resources in the service of others. Some are retired officials from the Canadian government or UNESCO. Some are business executives....read full article...
Volunteer Voices: Angela WardApr 12, 2016Volunteering with CODE as a member of the Reading Kenya team is a life-enhancing challenge for me; all my professional experience has been as an educator, beginning as a primary teacher working with indigenous children, and closing my career as ...  ...read full article...
Why I’m donating my proceeds to CODEApr 04, 2016My love of reading started at a young age. I was fairly indifferent to reading until ...  ...read full article...
An Email from LucyMar 16, 2016Internet access and even electricity are hard to come by in the remote places where CODE works. That’s why we were so delighted to receive this email from a teacher involved in one of our programs in Ghana. ...read full article...
Gender Equality & Literacy International Women’s Day 2016Mar 08, 2016For International Women’s Day on March 8, 2016, we sat down with CODE’s Gender Specialist Heloísa Modesto to discuss girls, boys and literacy....read full article...
Shelagh Rogers: CBC Host, University Chancellor & CODE VolunteerDec 04, 2015Shelagh Rogers has hosted the awards ceremony for CODE's Burt Award for First Nations Métis and Inuit Literature three years in a row....read full article...
On War, Stories, and Giving BackNov 17, 2015"My work as an illustrator is so meaningful to me. Drawing stories in the dirt allowed me to escape during a very difficult time in my country’s history....read full article...

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International Development WeekFeb 06, 2017It’s #IDW2017! Time to reflect on why education is so vital and how we must work harder to ensure that ALL children get the opportunity — and the right — to learn. From Feb 5-11 celebrate Canada's contributions to int'l development & encourage all......read full article...
Choir! Choir! Choir! Sings CODE’s PraisesDec 21, 2016CODE is honoured to have recently been selected as a charity of choice by popular singing group Choir! Choir! Choir!. Newlyweds Mandy and Bryan are long-time members of the Toronto-based group and were recently asked by the choir's co-founders to select......read full article...
2016 International Assistance ReviewDec 06, 2016Today, Global Affairs Canada (GAC) released their “What We Heard” report on the 2016 International Assistance Review Consultations. Highlighted on the issues of education and skills development, participants suggested that GAC should: ...read full article...
PM Trudeau visits CODE Reading Liberia SchoolNov 30, 2016Prime Minister Justin Trudeau visited Slipway Primary School in Monrovia where CODE and its Liberian partner, the WE-CARE Foundation, work to support professional development in the teaching of reading and writing as part of its Reading Liberia 20-20......read full article...
2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature CeremonyOct 24, 2016Truth, Reconciliation and Hope powerful themes at this year’s Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. The sun-filled, glass atrium of the Veteran’s Memorial Tipi at the First Nations University of Canada Regina campus provided a......read full article...
Launch of World Class Literacy and Education Program in GhanaOct 21, 2016Asanko Gold and CODE’s partner in Ghana, the Ghana Book Trust, launch world class literacy and education program to the Ashanti Region of Ghana....read full article...
CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nation, Inuit and Métis Literature Winners AnnouncedOct 13, 2016At a morning ceremony held at First Nations University of Canada in Regina and hosted by CBC’s Shelagh Rogers and CTV’s Nelson Bird, CODE proudly announced the winners of its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
Canadian launch of GEM ReportOct 07, 2016CODE is honoured to have been invited by the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and Global Affairs Canada to co-host the Canadian launch of the 2016 UNESCO Global Education Monitoring Report on Friday, Oct 28 at the Canada Council for the Arts in Ottawa. ...read full article...
Winners of the 2016 Burt Award for African Literature in Kenya honouredOct 03, 2016“I am so happy and grateful! I intend to support reading by donating these books to schools, of course beginning with my former school.” —Nicholas Kamau, alias Goro wa Kamau, 1st place winner....read full article...
Winners of the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana honouredOct 03, 2016Rattling in the Closet, Red Spectacles Knows and The Step Monster represent the diverse range of winning titles at the 6th Annual Burt Award for African Literature in Ghana....read full article...
Reading Kenya Teacher CertificationSep 26, 2016CODE and its partner in Kenya - the National Book Development Council of Kenya (NBDCK) have been very busy lately. On Friday, September 16th they awarded Reading Kenya child-centred training certificates to a second cohort of 9 trainers and 150 teachers. ...read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s 2016 Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature AnnouncedSep 13, 2016A literary award and literacy initiative like no other. CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its 4th annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature. ...read full article...
CODE’s International Literacy Day Annual Donor ReceptionSep 12, 2016An evening of thanks, milestones and the launch of Seeing is Believing 2017! More than 50 of CODE’s most loyal supporters braved the humidity last week to attend CODE’s annual donor reception. ...read full article...
CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal Day with Burt Award AnnouncementJun 21, 2016We're excited to announce that this year, CODE’s 4th Annual Burt Award for First Nations, Inuit and Métis Literature ceremony will be hosted in collaboration with First Nations University of Canada in Regina on Thursday, October 13, 2016. ...read full article...
Burt Award for Caribbean spring events 2016Apr 26, 2016There is no shortage of Burt Award activities taking place in the Caribbean this spring. Below is a listing of what to expect in the weeks and months ahead. ...read full article...

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