Teens Learning Code Chapter Lead (Markham)

Canada Learning Code

Canada Learning Code seeks to grow our Chapter Team

We are currently looking for a bright, entrepreneurial, tech-savvy individual with overwhelming initiative to help us lead our Teens Learning Code program to Markham. This is a part-time volunteer position. Our Chapter Leads earn a stipend of program revenue.

Empower Canadian teens to learn beginner-friendly technical skills, build your network of technical and tech-savvy people in your city, gain experience planning large and small workshops and events, and earn a bit of money supporting a charitable cause!

If you’re interested in joining the Canada Learning Code team as a Teens Learning Code Chapter Lead, please get in touch with us via the application below.

About Canada Learning Code

At Canada Learning Code, we believe that digital skills are tools of empowerment. Our goal is to ensure that all Canadians – particularly women, girls, people with disabilities, Indigenous youth and newcomers – who have been historically underrepresented in the sector are given equal opportunity to build our future. We are champions for coding education in Canada, driving results through program design and delivery, strategic industry and public partnerships, educator training, research, advocacy and awareness. We aim to empower Canadians in every province and territory to develop computational thinking abilities, through code and other digital skills, equipping them to become creators – not just consumers – of technology. We believe that diversity is Canada’s strength and everyone should be given equal opportunity to learn critical 21st century skills. Our goal is to level the educational playing field to drive innovation.

Canada Learning Code is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity and inclusion within all our teams (employees and volunteers alike). We are committed to continuing to diversify our Teams across Canada. We strongly encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups.

We are looking for a dedicated and passionate person to join our team as a Teens Learning Code Chapter Lead in Markham

About Teens Learning Code

Our Teens Learning Code program offers female-identified, trans, and non-binary youth ages 13-17 opportunities to take action on ideas that will shape our future while leveraging the power of technology. Through Teens Learning Code, we aim to build the pipeline of female-identified, trans, and non-binary teens who want to change the world with technology for our future generations.

Our workshops and meetups are open to teens of all ages and is designed to be a space where women explicitly are welcome to learn. Offering more than learning how to code, our experiences empower teens to learn problem solving skills, how to turn ideas into reality, exposure to what a future in technology could look like, and much more. Teens Learning Code programs are designed to provide opportunities for learners to gain confidence and efficacy with technology skills like coding. We want our program to:

  • Increase their knowledge of technology-related careers
  • Discover a passion for learning about technology
  • Experience the satisfaction that comes from being a builder and not just a consumer of the web and technology
  • Help our learners see technology in a positive light
  • Help our learners see technology as a tool they can use to help solve problems for themselves and others; and ultimately make the world a better place
  • Develop a willingness to try new things
  • Increase the confidence of our learners ability to use and build technology
  • Increase our learners interest in pursuing further learning and/or a career in technology
  • Increase our learners skills and self-efficacy in coding and other digital skills
  • Help our learners see the technology industry as a place they belong

Would you like to:

  • Help teens learn beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way?
  • Build your network of technical and tech-savvy people in your city?
  • Gain experience in running large and small workshops and events?
  • Earn honorariums by supporting a charity organization doing cool work?

If you answered yes to the above questions, you may be who we’re looking for!

Responsibilities: Organize one full-day workshop, one industry event and one meet-up per month, as well as one annual Hackathon every year


  • Capacity: 20 participants or more
  • A 4:1 ratio of learners-to-mentors is required at every experience (we call
  • these talented volunteers “mentors”)
  • Experiences usually take place on Saturdays or Sundays or evenings and are BYOL (“bring your own laptop”)


  • Find a talented Lead Instructor for each workshop from the local tech community and select a topic from the Canada Learning Code content library
  • Choose a date and venue for each experience
  • Act as a Facilitator at all Teens Learning Code experiences
  • Communicate event details to the HQ team so that we can launch registration and communicate plans via social media
  • Capture each experience by doing things like writing blog posts, tweeting, taking photos, etc. to document and build awareness
  • Coordinate volunteers, catering, a PA system, projectors and power and other on-site day of logistics
  • Manage a local budget, learner goals and targets

What We’ll Take Care of For You:

Running a program is a lot of work – that’s something we know. In order to help you make your city’s Canada Learning Code Chapter a success, we’ll be supporting our Chapter Leads in several important ways. We take care of:

  • Developing content – we’ve already developed dozens of workshops for you to choose from, and we’re developing new workshops all of the time
  • Full administrative, registration and accounting support – this stuff is time-consuming and a bit of a pain, so we’ll be managing it centrally.
  • PR and Marketing support – social media, email newsletters, press outreach, and more.
  • Community Development support – to maintain a 4:1 ratio of students-to-instructors at workshops in your city, you’re going to need the support of your tech community. We can help with that.
  • Fundraising – while we’ll be handling major sponsorships centrally and we’ll support you as you seek local sponsorships and partnerships as well as providing internal grants and funding opportunities
  • Ongoing support from the Canada Learning Code’s HQ team – we’re here to help as your grow your chapter from just an idea into reality.

What We Expect from Teens Learning Code Chapter Leads:

Accountability It is important that you work well with your local community to make sure all invested parties – from instructors to sponsors to attendees – have a great experience with Canada Learning Code education experiences. As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, you are responsible for the success of each event. Canada Learning Code will collect data from attendees, instructors, mentors and other stakeholders after each event you facilitate, and will periodically review your performance.

Communicating the Canada Learning Code Message As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, it is incredibly important that you understand and communicate the organization and program messages and value proposition at each event you facilitate.

Representing Canada Learning Code to the Local Community As a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead, you are the public face of Canada Learning Code in your city. You will need to understand how to work with and what to expect from the local media.

Ensuring Event Logistics Are Coordinated Properly Event planning and logistics are the responsibility of the Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead. This includes everything from selecting a topic, finding a Lead Instructor, choosing a date and venue, coordinating talented volunteers to achieve a 4:1 ratio of students-to-instructors, ordering catering, communicating event details to the Toronto team so that we can launch registration, etc. The Toronto team will provide ancillary support in making sure events are coordinated and executed properly.

Managing the Event’s Tone One of the most important responsibilities of a Canada Learning Code Chapter Lead is maintaining the tone of the event. Creating a vibrant & positive atmosphere where individuals can learn new tech-related skills in a beginner-friendly, social and collaborative way is really the magic that makes Canada Learning Code programs successful.

Be a go-to support person for your community of Teen Club members Our Teen Club community members are in an exciting time in their lives. They are learning so much about themselves, what they like and dislike, want and don’t want and thinking a lot about what their futures have in store. We support them outside of our in person experiences by being an active participant in the Teen Club slack channel, engaging in conversations and acting as a mentor.

In addition to that, we’re looking for individuals who are:

  • Entrepreneurial – this is an ideal part-time job for an up-and coming entrepreneur or full-time freelancer!
  • Enthusiastic and motivating
  • Empathetic and supportive, thoughtful and able to build strong relationships
  • Friendly and supportive
  • Results-oriented
  • Tech-savvy with an interest in learning to code

Tags: computer lab, teaching, SDKs, event planning, Lead Developer, CampBrain, program design, Marketing

How to apply:

Are you the person we’re looking for?

To apply, please complete this application form. If you have any questions, please get in touch with our Chief Growth Officer, Laura Plant Hasanbegovic (laura.plant[at]canadalearningcode[dot]ca).