Survey Description

This survey should take about 10 minutes to complete. All answers will be kept strictly confidential.

By completing this survey, you’re also eligible to enter a draw to win one of three $150 Chapters Indigo gift cards to be used for classroom supplies. Contest rules apply.

Canada Learning Code is a national charitable organization championing digital literacy education, working nation-wide and across all sectors to equip people in Canada with technical skills. To date, the organization has taught over 600,000 learners through their programs, which are offered in over 30 cities across the country. Canada Learning Code’s goal is to create 10 million meaningful technology learning experiences for people in Canada over the next ten years. 

Technical skills are a tool of empowerment, and it is CLC’s vision to ensure that all people in Canada have the skills and confidence to harness the power of technology to create a better and more inclusive future.

CLC’s recent Strategic Plan outlines a renewed commitment to reaching learners historically underserved with computer science learning opportunities beyond women, trans and beyond-binary learners.  Their plan outlines specific goals to increase the percentage of meaningful learning experiences they deliver to Black, Indigenous, People of Color learners and learners in low-income, rural, or remote communities.  To support this commitment, CLC wants to ensure its tools, resources and delivery are tailored to meet the varied and unique needs of these learners — but recognizes there is much to learn and unlearn. CLC wants to connect with those with firsthand knowledge and experience to help inform their approach and identify opportunities to learn, adjust their approach and work collaboratively to best support learners. 

That is why CLC is engaging in outreach and a literature review, to help them better understand needs and barriers learners and educators in majority Black, Indigenous, People of Color communities or working with Black, Indigenous, People of Color learners or learners in rural/remote communities face when learning or teaching computer science, so that your unique insights can inform CLC’s approach as they create and tailor resources and programs. 

We appreciate your time and look forward to reviewing your thoughts!