Today we are pleased to welcome Code for Canada as a governing partner of the Code for All Network.
We’ve been meeting Code for Canada folks at civic tech conferences for some time now. Apart from connecting existing civic tech community groups in Canad, and helping to start new ones, they’ve also launched an exciting fellowship program in a partnership with various Canadian governments.
Code for Canada launched in April 2017, and they’re working hard to deliver three different initiatives:
- Fellowship Program – embedding digital professionals inside government so they can use their skills for social impact
- Civic Tech Community Program – helping to build and grow this community in Canada
- Education and Training Program – building public servants’ digital skills to help them integrate technology in their work
For details, let’s give floor to Gabe Sawhney, the co-founder and Executive Director of Code for Canada:
We’re thrilled to welcome Code for Canada to Code for All. Having them on board strengthens our entire network. As a governing partner, they will help us forge new bonds in the international civic tech community, and add to the common knowledge base demonstrating how digital technology opens new channels for citizens to meaningfully engage in the public sphere and have a positive impact on their communities.