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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...
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...
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...

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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...
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...
A Tanzanian Success StoryFeb 01, 2016A recent study shows that the Reading CODE project is succeeding in its mission of creating capable young readers and writers in Tanzania. The assessment shows students from project schools outperforming their peers in non-project schools by leaps and......read full article...
Ghanaian writers urged to make their contents available onlineDec 15, 2015The Executive Director, Ghana Book Trust (GBT) Mrs Genevieve Eba-Polley, has urged Ghanaian writers to make their content available online for children to access. ...read full article...
Papillote Press to publish Burt Award winner: Gone to Drift by Diana McCaulayOct 13, 2015Papillote Press, the Bocas Lit Fest and CODE are delighted to announce the forthcoming pub...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...
CODE joins "We Can Do Better 2015" CampaignFeb 06, 2015A campaign calling for greater leadership from Canada in tackling global issues in 2015 launched on February 5, as leaders of Canadian international development organizations — including CODE — came to Parliament Hill to ask for specific action on......read full article...
CODE One of 25 Financial Post Charities of the YearDec 16, 2014...read full article...
Ebola and the Lost Children of Sierra LeoneNov 20, 2014...read full article...
B.D. Colen Writes About His Trip to Liberia in In Media ResSep 02, 2014CODE expert-volunteer B.D....read full article...
Climbers Meet with Tanzanian Partner CBP in MoshiJun 30, 2014As they prepare to begin their ascension on July 1st, the team of Kili climbers attended a presentation by Children's Book Project (CBP) Executive Secretary Pill Dumea, who travelled to Moshi to meet with them...read full article...
Media Coverage of the 2011 Burt Award for African Literature Ceremony in GhanaAug 14, 2012Two Ghanaian newspapers, the Ghanaian Times and Public Agenda, covered the award ceremony at which the winners of the 2011 Burt Award for African Literature received their prizes. Click on the images to open the PDF of the article....read full article...
Happy International Volunteer Day!Dec 05, 2011Since its creation in 1959, CODE has always relied on volunteers, who have been an integral part of the organization’s success....read full article...
2010 Climb for CODE Team Members Receive Lexpert Zenith AwardSep 28, 2011Members of a team who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last year to raise funds for CODE were recently recognized by their peers for their outstanding contribution to making the world a better place. ...read full article...

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Ebola and the Lost Children of Sierra LeoneNov 20, 2014...read full article...
Unique Global Program to Develop Love of Reading in Youth Gets Major SupportSep 27, 2014CODE announced today that the Literary Prizes Foundation has committed a total of $10M in support of its Burt Literary Awards, a global readership initiative and literary awards program aiming to give youth around the world access to engaging books they......read full article...
Monique Gray Smith Wins 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature First PrizeSep 27, 2014The 2014 winners of a unique literary award that provides thousands of First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth across Canada with access to culturally-relevant, engaging books every year were announced on September 27th....read full article...
CODE and DFATD partner up to help 40,000 Kenyan Children to Improve their Literacy SkillsSep 08, 2014Literacy Promotion Project Gets $3M in Funding...read full article...
CODE Announces 2014 Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature FinalistsSep 03, 2014Unique initiative spreads the joy of reading to Aboriginal youth with engaging books...read full article...
B.D. Colen Writes About His Trip to Liberia in In Media ResSep 02, 2014CODE expert-volunteer B.D....read full article...
Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Featured in First Nations Resource MagazineSep 02, 2014First Nations Resource Magazine's Fall 2014 issue featured an article about the first year of the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature....read full article...
CODE's Burt Award Featured in Caribbean Beat MagazineJul 16, 2014Caribbean Beat, the magazine of Caribbean Airlines, published an article about the Burt Award for Caribbean Literature in its most recent issue. Read it here. ...read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Day 9Jul 09, 2014Time to Celebrate! Day 9 marked the end of an amazing adventure for our Kili Conquerers. The team left Mweka Camp after breakfast and hiked back down to Mweka Gate, where vehicles were waiting to bring them back to their hotel...and a well-earned hot......read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Day 8Jul 08, 2014Last night on Kilimanjaro! On Day 8 of their journey, it was already time for our Kili Conquerers to start climbing back down, after an exhilarating trip to the summit yesterday....read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Days 5-7Jul 07, 2014They Did It! On Day 7 of the adventure of a lifetime, our climbers finally reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, standing at 19,340 feet!...read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Day 4Jul 04, 2014A Few Days Away from the Summit! On Day 4 of their journey, our Kili Conquerers started climbing toward Lava Tower lower camp, at 14,950 feet, where they stopped for lunch, allowing their bodies to acclimatize. ...read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Day 3Jul 03, 2014Across the Shira Plateau. Let’s start this update with a few numbers... $201,735.73 (and counting!): The amount raised so far by the Kili Conquerers for CODE’s literacy programs in Africa ...read full article...
Summit for Literacy Update Day 1-2Jul 02, 2014First Close Views of the Kilimanjaro Summit As most of us were celebrating Canada Day, our Kili Conquerers started their ascension towards the summit...not without having surpassed their fundraising goal of $200,000! ...read full article...
Celebrating National Aboriginal DayJun 20, 2014June 21st is National Aboriginal Day — a special day to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Ca...read full article...

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Shelagh Rogers: CBC Host, University Chancellor & CODE VolunteerDec 05, 2015Shelagh Rogers has hosted the awards ceremony for CODE's Burt Award for First Nations Métis and Inuit Literature five 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...
Carleton University Students to Adopt Library in EthiopiaNov 12, 2015Jorey Cohen is fourth year Marketing major and president of the Carleton University Chapter of CODE on Campus. The chapter is the first campus club of its kind and recently began its second year of raising awareness and funds for education and literacy......read full article...
I know what it’s like to attend school in AfricaSep 21, 2015I know what it’s like to squeeze into a desk with 3 other kids as we learn from a teacher who had very little formal training. I know what it’s like to not have any books in my classroom. The first time I saw a library I was 12 years old and I had to......read full article...
More of your voicesAug 31, 2015In the fall, we asked you to share the book that changed you. It was so wonderful to receive your notes back, and we wanted to share just a few of them. ...read full article...
In your own wordsAug 28, 2015Every single donor, every single gift, makes an impact on the life of a child learning to read. David Malkin is a young urban planner and has been giving to CODE since 2007. We wanted to share just a little bit about David as a celebration of all our......read full article...
Reading Tanzania Promotes Deeper LiteracyJul 17, 2015CODE’s Reading Tanzania programme, implemented by its local partner the Children’s Book Project for Tanzania (CBP), is wrapping up in a very different literacy climate than the one in which it started. CODE expert-volunteer Charles Temple tells us why. ...read full article...
OlepolosMay 28, 2015By Hila Olyan, Programme Manager “Where do you live?” I ask Vincent. “Near the shops,” he tells me. “That’s a long way,” I respond, “do you walk?” “No,” says Vincent, but he smiles. “Then how do you get here?” I pry....read full article...
Asante (thank you)May 22, 2015Moses, the grade 1 teacher at Lenchani Primary School,  can hardly keep his students at their desks as their hands fly into the air ready to answer questions about the story they are reading in their English class. “Hyena, Dog and Hare are going to a......read full article...
Volunteering is a Win-Win SituationApr 17, 2015by Véronique de Montigny, CODE volunteer...read full article...
When I Die...Dec 01, 2014Burt Award for Caribbean 2014 winner A-dZiko Simba Gegele recently went on a tour of Antigua and Montserrat as part of the Award's program to promote the winning titles and spread the love of reading amongst Caribbean youth....read full article...
Finding a place for books...Oct 08, 2014Angela Ward, Professor Emerita at the University of Saskatchewan, is a CODE expert-volunteer working on Reading Kenya, CODE's c...read full article...
Thoughts from the MountainJul 06, 2014Margaret Casey, a long-time CODE supporter, took part in the CODE's Summit for Literacy: the Kilimanjaro Climb in July 2014 to raise funds for CODE's literacy programs in Africa....read full article...
Collaboration in KenyaApr 22, 2014By Dr. Angela Ward In April 2014, Angela Ward, Professor Emerita at the University of Saskatchewan, joined the CODE team of volunteers and went on her first field trip to Kenya. Dr. Ward will be a lead trainer in CODE’s Reading Kenya Project....read full article...
What I Learned in LiberiaFeb 03, 2014By Dr. Wendy Saul...read full article...

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ABQLA CODE FundraiserNov 28, 2013The Quebec Library Association will be hosting a fundraising event for CODE in Montreal on November 28th. ...read full article...
Watch the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Gala Highlights!Nov 11, 2013CODE has released a short video featuring the highlights of its inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Gala, which took place at the Canadian Museum of Civilization on October 2nd. Watch it here!...read full article...
Support CODE at the 2013 Read Africa BallAug 21, 2013The fourth annual CODE Read Africa Ball will be held at The Fermenting Cellar, Distillery District, Toronto, on Nov. 7th. ...read full article...
The Globe and Mail featured the CODE 2011 Read Africa BallDec 08, 2011The Globe and Mail featured the CODE 2011 Read Africa Ball in its party pages on Dec....read full article...
2010 Climb for CODE Team Members Receive Lexpert Zenith AwardSep 28, 2011Members of a team who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro last year to raise funds for CODE were recently recognized by their peers for their outstanding contribution to making the world a better place. ...read full article...
Dispatches from the ClimbJul 12, 2010A team of 13 climbers started their climb up Mount Kilimanjaro yesterday and Ottawa climber Suzanne Stump, a CIDA project manager and mother of four, sent us this message from the mountain ...read full article...
CODE Launches Inaugural "Seeing is Believing" TourNov 13, 2007CODE supporters travel to Ethiopia to see first-hand their dollars making a difference November 13, 2007...read full article...

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