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CODE One of 25 Financial Post Charities of the YearDec 16, 2014...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...
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...
Lapdesks a Success in MozambiqueApr 16, 2013In 2012, CODE and its partner Associacao Progresso designed and distributed 6,000 lapdesks to be used in under-resourced schools in Cabo Delgado and Niassa, the two northernmost provinces of Mozambique.  The colourful lapdesks, which are made of durable......read full article...

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Happy International Literacy Day!Sep 06, 2013September 8th is International Literacy Day....read full article...
Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature AnnouncedSep 04, 2013In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature....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...
CODE and Partners Get Together to Present at Major African Literacy ConferenceAug 14, 2013CODE and several of its in-country partners got together yesterday to make a presentation at the Pan-African Reading For All Conference, taking place at the University of Nairobi, Kenya, this week....read full article...
CODE Recognizes Burt Award Partners on International Day of the World's Indigenous PeoplesAug 09, 2013On the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples, CODE wants to share its pride to be working with leading organizations representing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities in Canada....read full article...
Significant Changes to Burt Award for Caribbean Literature Guidelines: Your Book or Manuscript May Now be Eligible!Aug 08, 2013As a result of some concerns raised by publishers and authors, CODE has made some significant changes to the guidelines that will allow more publishers and authors to submit works.  The revisions to the guidelines include the following:...read full article...
Pan African Reading for All ConferenceAug 07, 2013The Pan African Reading for All Conference takes place every two years and represents the largest and most prestigious international literacy conference in Africa.  Teachers, researchers...read full article...
Mobile Library Services Remote Communities in GhanaAug 02, 2013Thanks to CODE's support, Ghanaian children living in remote locations will have access to high-quality books and computers. Last month, a mobile library service was launched in the Ashanti region of Ghana. ...read full article...
The CODE 2013 Read Africa Ball: Buy your tickets!Aug 01, 2013The CODE 2013 Read Africa Ball will take place on Thursday, November 7th, at the Fermenting Cellar located in Toronto's Distillery District.  Tickets are now available online!!!...read full article...
Malala Day Brings World's Attention to Girls' EducationJul 12, 2013On her 16th birthday, Pakistani girls' education advocate Malala Yousufzai addressed the United Nations (UN) Youth Assembly with a speech about global education....read full article...
CODE Welcomes New Director of International ProgramsJul 02, 2013CODE recently welcomed a new member to its team in Ottawa. Eric Slade was appointed Director of International Programs....read full article...
Burt Award Supporters to Receive Honorary DoctoratesJun 25, 2013Two supporters of CODE's Burt Award for Caribbean Literature will receive honorary doctorates from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine....read full article...
CODE Celebrates National Aboriginal DayJun 14, 2013June 21st is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. On this special day, CODE would like to recognize the outstanding partners involved in the Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature....read full article...
Help Your Dad Give the Gift of Literacy This Father's DayJun 12, 2013This Father's Day, you could provide your dad with the opportunity to offer a child in a developing country the gift of literacy....read full article...
Valerie Hussey Joins CODE AmbassadorsJun 11, 2013CODE is honoured to welcome Valerie Hussey as its newest Ambassador. A recipient of the Order of Canada for her work in publishing and philanthropy, Valerie is an important figure of children's publishing in Canada....read full article...

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Reporting from LiberiaToday other things struck me.  The numbers of young men in the streets all day are just hanging out - not working, not studying, not involved.  This is a concern for a nation that wants to get back up on its feet, that’s for sure.  I bought fruit today......read full article...
Feeling empowered... ...read full article...
Windy roads and jagged mountainsHere's to the long road again as we set off for an 11 hour journey to Lalibela on highways that hug the road and give us all breathtaking views of canyons, mountains, quilts of terraced farmland and the never ending stream of walkers on the side of the......read full article...
Reading LiberiaOur Director of Development, Sean Maddox, and I have just gotten home from a trip to Liberia, where we officially launched CODE’s newest program, Reading Liberia, and helped facilitate a series of demonstration workshops for teachers on how to teach......read full article...
Youth making a differenceWhen you hear about the Jane and Finch neighbourhood in Toronto, it’s not always positive news. Westview Centennial Secondary School changed all of my preconceived notions about the “rough area” when a student group called Build the Bridge registered for......read full article...
The biggest library ambassadors... are childrenWe sat around the table in the middle of the library.  It was a stifling hot afternoon and our discussion centred on the need for a fan to make the room more conducive to readers, something that the town council agreed to provide.  There were six library......read full article...
7 Canadians, 11 Churches and 1000 PriestsWe hit the 11 famous rock hewn churches of Lalibela at mid-morning, eager to see the miracle of construction. These towering edifices were hewn out of the solid, red volcanic stone on which they stand. ...read full article...
A journalist in the makingYesterday we had fabulous visits to Merawi Reading Room and Durbete Reading Room - both rural and new since last year in the regions around Bahir Dar. Durbete put on an incredible welcoming ceremony with the children performing songs, traditional......read full article...
We made it!After an uneventful but long flight we arrived in Addis Ababa late Saturday night. Addis Ababa is a grand dame decked out for a party that feels like it's still going on. We missed the Ethiopian Millennium celebrations in September, but Addis Ababa......read full article...
Learning in difficult conditionsBy Meddie Mayanja What kind of classroom did you go to? What environment do kids in your community learn from? As you are still at it, take a look at this photo. It’s an aerial view of an elementary school in Monrovia, Liberia. I took it on one my......read full article...
Canadian Engagement Heads West and into the Future!By Garth Brook I’ve just returned from a tour of schools and presentations in Calgary. As a retired teacher who has now been “out of the classroom” for over 10 years, it’s such a thrill to be in front of a class again to talk about Project Love and......read full article...
We've arrived!It’s great to be here again and amongst Ethiopian friends. We all arrived safely, and without a hitch on Saturday night. We’re just starting to get our feet wet, but the memorable moments are already flooding in…     “What's stayed with me today is the......read full article...
CODE in the Field - A Day in the Life of a Kenyan First Grade StudentBy Sean Maddox - Director of Development at CODE KENYA November 23, 2009: Do you remember your first day of grade 1? Perhaps taken to school by an older sibling or parent. Excited to finally be in grade 1, and to meet your teacher. Perhaps even have your......read full article...
SENEGAL-DAKARMonday October 25th By Lynn Beauregard Ms. Beauregard spent ten years in Senegal as a child and left the country in the early 80’s. She is Vice-Chair of the CODE Board of Directors. My 3rd day in Senegal. Good thing we arrived over a weekend so as to......read full article...
Highlights in TanzaniaBy Christine Earnshaw...read full article...

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