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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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Something exciting just happening in Tanzania…On July 11th, 2008, at the Canadian High Commission in Tanzania, representatives from the education and cultural sectors, the news media, as well as publishers, editors and authors, joined CODE’s partner organization, the Children’s Book Project, and......read full article...
Sharing DialogueThis summer CODE held its biannual all-partners workshop in Ottawa Ontario. The workshop was designed to gather all partners together to share their successes and lessons learned, and to share in dialogue about standardizing how we measure the results of......read full article...
Seeing is Believing trip... less than one week to departure!It’s less than one week to departure and it’s getting very exciting. I look forward to connecting with Ethiopian friends again and seeing how the new Reading Rooms in Addis Akaki and Lidetta have progressed since last year. I also look forward to meeting......read full article...
Rooms full of childrenYesterday was a travel day with an early morning visit to the local Lalibela primary school. At the school we distributed two big boxes of pencils. The visit was moving as the children performed a song a dance. We’ve seen a lot of school children during......read full article...
Blue Nile GorgeYesterday we went to the Ministry of Education office and met with the head of education to discuss the obstacles faced by primary school teachers in the region. He told us about the low resources for teacher training, lack of books, supplies, classroom ......read full article...
Just a few more sleeps...In less than a week, I will be setting off to Ethiopia with six CODE supporters who share in our belief that when a person can read and write they can learn to do anything. I’ll be honoured to show them first hand what Canadian funds can accomplish......read full article...
Books without borders...As a program manager for CODE I work closely with partners overseas. But unlike my Ottawa-based colleagues, I work out of Brazil. This has often given me an interesting perspective, as the society I’m surrounded by is still struggling to become fully......read full article...
Consulting with stakeholdersCODE’s partner in Mozambique, Associação Progresso, has been recognized nationally and internationally for its work in nurturing the development of a literate environment in Cabo Delgado and Niassa – the country’s two Northern provinces. In a recent trip......read full article...
Reading rooms full of children ...read full article...
CODE IN THE FIELD - KENYAby Sean Maddox- CODE Director of Development Kenya Nov 30, 2009 Two Degrees of Separation Over the past 24 hours I found myself return to a district in South Western Kenya that I had worked in in 2004. ...read full article...
Teacher training workshops in Liberia By Meddie Mayanja, CODE Program Manager, in Liberia On Monday, WE-CARE Foundation opened two parallel teacher training workshops at St. Teresa Convent in Monrovia. The events marked Reading Liberia’s project expansion to 26 schools. The workshops will......read full article...
CODE in the Field - Sierra Leone -Blog entry from Meddie Mayanja, CODE Program Manager May 11, 2011 "Telling a students’ story, raising writers in Sierra Leone"...read full article...
CODE in the Field - KENYA   By: Sean Maddox - CODE Director of Development November 27th; Dialogue with Teachers, Parents and Students at Schools in Ibeno Today we headed to the schools to present our project to the teachers, students and community members and to find out more......read full article...
Monter la barre Dans le cadre du suivi et du renforcement des program...read full article...
CODE in the Field - Three Days in Guyana By: Ingrid Ermanovics -CODE Program Manager Tuesday Feb 1-4, 2010 I arrived bleary eyed – having enjoyed my flight over the rain forest and massive rivers of the Guyanese hinterland -  in my crumpled black pants, shirt and sweater to a wall of heat and......read full article...

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