Special Funding Announcement Supports Students in Coding & Digital Skills Development

On January 24, 2018, students in Mrs. Evangelista's grade 4 class at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School graciously welcomed Pam Damoff, Member of Parliament for Oakville North-Burlington, and members of The Learning Partnership.

Pam Damoff announced the federal government’s CanCode funding initiative at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School with grade 4 students who are learning to code, thanks to the program.

The Learning Partnership, a national charitable organization dedicated to building partnerships to support, promote and advance publicly funded education in Canada, will receive funding from the CanCode program and will share it with St. Christopher and schools across the country to support local coding programs.


“By teaching coding in our schools, it provides our students with a better understanding and appreciation of what can be built with this technology. We are very fortunate to have a number of teachers at St. Christopher who are innovators in the classroom. They are passionate about their teaching practice, and continue to think outside the box of ‘traditional’ learning, by providing students opportunities to challenge themselves, and try something new.” - Gord McCarles, Principal at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School​

“In the Coding Quest program, students are excited and engaged while developing coding skills. Their final project, designing a video game, fosters analytical thinking and encourages collaboration. Students are proud to share their accomplishments with others and eager to continue their mastery of digital skills. As a teacher I am grateful for professional development opportunities, in order to successfully facilitate digital literacy imperative for today’s students.” - Debbie Evangelista, Teacher at St. Christopher Catholic Elementary School​​​​​


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