The first two years of CanCode proved to be a huge success reaching over 1.3 million students and over 61,000 teachers, and still counting! We are pleased to announce that we are extending CanCode to build on that success. This extension will see an additional $60 million over two years starting in 2019-20 to support opportunities for Canadian students (kindergarten to grade 12) to learn digital skills including coding, data analytics, and digital content development. It will also support initiatives that provide K-12 teachers with the training and professional development they need to introduce digital skills and coding related concepts into the classroom. CanCode aims to equip Canadian youth, including traditionally underrepresented groups, with the skills they need to be prepared for further studies, including advanced digital skills and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses, leading to the jobs of the future. Canada's success in the digital economy depends on leveraging our diverse talent and providing opportunity for all to participate — investing in digital skills development will help to achieve this.