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Accelerating digital transformation

Code for Canada’s fellowship program places digital professionals inside government, where they can use their skills to help you harness design and technology to address challenges. Using 21st century digital skills and methods like user-centered design and iterative development, fellows spend nine months collaborating with government staff to create a digital product that improves the delivery of a government service or function.

The Code for Canada fellowship program is transformational. While the output of the program is typically a digital product, the process acts as a vehicle for driving cultural and structural change inside of government — encouraging innovation, improving tolerance for risk, and increasing the capacity for transparency and engagement.

The fellowship program: A proven model

The Code for Canada fellowship is modelled after similar programs at Code for America and Code for Australia. These groups have found the brightest and most passionate minds in technology, sent them into their respective governments, and enabled them to build great digital public services. Their fellows have made a lasting and measurable impact on the lives of residents, whether helping them access social services, seek justice or find employment.

What the fellowship can do for your team

Harness the power of digital to deliver services that better meet resident needs

Get direct access to world-class digital professionals who use their skills to help your team better deliver on your mandate by accelerating a targeted, focused intensive project. The Code for Canada fellowship program demonstrates what’s possible when we apply the latest thinking and digital delivery practices to the important work of government.

Accelerate the development of your organization’s digital capacity

We bring the best and brightest minds in design, development and project management directly into your organization. Collaboration and exposure to fellows’ work throughout the project facilitates a ‘learning by doing’ approach; government teams build internal knowledge, skills and capacity which increases their ability to deliver digital services, well beyond the fellowship program.

Transform the way your organization serves its stakeholders

Take advantage of the processes and methods behind the world’s most loved companies and products, such as user research, prototyping and iteration, to better deliver outcomes for your organization. These ways of working hold the potential to dramatically reshape relationships between government and stakeholders for the better.

Start your fellowship journey

Code for Canada is actively seeking government partners for our 2018 fellowship program. If you’d like to learn more about how the fellowship can help your team build digital capacity and better fulfill your mandate, contact Dorothy Eng at dorothy@codefor.ca

Click here for a detailed description of the fellowship program, including timelines, project scoping, information about onboarding and more.

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