Free Digital Skills Program Coming November 2023

How might we make it easier for NLers to support the 2SLGBTQIA+ community?
How might we help find spaces and services that are queer- and trans-inclusive?
How might we increase awareness of 2SLGBTQIA+ programs and resources in NL?

Help us create NL’s 2SLGBTQIA+ -owned and -inclusive resource app.

Help us create Newfoundland & Labrador's first comprehensive 2SLGBTQIA+ directory of businesses, organizations, and professionals who support the queer and trans community.

We are calling on girls, gender-diverse and 2SLGBTQIA+ youth ages 11-18, residing anywhere in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador to help us build a web app that will make big impact on our communities. Participants will learn digital skills in our virtual workshops (beginner friendly!), build a real webpage that will be included in our app prototype, meet inspiring industry mentors, and be entered to win amazing prizes.

Program Information & Key Dates

What’s included in the 2023 Program?

Interested in participating in our 2023 Program? Registration is free, and participants will be entered to win prizes and swag from our amazing local sponsors.

Virtual Beginners Workshops
Learn To Design & Code
Learn the digital skills needed for your website, no prior design or coding knowledge required. We’ll teach you everything you need to know!
November 22, 5-7pm
November 25 & 26, 1-3pm
Work with Industry Mentors
Get 1:1 Support
Level-up your unique digital creation with the help of diverse industry experts in NL’s technology sector.
November 29 & 30, 5-7pm
Program Showcase & Awards
Show Off Your New Skills
Join us to celebrate all of your hard work! All participants will be entered to win awesome prizes.
Date TBA

Register for
Digital Waves 2023

Eligibility Requirements:

To be eligible to participate in Digital Waves NL 2023, you must meet the following requirements:

  1. You must reside in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador.
  2. You must be between the ages of 11-18 during the entire course of the program (November 22 - December 1, 2023).
  3. Your gender identification must be female or gender diverse (e.g. non-binary, two-spirit, gender fluid, agender, or third gender), or self-identify within the 2SLGBTQIA+ spectrum.
  4. You must communicate in English throughout Digital Waves NL virtual events.
  5. Your legal guardian must agree to these terms and conditions on your behalf.
  6. Family members and/or persons who share residences with Digital Waves NL organizers are eligible to participate providing they meet all other eligibility requirements.
  7. Multiple students per household are welcome to join simultaneously.

Please review the program information on this page with your parent or guardian before registering to ensure you meet the eligibility requirements and understand your commitment to Digital Waves.

Student Information:

What supports, if any, can we provide to ensure your accessibility needs are met while participating in Digital Waves Programing?

Student Demographics (Optional):

Parent/Guardian Information:

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Your personal information is confidential to Digital Waves NL and STEMforGIRLS, and will never be shared with any third-party organizations.

Help us build an inclusive tech community.

Know of a queer-owned or-inclusive business, organization, or professional? Suggest a listing to be highlighted in our 2023 program.

Suggest a Listing

Interested in helping with Digital Waves programs? All skills and expertise needed - planners, designers, coders, marketers, and so much more.

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By sponsoring this program you’re helping provide life-changing experiences to those who are underrepresented in the tech sector.

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