New staff at Code for Canada!

Meghan Hellstern (left) and Dorothy Eng are the newest members of Code for Canada’s team.

Code for Canada’s small — but mighty! — team is about to get a little less small and a lot more mighty.

We’re thrilled to announce that both Meghan Hellstern and Dorothy Eng are joining Code for Canada as staff members!


Meghan is Code for Canada’s new Education and Community Program Manager. She’ll be developing and delivering Code for Canada’s educational programs, building capacity on the part of public servants, technologists and communities in better leveraging digital technology and design.

She’ll also lead our Community Network initiative, which will support the growth of grassroots civic tech groups in cities across Canada.

As a communicator, designer, facilitator and community organizer, Meghan has been an absolute force in the Canadian civic tech community, co-founding Civic Tech Toronto and organizing Canada’s first Civic Design Camp. She was a fellow in the Studio Y innovation and leadership program at MaRS, and one of Samara Canada’s Everyday Political Citizen nominees in 2015.

Meghan has also worked with and for government, including redesigning and improving digital services in several organizations including Veterans Affairs Canada, Service Canada and the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Meghan’s skills, experience, and passion for civic innovation mean she is uniquely positioned to reimagine the relationship between people and their governments. We can’t wait to start working with her to build out Code for Canada’s programming!

Meghan’s start date at Code for Canada is June 26. In the interim, you can get to know Meghan by following her on Twitter, LinkedIn or Medium.


Dorothy will be serving as Code for Canada’s Director of Partnerships. She’ll help governments, corporations, nonprofits and residents work with our organization — and each other — to use technology and design to improve people’s lives at scale.

Whether as product manager, or co-founder of Civic Tech Toronto, Dorothy has always pursued a passion for community building. She’s excited to take that work to the next level by growing Code for Canada’s community.

Dorothy starts her now role on June 1. You can find her on Twitter and LinkedIn.

If you’d like to learn more about how you, or your organization can partner with Code for Canada to help build a 21st century government that works for all Canadians, send an email to dorothy@codefor.ca.