Canadian Organization For Development Through Education (CODE)

321 Chapel St.
Ottawa, Ontario K1N 7Z2 Canada
Phone: 613-232-3569
Contact: Robert Dyck, National Director, (CODE);
Officers: Rosamaria Durand, Director, Book Program Department
Affiliation(s): Information not available.
Overseas Offices: CODE has a staff of 35 of which 34 are based in Canada.
Geographical Area: Information not available.
General Description:

Donated book activities are a major component of CODE's overseas assistance efforts. Shipments to Third World countries are coordinated by the Book Program Department which is responsible for the overall administration of the program.

Project Description:

CODE receives books from Canadian and US. sources and works with a number of charitable organizations in the US.

New Books: CODE distributes primarily new books donated by publishers.

Used Books: Relevant "gently" used books are also shipped overseas.

As a general rule, CODE does not purchase books.

Donation Sources:

Destinations of Shipments: CODE's books are directed primarily to African countries, although shipments are effected also to the Caribbean and the Pacific region.

Kinds of Books Distributed: CODE distributes books at all levels in the following descending order of priority: Primary; general reading; adult education; secondary; technical/vocational; tertiary; medicine.

Content Selection Policy: CODE maintains a computerized inventory which describes the content of each title. Annotated lists are printed out from this inventory and are made available to overseas recipients who are thus able to make an informed choice.

No. of Copies Distributed: 1986: 700,000 1987: 900,000.

Citation: American Donated Books Abroad

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