Imagine the strength and power of an Indigenous woman leading in her community.

Imagine the impact of 100+ Indigenous women leading in their communities across Canada.

Imagine what happens when 100+ Indigenous women leaders, mentors, and Elders come together to strengthen communities.

Imagine the potential of what 100+ Indigenous women can accomplish as they build bridges and collaborate for change.

Imagine no longer...

For the first time ever, 100+ Indigenous women – graduates of Coady International Institute’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program – will come together for a transformative 4-day Alumni Gathering on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

November 1 to 4, 2019

Antigonish, Nova Scotia

In 2010, several Indigenous women leaders, Coady International Institute, and Imperial founded the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) Enhanced Mentorship Program – an initiative for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women who are committed to supporting development and social change, in their organizations, communities, and Nations.

Applying Coady’s innovative and blended approach to asset-based community-driven leadership development and prioritizing Indigenous women’s knowledge and ways of learning, the program focuses on building capacity by sharing expertise and teachings between participants, mentors, and Elders.

Nearly a decade later, graduates continue to make a significant impact in communities across Canada as leaders of social change. For the first time ever, 100+ Indigenous women – graduates of Coady’s IWCL program, their mentors, Elders, and invited guests – will come together for a transformative 4-day Alumni Gathering on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.

This unique gathering will take place November 1 to 4, 2019.