Indigenous Women in Community Leadership

for First Nations, Métis and Inuit women who are committed to supporting development and social change in their organizations, communities and Nations

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Igniting Leadership

StFX’s Coady International Institute has been educating leaders in development from around the world since 1959. Through its unique, community-based approach, Coady Institute equips citizen leaders to address contemporary global challenges and opportunities. Our network includes thousands of graduates and partners working in 130 countries. As a student at StFX, you’ll be sharing the campus with inspiring people from around the globe – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – and all places in between.

Mobilizing Community Leaders

Coady’s educational program offers courses that are responsive to learners’ expressed needs, priorities and experience. We place particular emphasis on education programing for women, youth and Indigenous peoples focused on community-based leadership to meet their visions for social and economic change.

Water Safety for Exceptional Youth in Pictou County

“I have helped a new community down the road in Truro [Nova Scotia] to start up an accessible swimming program,” O’Dwyer says. “This was a huge success and a great surprise. We are now just waiting to see how the trial period goes!”

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Combating Indigenous Youth Suicide

Rhonda Head is a participant in Coady’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program, looking forward to graduating later this winter. As a five-time international award winning classical singer from Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Rhonda fuses classical music and the...

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Oceanpath Fellow to Represent Canada at G(irls)20 Summit

“My connection to the community of Pond Inlet first started during the summer of 2015 when I was volunteering as a peer health educator,” Kaitlyn says. “While I was there, I had the opportunity to foster strong relationships with youth during our after school programming.”

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