An education at Coady inspires development leaders with critical thinking, practical skills, and tools to support communities organizing for change. Click for more information.

Coady is a recognized leader in education and action research for community-driven development. Established in 1959, we now count more than 7,000 graduates working to improve the lives of their fellow citizens in more than 130 countries.

Towards a full

and abundant life

for all

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.

Local meets Global

As part of the revamped Coady Neighbours Program, Coady is partnering with local organizations to host events where Coady participants and community members can engage, learn, and share with each other.

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Coady graduate, Abiodun Essiet

Having acquired much knowledge, skills and field experience in community development, Mrs Essiet said she decided to run for political office due to the gap she saw between government and people in rural communities in Nigeria. Read...

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A Full and Abundant Life For All

Learn more about how our graduates, supporters, donors, and friends are contributing to StFX’s and Coady’s commitment to social justice, social responsibility, innovation, equity, and inclusion by reading our 2017 – 2018 annual report.

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