Leadership for Economic and Social Change

Coady Institute offers educational programming for emerging and established community leaders with a passion for social change.

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“Coady acknowledges the time constraints faced by professionals and offers short courses tailored to local contexts, eliminating the need for travel to Canada. ”

Ng’endo Munyui (Towards Decolonial Feminist Leadership, 2024)

“If you want to do good for your community, if you want to create change – Coady is the place to go.”

Tamara Cremo, Miꞌkmaꞌki (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, 2016)

“The Coady courses are very practical and grounded to community development rather than theorizing. The trainers are very experienced and experts in making everyone learn.”

Jovita S Mlay (Asset-Based Community Development, Livelihoods and Markets, 2023)

“The Coady experience offers a comprehensive hands-on learning opportunity on a global scale.”

Tadele Worku (Climate Change Basics for Community Resilience, Future of Work and Workers, 2023)

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National Indigenous People’s Day 2024: Uplifting Indigenous Women Leaders through Mentorship

National Indigenous People’s Day 2024: Uplifting Indigenous Women Leaders through Mentorship

For many generations, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit people have celebrated their culture and heritage on the summer solstice – the longest day of the year. We join in celebrating the diverse cultures of Indigenous people across Turtle Island with the intentions of solidarity, community, kinship, and reconciliation.

Today, we highlight some of the invaluable Mentors for the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program.

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StFX espi-kina’matno’kuom etek Mi’kma’ki, wejkwa’taqanik Mi’kmaq maqamikewmuew mna’q iknmuetu’tik. Nalikitquniejk na Mi’kmawey wisun wjit Antigonish teluek Aklasie’w-iktuk, ‘place where branches are torn off.’ 


StFX is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaw people. The Mi’kmaw name for Antigonish is Nalikitquniejk, meaning ‘place where branches are torn off.’