A letter from Executive Director, Gord Cunningham"Coady Rises to Challenges..."
The past year has made me thankful for many things including the creativity and dedication of my Coady colleagues, the passion and commitment of Coady education program participants, and donors like you who made this all possible. Without exception Coady course facilitators rose to the challenge and created exceptional online educational experiences for their participants. Coady participants, including more Canadians than ever before, leaned into the online environment and made these courses a great success. None of this would have been possible without the generosity of supporters, like you, who continued to help us to create opportunities for so many participants to take part in Coady education programs.
Today (October 17), marks the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty and approximately 10,000 Coady graduates (including 352 in the past year) – and the countless people they influence – are at work in more than 146 countries continuing to improve thousands of lives through their leadership. These graduates put their knowledge to work; mobilizing their communities to deal with immediate issues such as the Covid-19 pandemic while at the same time working to build economies that are more inclusive, more resilient communities, and more accountable governance in their organizations and communities.
Please consider supporting Coady International Institute so we may continue to offer educational programming for emerging and established community leaders with a passion for social change. Your support allows us to maintain and often increase the opportunities we can provide, ensuring that change leaders from around the globe and here in Canada have increased access to educational opportunities without additional financial burden.
To donate please send a cheque designated to “Coady International Institute” care of Lynn O’Donnell, Development Officer to 4780 Tompkins Lane BOX 5000 Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5 or donate online.
Thank you for your continuing support.
Executive Director, Coady Institute
Lack of Finances
is the #1 reason for a participant not being able to attend Coady.
A daily $2.79 donation can add up to a five-year pledge of $5,000. (That is less than an Ice Cappucino!) $9.61/week creates a $500 yearly donation.
Here are just some ways
your donation makes a difference:
of graduates gained relevant knowledge
graduates from 146 countries
overall satisfaction rate among graduates
graduates from January 2020 to October 2021
of graduates found their course highly useful to their work
other leaders trained by 2020-21 graduates
** Statistics based on course evaluations and outcome surveys sent to 287 Coady participants representing 54 countries graduating from January 2020 to March 2021 with 147 graduates answering questions from the survey.