Are you a First Nations, Inuit, or Métis woman from Canada who is committed to community development and social change?

The Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program is now accepting applications for 2019.

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After attending a three-week intensive education program at Coady International Institute, located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People (Antigonish, Nova Scotia), you will have the opportunity to lead a development project in your community with the guidance of an established mentor.

Learn about previous community projects

This program uses Coady’s innovative and blended approach to asset-based leadership development, and prioritizes indigenous knowledge and ways of learning.

Now entering its ninth year, alumni from this program continue to make great strides in their communities.

Alumni Stories

Celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day

Celebrating National Indigenous People’s Day

Today, June 21, is the summer solstice and the 25th National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians on Turtle Island to recognize and celebrate the culture, heritage, and contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples just as Indigenous peoples have for generations. Read more…

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A Statement regarding the Mass Grave Discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School

A Statement regarding the Mass Grave Discovery at Kamloops Indian Residential School

We share in the grief of this most recent discovery; and we acknowledge that this grief is unequally carried by those directly targeted by the historical and ongoing violence against them as Indigenous communities across Turtle Island continue to experience intergenerational trauma from these experiences at the hands of Canada’s governments and church officials.

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