Coady Institute has 60 years of experience in accompanying leaders who are creating economic and social change and for the past 10 years has developed and held its award winning Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program. Donations to Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership will help Coady in:
- Learning from its work over the last 10 years with Indigenous women leaders and pivoting in a direction that reflects current realities and recent history;
- Expanding Coady’s offerings of Indigenous women’s leadership programs across the country, for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit women leaders, both in their community as well as on-campus programs at St. Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia;
- Connecting and creating exchanges for Indigenous women globally; and
- Supporting the incubation of a new Indigenous-led and Indigenous-run women’s initiative.
We are now accepting applications for the following:
(March 30 – April 27, 2021)
This program, open to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit participants residing in Canada, will introduce you to Indigenous principles and practices for community work that build on strengths and assets for action. Our goal is to provide you with community-building tools and methods to meet the needs of present-day Indigenous families, communities, and Nations. Read more about the Building Abundance in Indigenous Communities program.
(May 19 – June 30, 2021)
This course supports Indigenous women in revitalizing roles and responsibilities and reclaiming places of honour and respect as leaders within their communities and organizations. It is grounded in relational practices and will guide you to identify and connect with cultural values, build upon your already trusted leadership capacities for community-led, community-driven development, and create spaces for social change. Read more about the Indigenous Women in Leadership program.
“The Circle of Abundance is something I support because I believe that there’s no stronger advocate for a community than those living within that community. I believe in women. I believe in their power to build local economies. I believe in their power to build resilient communities. It’s incredibly exciting to be working with Indigenous leaders at Coady, learning from their lived experiences, and of course their collective wisdom.”
– Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
March 10 | Join us during International Women’s Week for a discussion circle with the program teaching staff from the International Centre for Women’s Leadership at Coady Institute, who will analyze the moves women are making, the scores and the setbacks, and what’s at stake.
Coady Institute is accepting applications from StFX students for up to four summer student intern positions in the areas of Indigenous leadership and women’s leadership.
“Keepers” by Mi’gmaq artist Tracey Metallic will serve as the visual representation of Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership’s work and goals.
Media articles on Circle of Abundance
- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $200K to Indigenous women’s program | eTalk | The Loop
- Hollywood A-listers kick off campaign in support of Indigenous women’s leadership – Port Hawkesbury Reporter
- A NL woman works with a Hollywood star to help Indigenous women’s leadership | CBC Newfoundland Morning
- Film stars Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate to Indigenous women’s program | CBC News
- Hollywood duo Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds donate $200,000 to help kick-start Indigenous women’s leadership program – The Globe and Mail
- Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Donate $200,000 to Indigenous Women’s Program in Nova Scotia | Exclaim
- Coady Institute’s new fundraiser | CTV News
- Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Donate $200,000 Indigenous Women Leadership Initiative |com
- Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively Donate $200,000 To Support Indigenous Women Leaders | HuffPost Canada Life
- FX University launches fund for Indigenous women’s leadership, gets A-lister donation – Halifax | Globalnews.ca