Circle of Abundance

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.

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We are now accepting applications for the following:

Building Abundance in Indigenous Communities

(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.


Indigenous Women in Leadership

(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

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Coady International Institute

St. Francis Xavier University
4780 Tompkins Lane
PO Box 5000
Antigonish, NS B2G 2W5

Phone: (902) 867-3960
Phone: 1-866-820-7835 (within Canada)
Fax: (902) 867-3907

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