Coady Institute has over 60 years of experience in accompanying leaders who are creating economic and social change, including the 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 with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers, scholars and community leaders to pivot in a direction that reflects current realities and recent history;
- Expanding Coady’s offerings of Indigenous women’s leadership programming 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;
- Developing online and in-community Indigenous leadership learning opportunities
- Connecting and creating knowledge exchanges for Indigenous women and communities globally; and
- Supporting the incubation of innovative Indigenous-led and Indigenous community-driven initiatives.
Circle of Abundance E-Zine
The purpose of this quarterly Ezine is to share the work we are doing at Coady Institute and to amplify stories of women leaders.
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Indigenous Women in Leadership
This seven-week course will provide you with opportunities to learn and explore the abundance of strengths and gifts that live within you and your community. This course reflects Indigenous teachings, relational leadership models, and approaches. Principles and tools are also shared.
Indigenous Women in Community Leadership
This program is grounded in relational practices and mentorship opportunities that will build upon your already trusted leadership capacities for community-led, community-driven development.
Building on Abundance in Indigenous Communities
By the end of the course, you will identify changes you want to see in your community or organization and create an engagement plan to begin putting your plan into practice.
“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
News and Events
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Indigenous Women in Community Leadership: Class of 2022
Meet the 15 Indigenous women leaders from the 2022 Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program, and learn more about their work.
10,000 Graduates and Counting
Coady Institute is marking an important milestone, surpassing the 10,000 graduate mark since being founded in 1959.
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