Education Programs


Due to the prevailing global and local circumstances concerning COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Coady Institute is cancelling all Canada-based courses through from May to mid-August  for 2020. Our ambition, at the moment, is to resume on-campus courses by late August, if at all possible. In the best traditions of community-based development, we will innovate and improvise as circumstances require. If wish consider applying to any of our 2-week Certificate courses that will be on offer starting in September, full details and dates will be available on our web page as they emerge. Click here for more information.

Coady offers educational programming for emerging and established community leaders with a passion for social change.

Programs are hosted both on-campus at StFX University in Canada and off-campus in communities around the globe.

Check back regularly for updates to program offerings.

Our Programs

On-Campus Certificate courses for 2020:

Community-led Action in a Changing Climate (August 24 – September 4, 2020)
Women’s Leadership in Community Development (August 24 – September 4, 2020)
Advocacy: Increasing Citizen Voice and Agency (September 7 – September 18, 2020)
Social Enterprise for Inclusive Local Economies (September 7 – September 18, 2020)
Asset-based Citizen-led Development (September 21 – October 2, 2020)
Facilitation and Training Approaches for Community-led Change (October 5 – October 16, 2020)
Action Research for Citizen-led Change (October 19 – October 30, 2020)
Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding (October 19 – October 30, 2020)
Building Resilient Communities (November 2 – November 13, 2020)
Citizen-led Accountability: Strategies and Tools (November 2 – November 13, 2020)
Future of Work and Workers (November 16 – November 27, 2020)
Participatory Tools for Gender Justice (November 16 – November 27, 2020)
Livelihoods and Markets (TBA, April 2021)
Development Evaluation for Social Impact (TBA, Canadian participants only)

Flagship Program:

Ongoing Programs for Women:

Ongoing Programs for Youth:

Online Programs:

  • Advancing Women’s Leadership in Conflict Transformation, Peacebuilding and Community Development – application closed for 2020
  • Climate Basics for Community Resilience Application closed for 2020

Please Note

Coady International Institute does not accept third party applications. Individuals need to submit their application via Coady’s website and should use caution when approached by those offering services to complete the application and admissions process.