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Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund set to Amplify Celebrity Donation to StFX’s Coady Institute
Every new $1 becomes $2 dollars as fund agrees to match donations | Earlier this week, Coady Institute kicked off a campaign in support of the Institite’s Indigenous programming. Ryan Reynolds’ and Blake Lively’s $200,000 gift launched the campaign. The Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund is now willing to commit $500,000 to Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership by matching dollar-to-dollar Blake and Ryan’s donation and up to another $300,000 to match any new donations.
As with many things, it began with a phone call. For Marie Delorme that phone call came from a colleague 11 years ago and included an invitation to have dinner with Mary Coyle to discuss a concept that led to the founding of Coady’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program, which now has more than 144 First Nation, Métis, and Inuit women graduates.
With good spirits, we are grateful to work with Coady Institute, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, and other partners. We have a shared vision for raising the profile of Indigenous women’s leadership and voices in Canada and globally. Read more…
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively donate $200,000 to StFX’s Coady Institute | St. Francis Xavier University’s Coady Institute is excited to announce the launch of the Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership with a goal of raising $1m to support Coady’s Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership and the Centre’s Indigenous programming. The creation of the fund comes as Canada’s National Indigenous History Month concludes.
A longtime partner has awarded Coady Institute a $30,000 grant in support of Indigenous women. The Donner Canadian Foundation funding will help Coady enhance its award-winning Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program for the coming decade. The grant will also ensure participation of Métis women in a newer program of online workshops and courses with specific curriculum and resources that will benefit communities.
As the Pathy Foundation Fellowship participants and supporting staff adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were swift to see opportunity in creating a participatory digital platform for the revamped Debrief Week. The week was capped with a virtual graduation ceremony as Julia, Jessica, Salome, Giovanni, Stewart, Maggie, Hanan, Lauren, and Nicola join more than 7000 graduates from 122 countries as part of Coady’s graduate network.
Webinar Series: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on the Future of Work and Workers
Coady Institute and the Centre for Employment Innovation are reviving the tradition of Kitchen Table meetings through a series of online discussions on the Future of Work and Workers so that we may collectively learn from each other.
Reflections and Insights from the Canadian Labour Movement
Oct 7, 2020 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – don’t forget to check your local time zone!
This webinar is the fourth in a recently launched series of facilitated discussions exploring some of the key themes that are redefining work as we know it today. Focusing on the context in Nova Scotia in particular and integrating the broader Canadian perspective, issues that will be explored include the role of precarious workers, implications of a green / decarbonised economy for jobs and workers, a worker-centered response to new and emerging technologies, and the future of organised labour.