News and Events


Op-ed: 20 Million Face Masks

Op-ed: 20 Million Face Masks

As the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, a pressing and immediate issue is the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the front-line health workers who are working to save the lives of others. Facemasks are an essential part of the PPE. The answer is coming from an unusual and unexpected place: poor women, most of whom are living in the rural economy, and probably never heard of such masks before.

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Op-ed: What’s in Your Basket?

Op-ed: What’s in Your Basket?

The current pandemic has caused significant disruptions in the supply chain of food across the world. The stories of community innovation in times of crisis, as highlighted here present an opportunity to look at the role of citizens in shaping their own development beyond the current crisis.

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Upcoming Events

Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership

Join the Circle of Abundance and help us in reaching our $1M fundraising goal. Every $1 donated becomes $2 in this match campaign!

Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership was launched with a generous donation by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and a matching contribution by the Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund.

Learn more about the initiative and how you too can amplify Indigenous women’s leadership.


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One People, One Heartbeat: Creating Connections through Art

Coady Institute is celebrating the International Day of Friendship with the launch of an online art gallery. We are inviting Coady graduates from around the world to submit up to three examples of their art. Entries selected will be a featured in an online/virtual exhibition beginning July 30.

Deadline for submissions: Sunday, July 12, 5pm (ADT)


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COVID-19 Webinar Series:

Drawing on our Collective Strengths to Promote Civic Leadership in these Extraordinary Times

We are hearing that around the world, Coady graduates and their organizations are finding ways to support their communities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. For that reason, we are convening a series of community conversations of Coady grads to share ideas and experiences, questions and challenges as to how we can best respond to COVID-19, using an asset-based, community driven approach.

Missed a webinar? Watch them all on our YouTube Channel playlist

Reimagining the Coady Chair in Social Justice

The Coady Chair in Social Justice (CCSJ) is a fund aimed at engaging StFX University, Coady Institute, and the community in issues of social justice. This spring the CCSJ Committee is stepping back to engage stakeholders in reimagining what could be. Join us in sharing your thoughts. Learn more about the Coady Chair in Social Justice (CCSJ).

Thank you to all who attended the CCSJ Engagement sessions. Missed the sessions? Send us your thoughts by completing the survey below.


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