News and Events
At the local level many civic hospitals in Gohdra, India are only able to supply doctors and surgeons with PPE. Saheli fills the gap here, providing masks to nurses, cleaning staff, and other essential workers in these hospitals.
With women’s employment mostly at the bottom of the supply chain and informal sectors characterized by precariousness and lower wages, the COVID-19 pandemic is not gender-neutral. It, therefore, demands gender-sensitive responses and interventions by various actors.
Graduating students from Bishop’s University will now be eligible for the community leadership program along with those from the original four partner universities. The fellowship includes up to $40,000 in community project support.
Humans are hard-wired to focus on threats and problems. It’s an evolutionary survival mechanism that has served us well for thousands of years. When faced with a crisis, we usually react in one of three ways – fight, flight, or freeze. When faced with the unprecedented and existential threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s unsurprising that our threat-response mechanisms have gone into overdrive.
An expert in Inclusive Economies has begun sharing experiences of the Global South during the Covid-19 pandemic in a series of essays entitled Stories of Community Resilience and Entrepreneurship. Written by Coady Institute’s Yogesh Ghore, the essays examine innovative solutions being developed by Coady graduates, partners, and others in the Global South. Ghore has worked internationally supporting economic development in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
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.
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.
The Impact of Technology on the Non-Profit Sector
September 15, 9:00AM (ADT*)
Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – don’t forget to check your local time zone!
Continuous advancements in technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, and block chain, as well as the innovation and creativity in how these technologies can be applied to address different challenges, provide non-profit workers around the world with new tools and capabilities to help address the multi-faceted and complex social, economic, and environmental challenges they face.
Local Women’s Voices for Peace: A Community Leadership E-Conference
September 21 to 24, 2020 – In partnership with local women leaders working in the areas of women’s rights, peace, and security around the globe, Coady Institute is pleased to announce the community leadership e-conference, “Local Women’s Voices for Peace”.
Growing Social Justice at X: Reimagining the Coady Chair in Social Justice
The Coady Chair in Social Justice (CCSJ) is a program aimed at engaging StFX University, Coady and local communities in issues of social justice. The CCSJ Committee has been stepping back to reimagine together what could be, asking – how can the CCSJ best support social justice? Join us for one of these upcoming Zoom sessions to share your thoughts!
September 14, 7PM – Growing Social Justice at X : Mi’kmaq Circle
September 19, 1PM – Growing Social Justice at X : African Nova Scotian Circle
If you can’t join, but want to share your thoughts, please fill out the survey here or get in touch for a conversation.