Leadership for Economic and Social Change

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

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“If you want to do good for your community, if you want to create change – Coady is the place to go.”

Tamara Cremo, Miꞌkmaꞌki (Indigenous Women in Community Leadership, 2016)

“The Coady courses are very practical and grounded to community development rather than theorizing. The trainers are very experienced and experts in making everyone learn.”

Jovita S Mlay (Asset-Based Community Development, Livelihoods and Markets, 2023)

“The Coady experience offers a comprehensive hands-on learning opportunity on a global scale.”

Tadele Worku (Climate Change Basics for Community Resilience, Future of Work and Workers, 2023)

Our Programs

Youth Leadership

Community Engagement

International Centre for Women's Leadership

Circle of Abundance

ENGAGE! Women's Empowerment & Active Citizenship

News and Events

Ela Bhatt Memorial Bursary

Ela Bhatt Memorial Bursary

For close to 40 years, Coady Institute has partnered with the Self-Employed Women’s Association, founded by the late Ela Bhatt. On the first anniversary of her death, Coady Institute and friends of Elaben are honoured to create a bursary in her memory.

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Ela Bhatt

Ela Bhatt

Today (November 2), Coady Institute learned of the passing of Ela Bhatt founder of Self-Employed Women Association (SEWA) of India a longtime Coady partner with more than 2.1 million women members working in the informal sector across 18 states in India.

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