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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“Coady acknowledges the time constraints faced by professionals and offers short courses tailored to local contexts, eliminating the need for travel to Canada. ”

Ng’endo Munyui (Towards Decolonial Feminist Leadership, 2024)

“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)

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Pathy Fellow Raising Mental Health Awareness in Pakistani Schools

Pathy Fellow Raising Mental Health Awareness in Pakistani Schools

Sara-Maya Kaba is using her Pathy Foundation Fellowship to support mental health in Pakistan. Through the Fellowship, Maya launched آواز (Aawaaz) which translates from Urdu to English as ‘sound’ or ‘voice’. She has been working with students and teachers to improve mental health outcomes through arts and sports activities.

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Journey of WISE over the past 25 years

Journey of WISE over the past 25 years

WISE starts with the resources, skills and solidary women have and unlocks their potential as community and business leaders. They help them overcome their fears and realize their full potential. Everybody has worth, contributions, knowledge and strengths. “From the...

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StFX espi-kina’matno’kuom etek Mi’kma’ki, wejkwa’taqanik Mi’kmaq maqamikewmuew mna’q iknmuetu’tik. Nalikitquniejk na Mi’kmawey wisun wjit Antigonish teluek Aklasie’w-iktuk, ‘place where branches are torn off.’ 


StFX is located in Mi’kma’ki, the unceded ancestral territory of the Mi’kmaw people. The Mi’kmaw name for Antigonish is Nalikitquniejk, meaning ‘place where branches are torn off.’