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)

News and Events

Now Open: 2024 Sister-to-Sister Program

Now Open: 2024 Sister-to-Sister Program

The Nobel Women’s Initiative (NWI) has opened applications for the 2024 Sister-to-Sister feminist peacebuilders leadership program. Women are indispensable in peacebuilding though historically overlooked and marginalized in formal peace processes. This understanding,...

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Event: Pathy Fellowship Poster Fair

Event: Pathy Fellowship Poster Fair

May 23 | Join the 2023-24 Pathy Fellows as they share their experiences implementing innovative projects around the world. Nine Fellows working in Canada, Pakistan, Nigeria, Uganda, Tanzania, and Malawi on a diverse range of social-change initiatives will present their projects.

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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.’