Global Change Leaders
for emerging women leaders from developing countries who are working on development issues
Towards a full and
Social Enterprise for Inclusive Local Economies
for development leaders and change makers seeking creative solutions.
StFX’s Coady International Institute has been educating leaders in development from around the world since 1959. Through its unique, community-based approach, Coady Institute equips citizen leaders to address contemporary global challenges and opportunities. Our network includes thousands of graduates and partners working in 130 countries. As a student at StFX, you’ll be sharing the campus with inspiring people from around the globe – from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe – and all places in between.
Mobilizing Community Leaders
Coady’s educational program offers courses that are responsive to learners’ expressed needs, priorities and experience. We place particular emphasis on education programing for women, youth and Indigenous peoples focused on community-based leadership to meet their visions for social and economic change.
Having acquired much knowledge, skills and field experience in community development, Mrs Essiet said she decided to run for political office due to the gap she saw between government and people in rural communities in Nigeria. Read...read more
Learn more about how our graduates, supporters, donors, and friends are contributing to StFX’s and Coady’s commitment to social justice, social responsibility, innovation, equity, and inclusion by reading our 2017 – 2018 annual report.read more
We celebrated the arrival of 41 global leaders from 19 countries for the 2018 Diploma in Development Leadership program to Coady, StFX University, and the communities of Antigonish at the annual Coady Welcome Social.read more