Leadership for Economic and Social Change
Coady Institute offers educational programming for emerging and established community leaders with a passion for social change.
“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)
International Centre for Women's Leadership
Circle of Abundance
ENGAGE! Women's Empowerment & Active Citizenship
News and Events
Coady Institute partner Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) of India is examining how climate shocks are affecting poor women who work in the informal sector and offering educational programming to prepare for and mitigate risks.
Women Entrepreneurs in India Adapt to Changing Climate: StFX Student Interns Conduct Focus Groups with SEWA
St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) students Emma Jewkes and Sydney Anthony recently travelled to Ahmedabad, India as part of the Sears Internships in Social Enterprise Program – an initiative launched as part of the John T. Sears Chair in Corporate Social Responsibility at StFX’s Schwartz School of Business.
A British online magazine and former First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama have recognized a 2015 Coady Institute graduate Maria Omare as one of Red magazine’s The Next 25: 25 visionaries to watch. Maria is founder of The Action Foundation. The foundation helps build inclusive and resilient communities for children, women, and girls with disabilities in Kenya.