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.
Salome Nduta Mbugua (Global Change Leaders, 2016), a Protection Officer for the National Coalition of Human Rights Defenders in Kenya will be awarded the inaugural Scottish Bar International Human Rights Award at a ceremony in Edinburg this November.read more
In celebration of 100 years of the Antigonish Movement and 90 years of StFX Extension Department as well as the upcoming 60th anniversary of Coady International Institute in 2019, there can be no better time to introduce the Kay Thompson Desjardins Award for Social Entrepreneurship sponsored by Coady and presented by the Antigonish Chamber of Commerce.read more