Youth Leadership

Youth Leadership

Last year, the world’s population surpassed seven billion people, more than half of whom are under the age of 30. Young people are at the heart of today’s great strategic opportunities and challenges, from rebuilding the global economy to combating violent extremism to building a sustainable environment. Coady programs support the aspirations of young leaders around the globe for positive social change.

Recent events around the world demonstrate that young people are at the heart of social justice and social change. The Coady Institute recognizes both the need for and the capacity of youth leaders to play a pivotal role in community change. We are dedicated to providing knowledge-sharing, global experiences and education to support the aspirations of youth leaders in Canada and the developing world. Grounded in the Coady International Institute’s approach to citizen-led development, Coady Youth Programs offers learning opportunities for young leaders to develop the capacity for citizen action towards a more just world.

 

Our Programs

Pathy Foundation Fellowship
Pathy Foundation Fellowship

This year-long experiential learning and community development Fellowship is designed to provide young people with opportunities to further develop skills in becoming active and effective change-makers. Through working with a community – local, national or international – with which they have a connection, Fellows foster sustainable and positive social change in the world.

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Leadership for Young Professionals
Leadership for Young Professionals

Online Offering. This course is intended to support young professionals in the early stages of their careers as they explore what leadership means to them in the context of their work and future goals. It will offer participants the chance to grow their understanding of what leadership means, explore their own personal strengths as leaders, learn new skills, and begin to think through how they can apply their leadership in the workplace.

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In the News

Meet the 2024 Coady Summer Interns

Meet the 2024 Coady Summer Interns

An invaluable part of the team at Coady Institute are the student interns who dedicate their summer months to learning, leading, and supporting the work of the Institute. This year we have four students employed across various projects and teams including the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI), Circle of Abundance, Education Programs, and Marketing and Communications.

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Introducing the 2024-25 Pathy Fellows 

Introducing the 2024-25 Pathy Fellows 

We are pleased to announce the incoming young leaders for the 2024-25 Pathy Foundation Fellowship at Coady Institute.

The incoming Fellows will attend skill-building sessions and planning workshops at Coady Institute before commencing the ten-month community phase. Fellows will work with community partners to implement a broad diversity of projects, from capacity building and advocacy work with blind youth through storytelling in Nepal, to enhancing equitable access to haircare for Black youth in Ottawa, Ontario, to creating culturally sensitive spaces for addiction support in Edmonton, Alberta, and more

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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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