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

Pathy Fellow Supporting Student Athletes to Lead Cultures of Consent

Pathy Fellow Supporting Student Athletes to Lead Cultures of Consent

Aubrey Rose Apps is a recent graduate of Queen’s University where she co-chaired a student-based advocacy group called Consensual Humans. Motivated to continue this work beyond the walls of her alma mater, she is using her Pathy Fellowship to support student athletes to become leaders in consent education.

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Pathy Fellowship adds Alumnx Seat to Selection Committee

Pathy Fellowship adds Alumnx Seat to Selection Committee

The Pathy Foundation Fellowship is pleased to announce that for the first time, a designated Pathy Alumnx position will be added to the program’s Selection Committee. Daniela Gallardo (Cohort 6, 2021-22) will become the eighth member of this year’s Selection Committee and will contribute to interviewing, evaluating, and deliberating which candidates will form Cohort 9 of the Pathy Foundation Fellowship.

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