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.

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.

Targeted towards students 29 years old and under who are about to graduate from undergraduate or Masters level study at Bishop’s, McGill, uOttawa, Queen’s or StFX, the program offers up to $40,000 in funding to support Fellows’ travel, living expenses and project costs, while providing them with comprehensive learning support and ongoing guidance throughout.

If you have a meaningful connection with a community and an innovative idea of how that community can be strengthened, this program might be for you!

More Information

For more information about youth programs, please email coadyyouth@stfx.ca.

Apply Now! Pathy Foundation Fellowship for Youth Leaders from StFX, McGill, Queen’s, Bishop’s, and UOttawa

Apply Now! Pathy Foundation Fellowship for Youth Leaders from StFX, McGill, Queen’s, Bishop’s, and UOttawa

The Pathy Foundation Fellowship provides community-focused experiential learning opportunities for exceptional young leaders to become active and effective change-makers. Graduating students from five partner universities – St. Francis Xavier University, McGill University, Queen’s University, Bishop’s University, and University of Ottawa – have the opportunity to work closely with communities to foster sustainable and positive social change locally, nationally, or internationally.

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Student Interns Enhance Women’s Leadership Team

Student Interns Enhance Women’s Leadership Team

As part of our commitment to developing youth leaders, twelve student summer interns have been working alongside Coady Institute and the Centre for Employment Innovation (CEI) staff members over the last few months. We are pleased to introduce you to the four International Centre for Women’s Leadership interns at Coady Institute.

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Canadian Youth Leaders Drive Social Change as they join Coady’s Graduate Network

Canadian Youth Leaders Drive Social Change as they join Coady’s Graduate Network

As the Pathy Foundation Fellowship participants and supporting staff adjust to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, they were swift to see opportunity in creating a participatory digital platform for the revamped Debrief Week. The week was capped with a virtual graduation ceremony as Julia, Jessica, Salome, Giovanni, Stewart, Maggie, Hanan, Lauren, and Nicola join more than 7000 graduates from 122 countries as part of Coady’s graduate network.

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