Coady International Institute

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The Coady International Institute

Established by St. Francis Xavier University in 1959, and named for Rev. Dr. Moses Coady, the Coady International Institute works with innovative people and organizations to create effective, practical and sustainable solutions to reduce global poverty and injustice. The Coady Institute accomplishes this through leadership education, action partnerships, and research. The Institute also engages in initiatives to help young Canadians become active global citizens.

For more than 50 years the Coady Institute has been educating leaders from around the world in community-based, citizen-driven development and social and economic change. The Institute now has over 5,500 graduates in 130 countries.

Participants from across the world, attend programs that range from one, two and three-week certificates to a 19-week Diploma in Development Leadership.

Programs are designed for mid-to senior level staff in NGOs, not for profit organizations, government adn the private sector. Programs enhance understanding and skills in community-based approaches and models. Those who attend benefit from the knowledge of experienced facilitators, other participants and highly qualified guest speakers, through a campus-based, distance or regional offferings.

Scholarships are available to eligible candidates.

Application can be found online at and can be submitted by e-mail to or mailed to the Admissions Office, Coady International Institute.

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Phone: 902-867-3961

Fax: 902-867-3907

St. Francis Xavier University, P.O. Box 5000, Antigonish, NS, B2G 2W5, Canada

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