Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Program 2016: Supporting Women for being Leaders of Change!

Deadline: 15 January 2016

The Coady Institute’s International Centre for Women’s Leadership is offering Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program 2016. It supports First Nation, Métis and Inuit women in building their capacities to be empowered leaders and agents of change capable of strengthening and contributing to the development of their communities.

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The IWCL program’s duration is 4 months and will take place from May 2 to August 19, 2016.


  • Program participants are provided with the opportunity to receive a small leverage fund of up to $1000 to offset costs incurred while undertaking the course work required during the community placement.
  • The Community Leadership program provides successful candidates with a full scholarship that includes tuition, travel, accommodations, meals, and a three-month community placement stipend.
  • Program participants also benefit from the guidance and mentorship of accomplished Indigenous women leaders throughout their learning journey.

Program Schedule

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For 2016, the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership Program consists of three main components:

  • May 2 – May 20, 2016: A three-week on-site intensive course at the Coady International Institute in Antigonish, Nova Scotia.
  • May 21 – August 7, 2016: A three-month community placement is undertaken by the participant which includes required course work and the development of a community-based project.
  • August 8 – 19, 2016: A second residency at the Coady Institute which includes additional skills building, as well as review and presentation of the participants’ community placement project and graduation from the program.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must be:

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  • Canadian indigenous (First Nation, Métis and Inuit) woman legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Able to demonstrate leadership through community involvement or volunteer work
  • High school diploma or equivalent (GED)
  • Women who have held leadership roles for more than 10 years should not apply for this certificate, but may be eligible to apply for other Coady educational program.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Community Leadership.

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  1. Avatar christine Mahongo says

    I am one of the women who aims to develop the rural community so that women should stand on their own and develop the community to eradicate poverty. I am having an Ovc center whereby I do not have any support I am buying them food on my own and paying the cooks as little as $400.00 Nam.dollars. I am therefore looking for funds for infrastructures for the hostel and a kitchen as well as the garden materials to do vegetables in order to sustain the project. These learners are from grade 1 up to grade 7.