Call for Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (January 20)

Are you an Indigenous woman who wants to make a difference in your community?

The application deadline is Friday, January 20, 2012

The Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program helps you, as a First Nations, Métis or Inuit woman, to create change in your community.

 The program has three components over the course of four months:

 1)A three-week intensive course in Mayat the Coady International Institute, which includes training in leadership, asset-based community development, governance & advocacy,  and project management.  During the three-week course, participants also get to meet with their mentor for about one week. We work with participants to find suitable mentors.

 2)A three-month work placement (June to August)which is identified and negotiated by the participant with the approval of the IWCL program manager.  The community placement will help them practice the tools and skills learned in the three-week course. Participants are guided and supported by their mentor during the community placement.

 3)One week at the Coady in August to reflect on the placement and overall program, to present their community placement results, and to graduate.  Mentors also return for the presentations and graduation ceremony.

 This program is made possible by the generous support of the Imperial Oil Foundation and ExxonMobil Foundation. Each successful candidate receives a full scholarship which includes tuition, travel, accommodations, meals and a 3- month community placement stipend.

More informationhttp://www.coady.stfx.ca/womens-leadership/apply

Event date: 
2012-01-20