The Global Youth Leaders Program In Canada

Applications are now open for the Global Youth Leaders Program taking place from September 18 – October 6, 2017 in Antigonish, Canada. The Global Youth Leaders is a three-week education program offered at the Coady Institute. This program enables young development practitioners from developing countries to strengthen their leadership capacities. Deadline to apply is February 13th.

Participants engage in learning that is grounded in real-world experiences and focused on Coady’s core thematic areas. Through a shared learning environment with others from around the world, participants are exposed to a range of experiences and the beginnings of a potentially lifelong network of support.

Main criteria

  • Young leaders (20-30 years old) from developing countries who are working on development issues;
  • Possess a minimum of two years of demonstrated experience in social, environmental or economic development in sectors such as livelihoods or inclusive economic development, food security, environment, access to education and health care, governance, and the rights of girls and women;
  • Are practitioners in civil society organizations including community-based organizations and not-for-profits, or active in public or private institutions, donor/philanthropic agencies, social movements or in a social enterprise/business;
  • Have strong oral and written English language competencies.

The fee for participation is 3500 CAD. It includes: tuition, accommodation and meals. Most qualified candidates receive a scholarship to assist with program costs.


The Coady International Institute offers a range of full and partial scholarships. Thanks to the generous financial support of Global Affairs Canada, as well as a number of individual and institutional donors, the Coady International Institute is able to offer partial scholarships to most candidates accepted into the Institute’s training programs.

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