2020 Pathy Foundation Fellowship for Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents

Deadline: November 14, 2019.

The Pathy Foundation Fellowship provides community-focused experiential learning opportunities for graduating students to become active and effective change-makers, bringing new ideas and working closely with communities to foster sustainable and positive social change in Canada and around the world.The Coady Institute is excited to partner with the following universities in offering this Fellowship: McGill UniversityQueen’s UniversityUniversity of Ottawa and St. Francis Xavier University.

The year-long Fellowship is designed for students who have:

  • demonstrated the capacity and potential to develop as effective change-agents;
  • meaningful connection with a community of their choosing, locally, nationally or internationally; and
  • EITHER an innovative idea of how this community could be strengthened or developed OR a connection with a positive and sustainable community development initiative in any field already underway within this community that they would like to build upon.


1. Fellowships are awarded to Canadian citizens or Permanent Residents.

2. Who are graduating full- time students under 30 years of age, from one of the partner universities – McGill, uOttawa, Queen’s or StFX.

3. For the upcoming cohort, you must be a full- time undergraduate (Bachelor or Diploma) or Masters final year student who will graduate in the Fall, Winter or Spring/Summer BEFORE the fellowship begins.

4. If you have already finished your studies (before Fall of the current year) you are not eligible to apply, nor are you eligible if your studies are not complete by the start date of the fellowship.



Upon selection to the program, Fellows are provided with up to $40,000 to contribute to:

  • a living allowance (including housing, food, local transport and insurance);
  • travel and travel-related expenses, to cover airfares to and from home locations and the community (if required), and, for those traveling internationally, such things as visas, immunisations and health insurance; and
  • initiative funding, to cover expenses such as start-up and operational costs.

Integrated throughout the program is the Coady Institute’s innovative and blended approach to citizen-led, community-driven, asset-based community development.  On-campus and distance learning educational methods incorporate a participant-focused, flexible learning agenda underpinned by strong adult education principles, technical expertise, and technological support.

The Fellowship also provides participants with leadership development and one-on-one coaching to support fellows’ personal learning throughout their fellowship experience.




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