The Women Leaders – Who Can Participate?

For this year’s program, the Canadian Women’s Foundation is welcoming applications from emerging and mid-career female leaders with a minimum of 3 years of management experience working in women’s economic development organizations.  We are looking for candidates who want to step into more senior leadership positions within the women’s charitable economic development sector.

Specifically, we are interested in women who want to participate in women-centered leadership training to manage change, build the CED sector, support partnership development and become a force for change for women in Canada.

Eligible candidates must be able to demonstrate emerging leadership through their existing employment, community involvement or volunteer work. Candidates must also have a high level of proficiency in English, both written and spoken.

We are looking to create a culturally and geographically diverse cohort of womenwhorepresent diverse communities, opinions and interests.  Consideration will be given to women from diverse backgrounds including Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis, Inuit), Black women and women of colour, rural or northern women, immigrant women, and women with disabilities. 

Are You Interested in Applying?

As this program is demanding in nature, applicants and their organizations need to ensure that participants have the time and capacity to participate fully.  In addition to participating in the residential learning and distance learning components, the 25 candidates are expected to demonstrate increased leadership potential within their organizations and apply their learning on the job.  Throughout the program, the leaders are also expected to assess their participation and reflect on their learning experience.

If you are interested in applying or you know someone who would be appropriate, please go to Coady Institute to find out more about eligibility, access a copy of the application guide and apply directly online.

Applications are due on or before Monday, January 5, 2015 at 5 pm, EST.

If you are eligible to apply, we encourage you to participate in a one-hour Orientation Webinaron Monday, November 24, 2014 at 12:00 noon EST. This will provide you with more details about the Leadership Institute and give you an opportunity to ask questions. If you miss the webinar, you can review it online after November 25, 2014 at Coady Institute. To register for the webinar, please contact the Canadian Women’s Foundation at You must RSVP to participate.