St. FX Extension Department - Coady InstituteTime 2022-07-18 22:56:19
At StFX Extension, we are committed to Moses Coady’s vision of creating “a full and abundant life for all.” In collaboration with our partners and the groups we work with, we develop and support strategies to address both the challenges and opportunities they encounter. Our approach recognizes each organization’s strengths, which can be used to mobilize its assets for meaningful change.
Build Together: Strengthening the Community Housing Sector in Nova Scotia
In partnership with the Community Housing Transformation Centre, we are working to engage with the community housing sector in Nova Scotia – to share successes, recognize strengths, address challenges and barriers, identify gaps, and discover new ways of working together for greater collective impact.Read more
Community Housing ProgramWe support affordable housing within the community housing sector through projects, programs, partnership, and professional services across Nova Scotia.Read More
We have a long and rich history of helping communities recognize their strengths to successfully leverage them for positive change, while creating “a full and abundant life for all”.
Professional ServicesThrough facilitation, strategic planning, and other services, we assist organizations and communities in discovering and enhancing their strengths so that they can achieve the results they are seeking.Read More
Our PeopleMartha FanjoyDirector of ProgramsMartha Fanjoy has more than 15 years of experience in applied research, teaching, and program development, in both Canada and internationally.Pauline MacIntoshProgram StaffAn experienced adult educator and facilitator, Pauline is passionate about working with groups engaged in strategic thinking and planning, asset-based community development, education and capacity building, and leadership for learning and change.Kelly B. SchnareResearcher - Research and Engagement Coordinator – Community Housing ProgramA white settler, land-owner starting with the Acadian Expulsion, Kelly supports complexity through relationships and science-based narratives.I’ve never really seen myself as a leader … but the Rural Leadership Program has helped me to change my perception.— Brenda LaGrandeur, Yarmouth County
The Rural Leadership Program provided an opportunity to explore my leadership qualities, styles, strengths, and weaknesses.
– Kathy Hannigan, Inverness County
We also value accessing the Extension Department as a well-respected ‘third party’ in facilitating discussions with other organizations.
– Caroline Cameron, The Gaelic Council of Nova Scotia
The work that was carried out by Extension will have a profoundly positive impact on the way we do business in Atlantic Canada…
– Basil Ryan, Chief Operating Officer Atlantic Association of CBDCs
– Ann McPhee, Ann Terry SocietyThis program has provided me with the inspiration and direction to move forward with both my personal and professional goals.
– Viola Baker, Antigonish County
News and Events
Research and Engagement Coordinator – Community Housing Program
National Housing Day
The history of National Housing Day dates back to 1998 when the homelessness advocacy group Toronto Disaster Relief Committee (TDRC) declared homelessness to be a national disaster. Now 23 years later, we know that there is still much work to be done.read more
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Our MissionWe strive to promote and advance, according to the principles of the Antigonish Movement, the economic self-reliance and social well-being of the people of Atlantic Canada through economic cooperation and education.
Our ApproachWe seek to be agents of change for our partners, organizations, and society at large. At the heart of our approach is the development philosophy that adult learning and collective action are necessary for individuals, communities, and organizations to create vibrant and resilient communities. We follow a straight-forward strategy of “listening, learning, discussing, and acting.”
When the Extension Department was established in 1928, it was dedicated to revitalizing the communities of northeastern Nova Scotia through a people-centered approach to development, which became known as the Antigonish Movement. This Movement has created a vibrant legacy that continues to ignite our passion for the work that we do today, more than 90 years since its beginning.
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