Bursary Program


The Centre for Employment Innovation offers full bursaries to eligible applicants for select Coady Institute courses, in an effort to provide educational opportunities that may help our province:

  • increase diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • promote sustainability and/or strategic growth;
  • alleviate poverty and strengthen livelihoods;
  • provide unique skill-building and learning opportunities to employment services providers;
  • create meaningful employment opportunities for all residents of Nova Scotia.


Eligibility Requirements:

Full Bursaries are available from the Centre for Employment Innovation, for select Coady Institute courses, to eligible applicants from Nova Scotia. This includes applicants working for (or in a Board Director position in) a program or agency engaged in employment services delivery (priority is given to Nova Scotia Works employment services centres) as well as those engaged in social innovation activities to alleviate poverty, strengthen livelihoods and create more equitable employment and entrepreneurial opportunities with and for systemically oppressed groups, including African Nova Scotians, People of African Descent, persons with disability, First Nations, Indigenous Peoples, recent immigrants and racialized persons, and persons on Employment and Income Support Assistance.


How to Apply:

To apply for a bursary, please follow the below steps:

  • Choose an upcoming Coady course eligible for a bursary (upcoming eligible courses listed below).
  • Complete the applicable Coady course Application Form.
  • On the Application Form, select YES when you reach the question, ‘Do you wish to apply for a bursary?’.
  • If your application to the Coady course is accepted, your application for a bursary will then be reviewed.


If you have additional questions about the Bursary Program, please contact: cei@stfx.ca



Upcoming Courses:

Research Methods for Social Impact | ONLINE COURSE

February 22 – April 4, 2021

Through an interactive learning approach that models adult learning principles and uses asynchronous and synchronous learning modalities, participants will explore the social and ethical implications of community-based research, develop data gathering tools such as survey questionnaires, interview and focus group techniques, investigate approaches to data analysis and management, and examine ways to communicate results to different audiences.

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Introduction to Social Enterprise | ONLINE COURSE

March 1 – April 16, 2021

There has been growing interest in social enterprise as a vehicle to create social change while addressing the age-old question of sustainability. Beginning with an assessment of the emergence and history of the social entrepreneurship movement, this course will cover topics such as the for-profit and not-for-profit divide, the need for varied capital at different stages, and aspects of institutional and personal leadership.

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