Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute: Call for Applications

November 7, 2014

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. They are looking for candidates who want to step into more senior leadership positions within the women’s charitable economic development sector.

Specifically, they 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.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is looking to create a culturally and geographically diverse cohort of women who represent 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.

The Canadian Women’s Foundation Leadership Institute is a multi-year pilot project undertaken in partnership with the Coady International Institute at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. 

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

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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.

Orientation Webinar

The Canadian Women’s Foundation is hosting an orientation webinar on Monday, November 24th, 2014 at 12:00 pm EST, for anyone wishing to apply. Learn more >>