Pathy Foundation Fellowship

Pathy Foundation Fellowship

Post-Grad Fellowship Opportunity at Bishop's

One year. One Project. Unleash your potential.

The Pathy Foundation Fellowship is a 12-month intensive community-focused experiential learning opportunity for graduating students to become active and effective change-makers, working closely with communities to foster sustainable and positive social change.

Application timeline

Applications open: September 9th, 2021

Applications close: November 11th, 2021 at 2 p.m. Eastern

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What exactly is the Pathy Fellowship?

The following video will provide you with information pertaining to the fellowship, including eligibility, timelines and schedules, as well as past Pathy projects.

Please note that in the video Dr. Teed makes reference to a salary. Please note that there is no official salary. The $40,000 in funding covers living, travel, and initiative costs. Travel, meals and accommodation for the selection process, and all components of the on-campus training are also covered by the program. For further information on the funding received through the Fellowship, please visit: https://pathyfellowship.com/faqs/

Selection Criteria 1 – Your Initiative

This video is intended to provide students with information pertaining to the first Pathy Fellowship Criteria, your initiative. The video details information on what this criteria incorporates and also provides helpful tips. The video concludes with goals that you can complete on your own prior to attending a workshop on your initiative.

If you completed your goals as suggested in the video, please feel free to participate in a workshop taking place on October 1st, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from Dr. Teed, Jessica Franko from the Pathy Fellowship, and invited guests. To register for the workshop, please contact Dr. Mike Teed (mteed@ubishops.ca).

Examples of past Fellows’ projects:

Whether connecting Somali diaspora in Ottawa, revitalizing Mi’kmaq culture and identity in Ktaqmkuk (Newfoundland), facilitating reforestation in Panama, working on the cross-sections of menstrual health and economic empowerment in Godhra, India, or establishing inclusive sport models in Antigonish, Pathy Fellows have worked across the globe on a wide variety of unique and innovative community-focused projects.

Check out what former Fellows have done here!

Selection Criteria 2 – You, The Candidate

This video is intended to provide students with information pertaining to the second Pathy Fellowship Criteria, you, the candidate. The video provides viewers with helpful tips on how to highlight their strengths and interest within this criteria and how to make their application stand out. The video finishes with specific goals that you can complete prior to attending a workshop on how to present yourself to the Pathy Fellowship.

If you completed your goals as suggested in the video, please feel free to participate in a workshop taking place on October 22nd, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from Dr. Teed, Jessica Franko from the Pathy Fellowship, and invited guests. To register for the workshop, please contact Dr. Mike Teed (mteed@ubishops.ca).

Selection Criteria 3 – The Community

This video is intended to provide students with information pertaining to the third Pathy Fellowship Criteria, the community. The video provides viewers with helpful tips on how to network and develop relationships with various communities. The video finishes with specific goals that you can complete prior to attending a workshop on how to build networks with communities.

If you completed your goals as suggested in the video, please feel free to participate in a workshop taking place on November 5th, between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. You will be given the opportunity to receive feedback from Dr. Teed, Jessica Franko from the Pathy Fellowship, and invited guests. To register for the workshop, please contact Dr. Mike Teed (mteed@ubishops.ca).

Is the Pathy Foundation Fellowship a good fit for you?

  • Do you feel like you have an idea that could make a significant impact on a community you have a connection with?
  • Would you like to take this idea and actually put it into action?
  • Are you looking to acquire real life leadership experience?
  • Are you interested in becoming an entrepreneur?
  • Could you use $40 000 to make an impact in a community?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, are you up for the challenge?

Anxious about implementing your idea? Get support to help you succeed!

The Fellowship provides professional leadership training and support through the Coady International Institute. Fellows will be provided with comprehensive training prior to and during the year to help them lead their community development project anywhere in the world. Fellows are also supported throughout the year with periodic one-on-one check-ins with a personal development coach, and the program supervisor, as well as through peer-support structures and Coady Institute mentorship.

As a fellow, you will acquire amazing opportunities:

Professional development: Learn how to take your idea and put it into action.  You will learn how to pitch your idea, develop a strategic plan, manage a budget, implement your ideas, and evaluate and report on the outcomes of your socially-innovative project. You will also be given opportunities to develop valuable network connections to help kick-start your career.

Personal Growth: Through personal development and leadership coaching, you will become more self-aware of your personality and leadership skills, enhancing the impact that you can have as a leader. You will learn valuable intrapersonal, interpersonal, and leadership skills that will help you throughout your personal life and professional career.

Community Engagement: You will learn how to create collaborative and innovative solutions to community priorities, and will be introduced to leading development practices, principles, approaches and participatory tools. You will have an opportunity to connect with community leaders, other change-makers and develop your professional and personal networks.

As an applicant, what do I need to be selected?

  • The capacity and potential to develop as an effective change agent.
  • A meaningful connection with a community of your choosing, locally, nationally, or internationally.
  • An innovative idea of how your chosen community could be strengthened or developed; or a connection with a positive sustainable developmental initiative in any field already underway within this community that could be built upon or strengthened.
  • Applicants must be in their final year of studies, be a permanent resident or Canadian citizen, and be under the age of 30.
  • Bishop’s Masters and Undergraduate students are eligible, as are students from McGill, Queen’s, St. Francis Xavier University, and University of Ottawa.

For additional information on the Pathy Foundation Fellowship, its benefits, and the application process, please consult the PDF brochure.

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When do you complete your studies?

Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Fall 2021 – Spring 2022
Cohort
2022-23
Applications Open Applications Close
Sep 7, 2021 Nov 11, 2021
Selection
Jan 26-27, 2022
Foundations for Community Change
Jun 6-24, 2022
Final Planning Workshop
Aug 22-26, 2022
Community Phase Start Community Phase End
Sep 2022 May 2023
Debrief
May 22-26, 2023
Fall 2022 - Spring 2023
Fall 2022 – Spring 2023
Cohort
2023-24
Applications Open Applications Close
Sep 6, 2022 Nov 10, 2022
Selection
Jan 25-26, 2023
Foundations for Community Change
Jun 5-23, 2023
Final Planning Workshop
Aug 28-Sep1, 2023
Community Phase Start Community Phase End
Sep 2023 May 2024
Debrief
May 27-31, 2024
Fall 2023 - Spring 2024
Fall 2023 – Spring 2024
Cohort
2024-25
Applications Open Applications Close
Sep 5, 2023 Nov 9, 2023
Selection
Jan 31-Feb 1, 2024
Foundations for Community Change
Jun 10-28, 2024
Final Planning Workshop
Aug 26-30, 2024
Community Phase Start Community Phase End
Sep 2024 May 2025
Debrief
May 26-30, 2025

Application process:

Up to 20 applicants are shortlisted in December for a two-day selection process in Montreal in late January. Up to 12 Pathy Foundation Fellowships will be awarded. If you have questions or are seeking additional information, you can explore one of the two resources:

Pathy Fellowship Information Sessions

Are you curious about the Pathy Fellowship? Do you feel interested in applying but would like to gather a bit more information about the program and the application process? Please feel free to participate in any of the following information sessions. Each information session will be facilitated by Jessica Franko, Pathy Fellowship Program Assistant and past fellow.

  • September 15 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern
  • September 22 – 3:00 p.m. Eastern
  • September 29 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 7 – 11:00 a.m. Eastern
  • October 14 – 12:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 21 – 1:00 p.m. Eastern

If you are interested in participating in any of these sessions, please register at the following site: https://linktr.ee/pathyfellowship

Pathy Fellowship Student Hours (Questions and Support)

Are you in the process of applying for the Pathy Fellowship but are struggling with certain components of the application form? If so, don’t be scared to ask for support. Please feel free to book a one-on-one session with Jessica Franko, Pathy Fellowship Program Assistant and past fellow, for support and encouragement. One-on-one sessions can be booked on the dates provided below. To register, please visit https://linktr.ee/pathyfellowship

  • September 21 and 28 – bookable from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • October 5, 12, 19, and 26 – bookable from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern
  • November 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10 – bookable from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern

For additional information fellowship, please feel free to visit their FAQ page at the following address: https://pathyfellowship.com/faqs/

Questions or thinking of applying?

For more information, please contact Dr. Mike Teed at mteed@ubishops.ca.

It is highly recommended that you liaise with your university representative as you complete your application.

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