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Pathy Foundation Fellowships

Are you up for the challenge?  

One year.  One project.  Unleash your potential.

The Pathy Fellowship provides community-focused experiential learning opportunities for graduating students to become active and effective change-makers, bringing new ideas and working closely with communities to foster sustainable and positive social change in Canada and around the world.

The year-long fellowship is for graduating students who have:

  • demonstrated the capacity and potential to develop as effective change-agents;
  • meaningful connection with a community of their choosing locally, nationally or internationally; and,
  • either have an innovative idea of how this community could be strengthened or developed OR a connection with a positive sustainable community development initiative in any field already underway within this community that they would like to build upon.

Successful candidates will receive up to $40,000 in funding.

Want to hear more about the Pathy Fellowship Experience and why we think this is such an amazing post-graduate experience? Checkout the CampusBeat podcast where former Pathy Program Assistant and returned fellow, JP Dobson, shares insights about his experience!

Visit the Pathy website for more information

Application Timeline

Applications for the 2022-23 Pathy Fellowship open on September 7, 2021 and are due November 11, 2021 .  Click here to fill out an expression of interest form.  

Summer Promotion Events!

This year the Pathy Fellowship is organizing a few new events so that you can learn more about the fellowship experience and the types of skills involved in designing and implementing a community-focused project.

  • Student Info Session - July 29th @ 12pm Eastern
  • Facebook Live Q&A with Program Alumnx - August 17th @ 5pm Eastern
  • Project Management Workshop - August 18th @ 12pm Eastern OR August 19 @ 12pm Eastern
  • Staff & Faculty (only) Info Session - August 19th @ 2pm Eastern

To sign up for any of these events, fill out this form.

Queen's 2021-22 Fellow

Prishni Seyone

Prishni's Initiative: "Coming together to target family violence," Start With Youth, Toronto, ON

Starts With Youth is an initiative that aims to target the issue of childhood abuse and intergenerational trauma through community-building and educational resources. Studies indicate that 1 in 3 of those who are abused in childhood go on to become abusers themselves. Although this statistic is deeply saddening, Prishni believes it also shows a solution. Their mission at Starts With Youth is to create a generation of current and future caregivers that are aware of the effects of their own trauma, are able to reach out for help, and are overall, better equipped to be their best self for their kids. With the Pathy Fellowship, she hopes to further their current social media traction in order to effectively disseminate information related to recognizing, understanding, and recovering from abuse and trauma. Prishni envisions Starts With Youth as a wraparound, pre and post-intervention service, and also intend to develop a comprehensive, culturally-informed Resource Bank and to implement a set of educational workshops related to the topic of intergenerational trauma in family environments.  You can read more about Prishni's project in this Gazette article.

To find out more about the the 2021-22 Pathy Fellowship Cohort and their initiatives, check out the the official Coady Institute announcement here.

To find out more about previous Queen’s Pathy Fellows, check out the articles in the Queen's Gazette profiling the 2017-2018 Fellows and the 2018-2019 Fellows.


For more information, please contact the Queen’s Pathy Fellowship Advisor at

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