News – Extension Department

Events and updates from the world of the St. Francis Xavier University Extension Department.

People’s School on Housing Needs


The StFX Extension Department, in partnership with the Strait Richmond Housing Group, and the Antigonish Affordable Housing Society, will co-host a People’s School on Housing Needs: From Research to Action on May 11th in Port Hawkesbury.

Building on last year’s people’s school and community think tanks about housing needs, the people’s school will explore ways to build the research capacity of community groups to provide evidence about local needs and support their housing goals.

Extension and its partners are looking for a broad cross-section of community groups and individuals interested in community-driven housing to attend on May 11th.

The People’s School will be held at the Port Hawkesbury Civic Centre, from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm (lunch provided). Registration is free, but space is limited. To register, go to “2019 Registration”.

Or call 902-867-5130 for more information.

NEW DATE – Webinar Dec. 4: “After Monsignor Coady: The StFX Extension Department, 1953-2000”

The webinar was cancelled November 29th due to weather and power outages.
It has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 4, 2018, from 7 to 8:30pm.

You can join the online event using the webinar link below.


Upcoming Free Webinar:

“After Monsignor Coady: The StFX Extension Department, 1953-2000”

Thursday, November 29, 2018
7:00pm-8:30pm AST (Nova Scotia time)
Online via Blackboard Collaborate (iOS and android apps available)
Webinar link:

Peter Ludlow, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Catholic Studies, St. Francis Xavier University

While many have heard of the work of the celebrated Monsignor Moses M. Coady and the St. Francis Xavier University Extension Department, which became known globally as the Antigonish Movement, what happened to the Extension Department after Coady’s retirement in 1952?

Join Dr. Peter Ludlow as he explores the people, projects, and challenges of the fabled Extension
Department from 1953 until 2000.

An expert on the Antigonish Movement, Dr. Peter Ludlow is an adjunct professor of Catholic Studies at St. Francis Xavier University and president of the Canadian Catholic Historical Association. His first book, The Canny Scot: Archbishop James Morrison of Antigonish was published by McGill-Queen’s University Press in 2015. He has recently completed a history of the StFX Extension Department, entitled Confronting History: The StFX Extension Department 1960–2018.

Presented by Coady Connects Webinars.
See the Facebook Event HERE.

Join the Social Innovation Lab Nov. 3rd in celebration of the 90th Anniversary of StFX Extension

In celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Antigonish Movement and the 90th Anniversary of St. Francis Xavier University’s Extension Department, please join us for a Social Innovation Lab: The Future of Our Collective Work.

The future is changing. Are you ready for it?

Social Innovation Labs are designed to be part of an ongoing process—to create space for diverse stakeholders to come together in order to share knowledge, re-define complex challenges, identify opportunities and co-develop and experiment with a range of creative solutions.

On November 3rd, we will lay the foundations for exploring the Future of Our Collective Work, in order to best support Nova Scotians in their desires to lead exceptional lives. We all play a part in our province’s growth and success, and it will be through our collective, collaborative efforts—with each other and others in our communities—that we will be able to shape a future that truly works for all.

Together, we will begin the multi-session process by sharing and celebrating the work happening across our province, reflecting on current work to identify assets and strengths, exploring opportunities for growth and development, and mapping partners and relationships that are crucial to develop as we continue our journey through subsequent social innovation labs.

We welcome you to approach the day with curiosity—bring questions and insights with you. We all have unique experiences that, together, will help us to foster a more resilient, effective and inclusive workforce.

We have the ability, skill, and knowledge within the province to help our communities effectively adapt to current and future changes in work. Come share your knowledge, learn from the success of others, and develop creative solutions to empower communities to co-create a future that works for all of us.

This event is FREE, but you must REGISTER in advance!

Sat, November 3, 2018
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Markin Global Complex, Saint Francis Xavier University
4760 Tompkins Lane
Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G2W5