National Black Canadians Summit
THIS IS THE INTERNATIONAL DECADE FOR PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT. 2015-2024
The World is listening. Your voice will be heard. Action will be taken.
Power of Youth Grant
The Foundation has launched the Power of Youth, a grant providing young people an opportunity to lead projects in their communities that address the demands presented in the Halifax Declaration. The initiative aims to empower Black Canadian youth to take a leading role in advancing solutions in their communities, with the goal of realizing recognition, justice, and development for Black Canadians.
The Power of Youth was made possible through the financial support of the
The Halifax Declaration
A collective, unified roadmap for real change.
For Black Canadians, our time is now. The Halifax Declaration is our collective, unified manifesto for recognition, justice and development. It’s a roadmap for real change – in every sector, and every community.
The Halifax Declaration is the first collective record of the state of being a Black Canadian today – from the achievements of our ancestors to the interconnected challenges we face together.
The National Black Canadians Summit #NBCS2022, powered by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, is aligned with the three pillars of the International Decade (2015-2024) for People of African Descent: Recognition, Justice, Development. It is a major mobilization event, bringing together Black Canadians from all ages, sectors and walks of life to share their experiences, raise awareness and spark an inclusive national dialogue.
Read our press release.
Invitation from the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
On the eve of Emancipation Day, communities in Canada will converge in Halifax for this third edition of the Summit. With an anticipated 1000 participants, this is one of the largest gatherings of its kind for Black Canadians. During this Summit, many participants will witness the “Halifax Declaration” a powerful statement of Canada’s commitments and actions to eliminate systemic racial discrimination.
Your experience matters.
Please note that the Summit will be held from July 29 to 31, 2022.
˝At the national level, states should take concrete and practical steps through the adoption and effective implementation of national and international legal frameworks, policies and programs to combat racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance faced by people of African descent, taking into account the particular situation of women, girls and young males˝
About The Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation
The Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF) is a national charitable organization created as the term of the 27th Governor General of Canada (2005–2010) concluded.
Amplifying Youth Voices
The mission of the Foundation is to be a catalyst for social change by creating programs that give youth a platform to amplify their voices.
This year, our objective is to create real awareness of the shared responsibility to act against exclusion and racial discrimination, the effects of which have a devastating and pernicious impact on the whole of society. Because eradicating racism and its devastating impact on our society must matter to all.
Together we are stronger.