WHO WE ARE

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation was born from the actions undertaken during the five-year term of the 27th Governor General of Canada, the Right Honorable Michaëlle Jean, who, with her husband Jean-Daniel Lafond, always believed in the importance of investing in youth, art, creativity and innovation for more citizen participation and social change.

SUMMIT HISTORY


2017
1st Summit, Toronto
500 attendees
Created following a call from emerging artists of African descent, from Halifax, Toronto and Montreal.
2019
2nd Summit, Ottawa
700 attendees
Summits become an essential and vigorous platform for reflection and co-creation.
2020
Virtual Series
3000+ attendees
Between 2021 and 2021, in the context of the pandemic, a series of digital events is organized on justice, education, entrepreneurship, health, etc.
2022
3rd Summit, Halifax
1200+ attendees
The Halifax Declaration, a manifesto for the eradication of systemic racism, is the culmination of 6 years of citizen exchanges.

The event draws 880 attendees from outside the province and generates a revenue of $1.8 million for the city of Halifax.

CALL FOR SESSIONS

All individuals, organizations and associations can submit session proposals that will help advance the themes addressed in the Halifax Declaration: justice, recognition, development.

Championed by Black communities nationwide, the Halifax Declaration serves as a manifesto for the elimination of racial discrimination.

Want to be part of the official program?

Submit your session proposal now.

WHY BECOME PARTNER?

Stimuler la participation active des jeunes

Celebrate and highlight individual and collective achievements

Put an end to racial exploitation, discrimination, hatred and exclusion

Create discourse and advance our rights

Appuyer l'engagement communautaire

Include the Montreal scene and the cultural and linguistic richness of Quebec

Offer relevant and ambitious programming 

Participer à un mouvement grandissant

Highlight the essential contributions from all corners of Canada.

Develop the intergenerational dimension 

Stimulate the active participation of young people

Stimuler la participation active des jeunes

Celebrate and highlight individual and collective achievements

Put an end to racial exploitation, discrimination, hatred and exclusion

Create discourse and advance our rights

Appuyer l'engagement communautaire

Include the Montreal scene and the cultural and linguistic richness of Quebec

Offer relevant and ambitious programming 

Participer à un mouvement grandissant

Highlight the essential contributions from all corners of Canada.

Develop the intergenerational dimension 

Stimulate the active participation of young people

NEWS

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4th National Black Canadians Summit, save the date !

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