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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 2020 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.
2024
4th Summit, Montreal
1200+ attendees
With more than fifty session proposals across Canada, we put together a program covering no fewer than 14 sectors of activity, including education, infrastructure development, cultural heritage, health and more.

MONTREAL, en route!

Our unique co-creation approach aims not only to clearly identify the objectives and challenges facing black communities, but also to share best practices to collectively advance the rights of black Canadians.

YOUTH FORUM

The Youth Forum at the National Black Canadians Summit marks a groundbreaking moment as we dedicate an entire day to youth for the first time. Designed for ages 18-35, the forum will feature youth-led workshops, presentations from Power of Youth award recipients, and inspiring artistic performances. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to innovative projects, network with like-minded peers, and engage with the dynamic voices shaping our future.

Join us, you are the next generation of leaders.

PREVIEW OF THE PROGRAM

Youth Forum Kick-Off

6 September, 9 h 00 min - 9 h 45 min

Community and Cultural Development

6 September, 10 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

Civic Engagement and Anti-Racism

6 September, 10 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

Health and Wellness

6 September, 10 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

Creativity and Social Entrepreneurship

6 September, 10 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

Digital and Media Innovation

6 September, 10 h 00 min - 12 h 30 min

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

AIR CANADA

To benefit from the special meeting and convention fares, a minimum of 10 people travelling from various origins to the same destination within Air Canada’s extensive North American and international network is required. Customers will benefit from instant online registration and a ten percent discount on eligible fares.

VIA RAIL

ACCOMODATIONS

Book your accommodation now to ensure an ideal experience. The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is proud to collaborate with several partner hotels that will offer you an unforgettable stay

WHY BECOME PARTNER?

Support clear objectives

Celebrate and highlight individual and collective achievements

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

Create discourse and advance our rights

Support community involvement

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

Offer relevant and ambitious programming 

Be part of a growing movement

Highlight the essential contributions from all corners of Canada.

Develop the intergenerational dimension 

Stimulate the active participation of young people

Support clear objectives

Celebrate and highlight individual and collective achievements

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

Create discourse and advance our rights

Support community involvement

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

Offer relevant and ambitious programming 

Be part of a growing movement

Highlight the essential contributions from all corners of Canada.

Develop the intergenerational dimension 

Stimulate the active participation of young people

NEWSLETTER

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NEWS

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April 9, 2024

150 days before the Summit – Evaluation completed

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