Scheduled for September 6, 7 and 8, 2024 at the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, the National Black Canadians Summit is THE MUST ATTEND event of the year. Would you like to be part of the official program? Submit your session proposal now.


Aligned with the United Nations’ International Decade for People of African Descent (2014-2024), the National Black Canadians Summit organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation was created BY and FOR black people across the country. It addresses critical issues specific to our communities, associated with three pivotal themes: Recognition, Justice, Development. 

Who can submit a session proposal? 

All interested individuals, organizations and associations are invited to submit specific proposals for sessions, round tables and/or workshops that will contribute to advancing the themes addressed in the Halifax Declaration. We encourage applications from organizations from a wide range of sectors and backgrounds. 

How to submit a session proposal?  


February 16  Call for Proposals begins  Proposals are accepted by form/email 
March 8  Submission Deadline  Proposals are no longer accepted. 
April 5  Evaluation Completed  Only successful applicants will be contacted. 


Submissions will be selected not only on the basis of their relevance, but also for their innovative and inclusive character, and their ability to mobilize Summit participants. Proposals should emphasize diversity and inclusion. 


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À propos 

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation was born out of the support for youth, arts and culture provided by the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, with the help of her husband, philosopher, filmmaker and writer Jean-Daniel Lafond. The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the legacy of Canada’s 27th Governor General, was established in 2010. It is a national charitable organization that uses a unique intervention model, based on the power of the arts, dialogue, innovation, education, creative and social entrepreneurship, to help young Canadians across the country who have been struck by exclusion. The Foundation has successfully created programs such as the National Forum on the Power of the Arts4th Wall: Making the Invisible VisiblePower of Youth and the National Black Canadians Summit. 

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