Key stakeholders from across Canada are represented : decision-makers, associations, academics, young leaders and many more. Sit with us, you matter too.
Our aim is to encourage collective ideation, networking and synergies to see better outcomes for the community at large.
It's a celebration of individual and collective achievements. The Summit is a place to highlight our contributions to this land.
Be part of history! The United Nations has designated 2015-2024 as the International Decade for People of African Descent, and Montréal 2024 will be an opportunity to celebrate its achievements and prepare for the future.
Youth leadership is essential to our vision: we want to encourage their participation, if not drive their proactivity in Montréal 2024.
The program will address the major issues facing the Black communities, while including the Montreal scene and the cultural and linguistic richness of Quebec.
Join forces with us! By supporting us, you join a network of people and organizations sharing the same vision of a fairer, more inclusive and more egalitarian society.
Our journey to advance the cause of Black people in Canada
Michaëlle Jean Foundation
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.
2021 - 2022
From 2021 to 2022, we organised a series of virtual events meetings about justice, education and entrepreneurship. Read more
The Halifax Declaration, overwhelmingly supported by Black communities, organizations and institutions across Canada, is a manifesto rooted in the three objectives of the International Decade for People of African Descent (2015–2024) proclaimed by the United Nations: Recognition, Justice and Development. Read more
Power of Youth
In alignement with the aspiration of the Halifax Declaration, more than thirty young leaders from Canada’s Black communities have been awarded individual grants up to $5000 in to support their remarkable community projects, as part of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation’s Power of Youth initiative. Read more