Un film avec toi

Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose

In 2005, Michaëlle Jean became the Governor General of Canada. A dedicated journalist and citizen of the world, she devoted her mandate to youth, women, Indigenous people, and culture, promoting social change and international diplomacy. In 2010, the tragic earthquake in Haiti took her back to her native land. Michaëlle Jean: A Woman of Purpose is an insider’s look and a thoughtful portrait of the woman and the stateswoman.

The world premiere will be in Montreal (public viewing), on Thursday, April 21 at 6:30 pm at the main projection hall of the Cinémathèque québécoise. A second screening will take place at 8:30 pm at the same location. Other screenings will take place in:

  • Ottawa, Friday, April 22, 2016, at 7:30 pm at La Nouvelle Scène.
  • Quebec City, Saturday, April 23, 2016, at 7:00 pm at the Museum of Civilization.
  • Toronto, Friday, April 22, 2016, at 6:30 pm at Bloor Cinema, tied to the Hot Docs Festival.

The film will be broadcast across the country on ICI Radio-Canada TV, on Saturday, May 7, 2016, at 9:00 pm as part of the television program 1001 vies. It will be broadcast on TV5 Monde by the end of 2016.


La ville verte de Samuel Tremblay

Quebec City Youth are Preparing the “J’habite la ville” Exhibition

During the fall of 2014, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, which supports youth arts initiatives that transform lives and revitalize underserved communities in Canada, invited the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec City to imagine a project, as part of the  4th Wall: Make the Invisible Visible program.

Over the course of several meetings, a unique project idea emerged: J’habite la ville. This multidisciplinary arts-based project is explicitly focused shedding light on the experiences and creativity of street-involved youth, aged 15 to 30, residing in Quebec City.

Following a call for proposals, undertaken in partnership with the Maison Dauphine, an organization that supports street-involved youth, as well as Laval University’s School of Architecture, six proposals were selected.

This collective impact project, with clear cultural, educational, social and philanthropic dimensions, is offering street-involved youth an opportunity to express, and convey to a wider audience, their personal vision about living in the city, through the arts. The exhibition will be presented at the Musée de la civilisation of Quebec City between September 27 and October 9, 2016.



Last Call: TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is making its last call for applications this year for the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries. Launched in 2013 by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group, the program offers up to $10,000 to a new generation of leaders seeking financial support, mentorship and training for community arts projects that spark social change in their communities.

The applications deadline is April 4, 2016.

Fill in the application form here.

Learn more about the program here.


Call for Applications: The Art of Inclusion

Muslim youth from Quebec, aged 15 to 30, are invited to submit proposals of artwork (paintings, multimedia, videography, sculpture etc.) as part of The Art of Inclusion: Muslim Youth Take the Lead project. Ten submissions will be selected by a jury to be part of a groundbreaking exhibition on Muslim youth to be unveiled at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts in November 2016. Each winning submission will receive:

  • $1,000 award,
  • Up to $250 to cover the cost of materials needed to create the artwork, and
  • Unprecedented visibility at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

The proposed artwork must articulate a vision of Quebec’s diverse identity and offer suggestions on ways to foster the full inclusion of Muslim youth in Quebec society. The application deadline is May 24, 2016, at 11:59 pm. Follow this link to apply.