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Art Gallery of Ontario Joins Michaëlle Jean Foundation to Launch National Youth Solidarity Initiative

TORONTO, March 27, 2014—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) and WorldPride 2014 Toronto are proud to announce that they are teaming up to launch a groundbreaking new initiative entitled the 4th Wall Youth Solidarity Project. Promoting … Continue reading

Call for Applications: TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries

OTTAWA, March 12, 2014—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group are proud to kick-off their second call for applications for the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries. Launched in 2013, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group developed a bursary … Continue reading

4th Wall Exhibition at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

In collaboration with the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts and the FRO Foundation, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation is presenting, free of charge, as part of Black History Month, the educational exhibition The 4th Wall: Making the Invisible Visible, consisting of … Continue reading

Michaëlle Jean Foundation kicks-off arts entrepreneurship drive for underserved youth in Canada

OTTAWA—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, supported by BMO and CIBC, is launching a national program to increase entrepreneurship and business literacy within underserved communities across Canada. Entitled Young Arts Entrepreneur, the program is designed to help creative youth establish their first … Continue reading

Michaëlle Jean Foundation to visit Edmonton’s Jasper Place High School

OTTAWA—On October 25, 2013, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will visit Jasper Place School, where her Foundation is supporting an academic achievement and youth engagement project in Edmonton. The visit will take place between 10:30 a.m. and … Continue reading

Ottawa to Host first National Forum on the Power of the Arts

OTTAWA, September 6, 2013–Organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the event—Power of the Arts National Forum: Advancing Social Change—will take place at Carleton University between Sept. 27 and 29, 2013.  For … Continue reading

Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Announce New Bursary Winners

OTTAWA, July 11, 2013—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation and TD Bank Group are proud to announce the winners of the first ever TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries. Four highly deserving individuals were selected out of almost 100 applicants from across Canada. “We … Continue reading

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation wishes Canadians a Happy National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, June 21, 2013—The Michaëlle Jean Foundation (FMJF) joins Canadians across the country, in celebrating National Aboriginal Day. Since its inception, the Foundation has sought to support youth arts initiatives that transform young lives and revitalize underserved communities across Canada. … Continue reading


OTTAWA, June 6, 2013 –Are you leading or conducting research on an innovative arts-based initiative that addresses mental health, crime prevention, urban development, economic growth, diversity or poverty reduction? Do you have critical lessons to share with your peers from … Continue reading

$10,000 for Canadian Youth to Make a Difference

OTTAWA–On March 8, 2013, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation and the TD Bank will launch the TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries, a new initiative offering up to $10,000 to underserved youth wanting to make a difference through the arts. In this, the … Continue reading