The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is delighted to pursue its partnership with the Environics Institute’s Black Experience Project and the Nia Centre for the Arts, on an initiative that uses the arts to empower Black youth, primarily in the Greater Toronto Area. The Foundation had sponsored a groundbreaking exhibition at the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO), as part of its Scratch & Mix Project. The exhibition featured the artwork of eleven young artists from Black communities, whose work addressed issues of concern to them. We will be working on developing a collective impact project, alongside Black youth organizations in the Greater Toronto Area, which will empower young people to implement lasting solutions to issues affecting their communities. Stay tuned for more information.