Social Innovation

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation is persuaded that finding effective solutions to the major challenges facing our nation requires fresh, bold, imaginative, and transformative ideas. It also necessitates new ways of looking at social problems and game changing collaborations. Challenging Canadians, particularly youth, to come up with these game changing ideas,and approaches, requires resources, patience, time and supports. That is why creating spaces and opportunities that enable social innovation to flourish is paramount.  To boost our collective impact efforts, we will continue offering bursaries to young socially-engaged artists wanting to hone exemplary and scalable practices. Once completed and tested, the successful practices will be introduced to groups working on our collective impact initiatives, during national forums.

Our Social Innovation Portfolios

Power of the Arts National Forum

Power of the Arts National Forum

Young Arts Entrepreneur

Credit: Lisa Landrie

TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries

TD Michaëlle Jean Bursaries