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 arts-based business. To be eligible, applicants must be aged between 17 and 30, Canadian citizens or permanent residents, and have experience working in an arts-related field. The program was designed with the assistance of the Canadian Youth Business Foundation to fill a gap identified by community youth and arts organizations across the country. To learn more.

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 12:45 p.m. at the high school located at 8950 – 163 Street.box2

Accompanied by TD Michaëlle Jean Bursary 2013 recipient Julia Dalman, Madame Jean will participate in the school’s 2nd annual Re-Skill Fair: a series of cultural activities with over 150 students, teachers, artists, and senior citizens, designed to transmit critical life-skills to youth. Centered in the school’s Global Café, the activities will highlight the unique and innovative ways in which underserved youth in Edmonton are being empowered to succeed academically and transform their communities through the arts. For more information.