On October 17, 2019, the Legislative Assembly of Nova Scotia adopted a unanimous resolution supporting the third edition of the National Black Canadians Summit, to be held March 20–22, 2020 in Halifax…Read More
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The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, with the support of TD Canada Trust, is announcing the 3rd edition of the National Black Canadians Summit, set to take place in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from March 20th to March 22nd. With March 21st being the International day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination…Read More
“Shared Humanity: Generating Hope in an Era of Despair” | The Shaar Shalom Lecture at Dalhousie University
History has always been a difficult balancing act between the nadir of despair and the zenith of hope. Now especially so. Remember: Hope is an inner state, a gift, resistance to the current state of affairs. We can decide never to give it up...Read More
Pour ces jeunes de la minorité francophone et acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse, pouvoir étudier en français est un combat pour le respect de leur dignité, leur patrimoine, leur histoire et leur identité…Read More
Joining the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) Panel of Eminent Persons in Geneva…Read More
OTTAWA, Oct. 6, 2019 — The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada and 3rd Secretary General of La Francophonie, responds favourably to an invitation by His Excellency, Mr. Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) to join the Panel of Eminent Persons to advise the Organization on its direction and programmes…Read More
Former governor general Michaëlle Jean immediately picked up on the enthusiasm and energy in the room as she arrived Monday night to deliver the keynote speech at the 22nd Annual ELLE Gala, organized by The Entrepreneurs' Club of the University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management.…Read More
An excellent public conversation last night with economist Jeffrey Sachs, activist Ruchira Gupta, as well as faculty and students at Fordham University in New YorkRead More
Addressing Global Dignity as part of the 74th Session of the UN General Assembly…Read More
When His Royal Highness, Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and John Osborn asked me to join the efforts of Global Dignity as a member of the Honorary Board, a few months ago, I immediately felt a community of spirit and, of course, I said yes.
The universal right of every human being to lead a dignified life.
The fact that our lives are inextricably tied to each other.
How as we recognize and uplift the dignity of others, we elevate our own.
With every heartbeat, I feel these truths pulsating in my bloodstream…Read More
OTTAWA, Sept. 23, 2019 — September 23 to 27, 2019, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General of Canada and 3rd Secretary General of La Francophonie, is in New York City for a series of high-level meetings and keynote addresses focused on universal human rights in support of the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the 5 Summits being held on the occasion of the 74th Session of the United Nations General Assembly…Read More
Haiti is one of the island countries most affected by global warming…Read More
There remains in Haiti some of the green treasures that we must enthusiastically protect …Read More
Premium cocoa production requires shade under the natural canopy…Read More
Women with the CAUD Co-op in Dame-Marie, working together with KALEOS…Read More
Some of the best cocoa in the world is grown in Haiti: a Gold medalist! Here in Grand'Anse…Read More
Michaëlle Jean, the 27th Governor General of Canada, shares her family’s experience and challenges of adapting to life in Canada. As Haitian refugees they had a tougher path than most, but it didn’t stop Madame Jean from excelling in journalism, serving as the third Secretary-General of La Francophonie, and leading her own legacy project, the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.Read More
Former governor general Michaëlle Jean is calling on Canadian immigration authorities to show sympathy for asylum-seekers.Read More
World legend Charles Aznavour was going to open the 17th Summit of La Francophonie in Erevan, on October 11, where we would have joined him in the song “La Bohème” as we faced Mount Ararat. I was lucky to invest this famous Armenian of the world into the Order of Canada. Charles Aznavour we love you!Read More
"There must be no misunderstanding: violence, in every context where it occurs, will not be eradicated without in-depth work towards equality between women and men, the educational and economic empowerment of women."Read More