The Halifax Declaration – a collective, unified roadmap for real change
Ottawa, May 16, 2023︱Today, Canada’s Black community has embarked on a historic moment – the publication of the Halifax Declaration for the Eradication of Racial Discrimination. The Halifax Declaration is […]
Nova Scotia Assembly Adopts Unanimous Resolution Supporting National Black Canadians Summit
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 […]
Racism makes life a constant struggle for Black Canadians
Michaëlle Jean | Contributed to the Globe and Mail | Published June 12, 2020. Of all the scourges afflicting humanity, the most devastating and recurrent is racism. Largely propelled by […]
United, let’s move forward in 2021!
The year 2020 changed the course of our history and that of the planet. In only a few weeks, all our certainties collapsed. Now, more than ever, we need to […]
The Power of the Arts! Elek Dora and the Visegrad Project
During the 2018 Power of the Arts Forum organized by the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, we had the pleasure of welcoming Elek Dora, director of the Baltazar theater in Budapest (Hungary). […]
A collection of youth commissioned art
We believe in the power of art, and the power of youth.
The tree depicts the message of growth and optimism, perseverance and flourishing, the building of strong foundations rooted in the strength of our communities. The perspective chosen aims to draw the viewer’s eye upwards, so that they are both literally and metaphorically looking up as their gaze traces the dynamism and movement of the branches.Artist | Yvonne Tan, Ottawa, Ontario
This is work rich in colours, textures and patterns with approximately 720 mementos collected and superimposed on a canvas. Felipe’s distinctive style awakens feelings of curiosity and expresses the social justice issues that affect our society today.Artist | Felipe Bonilla, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Hop on Bikes Mural
Ottawa Community Housing Foundation (OCHF) hired a community-engaged artist to work with young participants to plan and paint a shipping container to house the bikes for the Hop on Bikes program. Youth participants are each represented in the mural.Artists | Kseniya Tsoy + Stephanie Babij, Ottawa, Ontario