Important notices

This website is managed by Michaëlle Jean Foundation (“The Foundation”,” FMJF“). The content is updated frequently; however, it may not be complete or current when consulted. The website content is provided as is, and the Foundation makes no guarantee concerning its accuracy.

  • Accessibility
    The Foundation strives to make the website content user-friendly and, as much as possible, accessible to people with disabilities, including people who are visually impaired and those who are hearing impaired. The Foundation recommends that you use Internet Explorer 9 or higher; an updated version of Mozilla Firefox, Safari or Chrome; or an equivalent browser to better view the website.
  • Privacy
    The Foundation respects your privacy: the integrity and security of users’ and members’ personal information are of great importance. We take every reasonable step to safeguard the privacy of our users, participants, members, funders, donors, parents/guardians, and volunteers while delivering quality service. Personal information that you provide to us directly is used only for the purposes for which it was provided.

    • Establishing and maintaining relationships with participants, partners, funders, donors, parents/guardians and volunteers
    • Managing, developing and enhancing FMJF operations, programs and services.
    • Processing and collecting fees for service
    • Collecting data for statistical purposes
    • Contacting former participants for the purposes of creating alumni or for inviting them to participate in surveys
    • Providing information about initiatives, services, and philanthropic activities
    • Any other purpose for which we have your consent.
  • Confidentiality
    The personal information that you provide is used only to respond to your inquiry: no information is disclosed to anyone without your consent, except to people within the Foundation who need the information to respond, unless disclosure is authorized or required by law.
  • Web analytics
    The Foundation uses Google Analytics to measure trends in web traffic to, from and within the website. No personally identifiable information is recorded or provided to Google. The anonymous information is used to assess visitor use of the website and compile statistical reports on web traffic. The data is accessible only to Communications Foundations and other designated staff members who need the information to carry out their duties. To find out more, visit the Google Analyticssite and read its privacy policy.
  • Hyperlinks to external websites and cookies
    The Foundation’s website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of those other websites, nor do we endorse the materials presented on websites that are not owned and operated by the Foundation. We encourage visitors to review each website’s privacy policy before disclosing any personally identifiable information.
    As with most websites, certain non-personal information is recorded by the standard operation of our servers (“cookie” technology). This information is used to measure and monitor the use of our website and to improve its content. The “cookie technology” does not personally identify you or extract any information from your computer. Data that would personally identify you is known only when voluntarily submitted.
    Most Internet browsers are initially set to accept cookies. If you do not wish to accept cookies, you can set yours to refuse cookies or to alert you when cookies are being sent.
  • Social media
    The Foundation does not assume any responsibility or make any guarantees concerning the accuracy, content or tone of user/subscriber comments on these social media accounts. Comments that may violate the rules of proper decorum or that violate Canadian laws will be deleted and the user/subscriber who made them may be blocked.
  • Usage of website content and copyright
    The website content is collected by the Foundation and provides access to the latest news, information, and activities concerning the Foundation. As this content is covered by the Copyright Act, the Foundation authorizes you to reproduce the website content for non-commercialuse only, provided that:

    • the content is reproduced accurately and without any modifications
    • the Foundation is identified as the source
    • the source is cited by clearly indicating the URL address of this website
    • the content is not used in a way that would compromise its accuracy or integrity

Unless otherwise specified, materials on the website may not be reproduced, in whole or in part, for commercial redistribution, except with written permission from the Foundation. To obtain permission to reproduce materials on the website for commercial purposes, please contact


  • Images

All images belong to Foundation and are subject to copyright. The copyright of the images must be acknowledged in the following form: © Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation. Users must not adapt, alter or manipulate any of the images or use the images into disrepute or use them in a deliberately misleading or defamatory context. Images must not be used for commercial gain or in connection with advertising or marketing or to imply any association or endorsement by the Foundation. The images must not be used for partisan or political purposes.

  • The logo of the Foundation
    The Foundation logo — the official symbol — may not be reproduced, whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes.
  • French and English languages
    We are committed to ensuring that all information on this website is available in both of Canada’s official languages, English and French.
  • Disclaimer
    The Foundation is not responsible for any damage that may result from the use of the website content or from any failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, or unauthorized access to, alteration of, or use of information under any cause of action.
  • Comments, questions and inquiries
    In the event you have questions about our policies, access to personal information, or the collection, use, management or disclosure of personal information, please contact

If you encounter technical difficulties while browsing the website or wish to report typos or non-functional hyperlinks or to submit any comments or inquiries regarding the content, please contact us by email or using our contact form. We will answer your questions as soon as possible.

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Ottawa, ON K1N 6Z4

  • Telephone 613-995-4300



Office of the 27th Governor General, Office of The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean