Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean

Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean

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Who We Are: Justice, Democracy, and Hope with the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean


“I believe we stand at a crossroads,” says the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean. “At issue is who we are as a people—and what we will become as individuals, as citizens, as a society.”


In this explosive talk, Madame Jean—27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada—challenges the state of the world today. She shares stories from her decades-long career in diplomacy and her extensive travels across the globe, revealing who and what is most at risk. She describes the threats facing our democracy, our vulnerable people, and our culture and society at large. And, she recounts where she has seen optimism and light: progress, possibility, and passion, especially in our young people.


“Our precious heritage—our culture of togetherness, so dear to us—is being challenged on an unprecedented scale,” she says. “[But] the dawn of a new generation is upon us. And the name of that generation is: hope.”

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On September 27, 2005, Michaëlle Jean—a Haitian immigrant to Canada who fled a dictatorial regime at the age of 11 to start over with her family—became the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada.

On September 27, 2005, Michaëlle Jean—a Haitian immigrant to Canada who fled a dictatorial regime at the age of 11 to start over with her family—became the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. The first Black woman to occupy Canada’s highest office, she redefined the role by engaging actively in social issues, defending marginalized people, and fiercely upholding the rules of democracy, justice, and universal rights and freedoms for all. In empowering, inspiring keynotes, Madame Jean shares the powerful philosophy she believes will change the world: “Life’s biggest imperative and greatest reward is to serve something greater than ourselves.”

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27th Governor General, Commander-in-Chief of Canada