In honour of Black History Month, Madame Jean will share her life experience as a Haitian refugee, scholar, journalist and the first Black woman in Canadian history to reach the highest constitutional office in the country as 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada. She will speak to equity, diversity and inclusion in Canada, and what they mean for our country’s future.
Grade 10-12 students will join the event in person on Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 10:45 to 11:30 a.m. and will discover Haiti’s role as a symbol of possibility and self-governance for people of African descent in the Americas.
A more informal discussion is scheduled from 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. in the boardroom with approximately fifteen students from different clubs within the school.
To learn more about the event and read Mme Jean's full biography, click here.
Please note: In honour of this visit, Gr. 7 - 12 students will be required to wear their Formal Uniform. No sweatpants or hoodies will be permitted.