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Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, Canada

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The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation is pleased to announce the launch of our Call for Applications to the 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program. We’re inviting bright young change-makers from a wide range of disciplines and sectors from Canada and around the world to participate in a remarkable leadership experience.

The Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program represents the beginning of a lifelong personal and professional development journey, as well as an opportunity to join a global community of public leaders.

For the 2017-19 Program, a new cohort of Public Leadership Fellows will collectively explore how focusing on strategies of inclusion can help public leaders respond to the complex challenges facing culturally diverse societies.

The two-year program begins with a full-time residential experience in Montreal with a dozen select Public Leadership Fellows. This is followed by a field phase, in which Fellows return to their respective communities and countries in order to apply the skills and new ideas developed during the residential phase. Fellows benefit from intensive leadership development training and support during the residential year and some ongoing support from one another and the Foundation during the field year. Thereafter, Fellows are encouraged to remain active members of an emerging community of Jeanne Sauvé public leaders who hail from over 50 countries around the world.

The theme of the 2017-19 Public Leadership Program is Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies: The Inclusion Imperative.

Candidates between 25 and 30 years of age with backgrounds in the arts, advocacy, communications, education, engineering, environmental conservation, governance, journalism, law, politics, public policy, religion, security, social innovation, and other fields related to public leadership are invited to apply.

At this time, interested candidates may initiate an application by completing the online Application Form, accessible below.


Applications will be considered as of Friday, September 23, 2016. The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, October 21, 2016MIDNIGHT GMT-4. Applications will be processed as they are received. Applications uploaded early in this period are therefore encouraged.

*Please note that to be eligible to apply for the 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, candidates must be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive) on the date our application period ends. In other words, if you are older than 30 or younger than 25 on October 21, 2016, you are not eligible to apply. 

For any questions about the application process, we encourage you to read our Application Instructions & FAQs and for any technical questions related to the application webform, please email [email protected]. For any further assistance, please contact us at [email protected].

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Deadline: October 21, 2016


Type of Opportunity Exchange Programs
Deadline21 October,2016



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