The 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program

Deadline:  21 October 2016
Open to: participants between the ages of 25 and 30 years old, have at least 3 years of full-time professional experience
Costs: the Foundation reimburses all reasonable* visa/permit and economy fare travel costs


As part of the 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program, the Foundation invites bright young change-makers from a wide range of disciplines and sectors from Canada and around to world to take part in a remarkable leadership journey.

Following in the thematic footsteps of the inaugural program, our next cohort of Fellows will explore the complexities of Public Leadership for Culturally Diverse Societies: The Inclusion Imperative. The 2017-19 Jeanne Sauvé Fellows will be invited to collectively explore how public leaders can help diverse societies to thrive by making inclusion of all cultural groups a guiding principle.

The Program is a unique two-year opportunity. It begins with a full-time residential leadership 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.

The Jeanne Sauvé Fellowship is the beginning of a lifelong personal and professional leadership development journey as part of a global community of courageous, connected change-makers.


  • Be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive)
  • Have completed at least one university degree
  • Possess high oral and written proficiency in English (French language skills are an asset)
  • Have at least 3 years of full-time professional experience
  • Have a strong record of leadership benefitting a particular community or cause in the public interest


The Jeanne Sauvé Fellows are provided with a fellowship. They are also given accommodation in the Sauvé House at no cost.

the Foundation reimburses all reasonable* visa/permit and economy fare travel costs incurred by participants in the course of their visa/permit applications.

*Expenses above $150 must be approved in advance by the Foundation.

The Foundation also covers the costs of economy travel to and from Montreal at the start and end of the residential program (exact dates to be approved in advance by the Foundation).

Transportation costs (round-trip) are covered for Fellows’ return to Montreal at the end of the phase.

In addition to free accommodation at Jeanne Sauvé House, Fellows in residence receive a monthly living allowance that is above the estimated monthly cost of living for graduate students in Montreal; it enables them to buy food, clothing and other necessities, as well as to enjoy the city of Montreal.


Applications will be considered as of Friday, September 23, 2016. The deadline for submission of applications isFriday, October 21, 2016MIDNIGHT GMT-4.

Applications will be processed as they are received. Applications uploaded early in this period are therefore encouraged.

In order to apply, register HERE.

If you have any questions, check the FAQ section or write to:

The official web-page.


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