The first episode of The Giving Black Podcast kicks off with Canada's highest profile Black Philanthropist, the Rt. Hon. Madame Michaëlle Jean.
Madame Jean is Canada's 27th Governor General and the first Black woman (person) to fill the role. She is a proud descendent of Haitian-African slaves, and along with her husband Jean Daniel Lafond, co-founded the Michaëlle Jean Foundation, to promote youth advocacy through the arts, social impact, and entrepreneurship.
Dear listeners, we could not have asked for a more prestigious first guest than Madame Jean. She embodies all of the elements of Black philanthropy: love, activism, reciprocity, generosity, and vision. In this episode madame Jean shares her parents' principles, which underpin her inspiration for philanthropy - Indifference cannot be an option.