Power of the Arts 2015
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Focal Points for 2015
The following eight sectors were the focus of deliberations:
Mental & Physical Health
Economic Development and Entrepreneurship
Cultural Institutions and Community Integration
Public Safety and Access to Justice
Community and Urban Renewal
Diversity and Social Inclusion
New Technologies and Social Change
The National Power of the Arts Forum is the brainchild of Michaëlle Jean Foundation Co-Founder and Co-Chair, Jean-Daniel Lafond. It is the logical continuation of his engagement in defending and advocating for the arts and culture and his contribution to the mandate of his wife, the governor general of Canada between 2005 and 2010, when he created and hosted a series of fifty public debates across Canada and abroad during State visits.
Appointed Senior Scholar at Carleton University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in 2010, M. Lafond worked with Faculty Dean Dr. John Osborne to convene an annual national conference on the power of the arts in Canada. Together, they moved from words to action. In 2013, the First Forum was held with success, which encouraged them to continue.