Tara Lapointe appointed Executive Director of the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation
The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean and Jean-Daniel Lafond, Co-founders of the Fondation Michaëlle Jean Foundation announced the appointment of Tara Lapointe as Executive Director.
Keynote Search and lead executive recruiter for this role James Baker, are pleased to announce this strategic executive appointment in our community.
“It was a privilege and true pleasure to work with Mme. Jean and M. Lafond to help the Foundation continue their important mission and impact the lives of so many in our communities.” – James Baker, CEO, Keynote Search.
Tara will bring experience and expertise to enhance the Foundation’s strategic mission to support thousands of youth in mobilizing against isolation, exclusion and all forms of discrimination, injustice and appalling inequity in our society.
As a key member of the leadership team Tara will maximize the impact of the Foundation’s actions on a national scale.
The mission of the Michaëlle Jean Foundation is to facilitate far reaching connections and create platforms for dialogue and action to eradicate systemic racism, chronic unemployment, homophobia, Islamophobia, sexism, hate speech and criminality, exclusion, and homelessness, all of which are sensitive realities that affect the well-being, safety, and mental health of thousands of youth at risk across Canada from all walks of life.
The Foundation focuses on culture, education, innovation, and entrepreneurship among youth. It involves decision-makers from a variety of sectors, creating spaces of opportunity and visibility that offer young people a platform through which to amplify their voices, explore and showcase their talents, and discover and strengthen their leadership, harnessing the power of art to raise awareness, help find and implement solutions, and create change.