Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program

Deadline: 1 September 2014
Open to: candidates between 25-30 years old, holding a university degree, with a professional experience
Fellowship: accommodation, stipend, tailored development program


The Jeanne Sauvé Foundation invites bright young thinker-dreamer-doers from a range of disciplines and sectors to apply to take part in a remarkable leadership journey as part of the 2015-17 Jeanne Sauvé Public Leadership Program.

The program is a unique fellowship opportunity:

  1. Year one consists in a full-time intensive residential phase in Montreal for the entire group of a dozen select Fellows (August 2015 – June 2016, full time);
  2. Year two is a part-time field phase tailored to each individual Fellow’s activities in their respective communities and countries (July 2016 – August 2017, part-time).

Participants with backgrounds in advocacy, communications, education, governance, politics, social innovation and other fields related to public leadership are invited to contribute to advancing our understanding of this critical issue through discussion and action.

In addition to developing their leadership skills and pursuing individual initiatives, as part of the common program the 2015-17 Jeanne Sauvé Fellows will be challenged to collectively re-imagine the role of public leadership in supporting social cohesion within culturally diverse societies.


While in residence, Fellows benefit from:

  • Interaction with a thriving network of public leaders;
  • Access to resources (including the auditing of courses) at McGill University, and at Concordia University;
  • Tailored leadership development programming with a focus on the skills necessary for public leadership;
  • Personal coaching in support of participants’ leadership development;
  • Guidance from academic and professional mentors at the top of their fields;
  • The time, space and liberty to pursue individual initiatives in a supportive environment;
  • Free accommodation at Jeanne Sauvé House;
  • A stipend to cover basic costs of living in Montreal.

During the field phase the Fellows:

  • Receive ongoing support from Sauvé mentors, partners, personal coaches and the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation;
  • Continue to exchange with their fellow program participants on a regular basis;
  • Report consistently to the Foundation;
  • Have access to the Fellows’ Collaboration Fund.


  • Be between 25 and 30 years of age (inclusive) on 15 August 2015;
  • 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.


Application deadline is 1 September 2014.

Start with the online pre-application HERE. Find details on how to apply HERE.

For further information visit the official website HERE.

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