"The acknowledgement of our political, cultural, ideological and religious differences is the foundation of true equality. Without equality, dialogue, which is essential to peace in the world, would be impossible. "

- Excerpt from the speech of the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, delivered at the 1992 International Forum of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation on Nationalism and Globalization


Illustration by Gilli Stern

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991

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about us

Sauvé Scholars are highly motivated independent thinkers under 30 with demonstrated skills as agents of change who are offered a unique opportunity to spend eight months away from their careers for a period of reflection, personal and professional growth.

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about the programme

The Sauvé Scholars Program exists for young leaders under the age of 30 from across the globe who want to change the world. The Scholars are chosen above all on the basis of criteria laid out by the Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé.

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Jeanne Sauvé

Jeanne Sauvé

Jeanne Mathilde Sauvé PC CC CMM CD (née Benoît) (April 26, 1922 – January 26, 1993) was a Canadian journalist, politician, and stateswoman. She was the first woman in Canadian history to become Governor General.

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