A Civic Leadership Institute for English-Speaking Youth


Michael Goldbloom, C.M.We are thrilled to be hosting the inaugural Bishop’s Forum this coming August in beautiful Lennoxville, Quebec. The Forum will be a unique opportunity for young leaders in the English-speaking community from across the province to spend a week immersed in the exciting and important conversation about the kind of province Quebec currently is and could possibly be. The central concept of this initiative is the idea that if young English-speaking Quebecers can wrap their imaginations around how the business of the Quebec’s major institutions is transacted, they will be better equipped to lead the change from which the whole province can benefit. In other words, through an exciting, enriching and interactive program, we are seeking to empower the next generation of young English-speaking leaders to build a smarter, richer, greener and more inclusive Quebec. So, to whomever is reading this message, please send the word out to young members of the English-speaking community that the Bishop’ Forum is awaiting them in Lennoxville from August 13th to 18th.

Michael Goldbloom, C.M.
Chair, Bishop’s Forum
Principal & Vice-Chancellor, Bishop’s University

James HughesFrom August 13th to 18th, 2017, the Bishop’s Forum will see 45 young English-speaking Quebecers diving head first into the waters of Quebec politics, business and the non profit sector. Jumping in is OK too! One way or another, participants in the Bishop’s Forum will experience a full week of immersion in all things Quebec. This province is like no other place on the planet in terms of its values, its institutions and its systems. Nor is it static…..the province is shifting and changing shape in many important ways. Young English-speakers are part of the future leadership of this province and they will be better able to lead lasting change if they have the chance to interact with many of the current Quebec leaders and thinkers that are shaping the province today. The Bishop’s Forum will offer numerous and varied opportunities to our young leaders to hear from and connect with the men and women who are at the helm of many important Quebec institutions. They will help shed some light on the realities and trends of this remarkable place we call “Home”.

James Hughes
Bishop’s Forum

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