Patron

We are honoured that Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, became the Patron of MediaSmarts in October 2018.

Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada

As Canada’s leading digital literacy organization, MediaSmarts believes that education is the key to innovation, economic growth and engaged citizenship in the digital age. We are honoured that Her Excellency supports our vision that Canadian children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens. 

As a champion for education and learning, Her Excellency is an inspiring role model for all Canadians.

MediaSmarts has been privileged to have His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston and His Excellency the Right Honourable Roméo Leblanc as our previous patrons.

MediaSmarts’ vision that children and youth have the critical thinking skills to engage with media as active and informed digital citizens aligns perfectly with two pillars of His Excellency’s mandate: supporting families and children and reinforcing learning and innovation.

In 1995, the organization was honoured to have His Excellency, the Right Honourable Roméo Leblanc, Governor General of Canada, as its founding patron.

For more information on the Governor General of Canada, visit www.gg.ca