Our people

The Foundation is overseen by engaged, accomplished Canadians from diverse walks of life.

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Our governance

In accordance with the Canada Not-for-Profit Corporations Act, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is governed by two bodies: the Foundation's Members and its Directors. 

Members of the Foundation are responsible for electing the directors and appointing the Foundation's independent auditor. Together, the members advise the Board of Directors and the president and serve as ambassadors for the Foundation, helping it to expand its network in Canada and abroad. 

The Foundation may count as many as 30 members. Of these, 21 are regular members who are appointed by all members; six are appointed by the Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development; and three are the liquidators of the succession of the late Right Honourable Pierre Elliott Trudeau. 

The Board of Directors and its committees oversee the operations of the Foundation, including the Foundation’s assets and annual operating budget. They also set the Foundation’s policies and the directions for its programs.

The Board is composed of up to 18 diverse directors. Of these, 14 are elected by regular members; two are elected by the members appointed by the government; and two are elected by the liquidators. 

Our staff

A passionate team of professionals implements the Foundation's vision and oversees its programs.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Society

Former Trudeau scholars, fellows and mentors work together to foster productive and long-term relationships among the Foundation's community and drive the growing momentum of its network.