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  • March 8, 2019
    We are taking a moment this International Women’s Day to celebrate trailblazing women, to reflect on progress and to call for continuing change to advance gender equality. The 2019 Women’s Day theme: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change, is a natural fit with the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation’s core values ​​of inclusion, diversity and excellence.
  • March 4, 2019
    “What helps you get to the door and who decides who’s opening it?” The Social Enterprise Centre, an innovative space devoted to social justice and collective mobilization, hosted the Foundation’s Future Forums in Winnipeg. Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership – the two central themes of the Future Forums – were discussed as participants also reflected on the issues of access and opportunity.
  • March 1, 2019
    From February 28th to March 9th, 2018 Scholar Nathaniel Brunt is showing work at the Chobi Mela International Festival of Photography in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nathaniel’s work is part of the exhibition "Archives of Persistence". Chobi Mela is considered the most significant photographic event in Asia since its inception in 2000.
  • February 28, 2019
    The Future Forums in Regina sparked conversations around access and inclusion. Drawing inspiration from a popular reggae song, the courage it takes to lead towards change for the better.   Words from the participants "Leadership is often about fighting the status quo and sustaining yourself in such battles requires tremendous energy."
  • February 21, 2019
    This article was authored by Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation 2011 Scholar Brent Loken, who recently co-authored a report for the EAT–Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health about healthy eating and sustainable food systems at the global level. 
  • February 18, 2019
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  • February 14, 2019
    Overheard at Québec City's Future Forums  “This brought me out of my comfort zone.” “There are many kinds of exclusion which block certain types of knowledge, including economic prejudice and racism.” "Empathy and humanism are essential to engaged leadership.”
  • February 12, 2019
    2007 Scholar Kristi Kenyon, now Assistant Professor at the University of Winnipeg’s Global College, has been appointed to the City of Winnipeg’s first Human Rights Committee of Council. This newly created committee, which will focus on human rights, diversity, equity, peace, and inclusion, is part of a commitment by the city to position Winnipeg as an international human rights leader.
  • February 11, 2019
    Foundation President & CEO Pascale Fournier was accompanied by 2018 Mentor Nathalie Bondil, Director and Chief Curator of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts (MMFA) for the Future Forums workshop in Val-d'Or on February 5. The session took place at the University of Quebec in Abitibi-Témiscamingue’s Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples.
  • February 6, 2019
    Overheard at Montreal’s Future Forums  “Engagement is a two-way street. It is like dancing. Both parties need to be engaged if it is going to work.”  “Embracing diversity is not innate, it needs to be learned.” “You have to go looking for it. You need to be proactive to find diversity.”