Fondation Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation

An independent and non-partisan Canadian charity, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation was established in 2001 as a living memorial to the former Prime Minister by his family, friends, and colleagues. In 2002, the Government of Canada endowed the Foundation with a donation of $125 million with the unanimous support of the House of Commons. In addition, the Foundation benefits from private sector donations in support of specific initiatives. Through its Scholarship, Fellowship, Mentorship and Public Interaction programs, the Foundation supports outstanding individuals who make meaningful contributions to critical public issues.

  • 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 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.”
  • February 1, 2019
    An event co-hosted by the McGill Department of English and ROAAr (McGill Library’s Rare Books and Special Collections) to kick off Black History Month was held on January 31st at McGill’s McLennan Library as 2005 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow George Elliott Clarke gave readings from his selected works.
  • December 10, 2018
    “A rising tide lifts all boats… as long as you have a boat” A popular seafarers’ analogy was a central theme as academics and community leaders met at Memorial University in St. John’s for the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s Future Forums. While an appropriate metaphor for the place, it was a particularly fitting observation in the discussion on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership.
  • December 3, 2018

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