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.

  • December 20, 2019
    Foundation offices closed until January 6th, 2020 The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation would like to wish you a safe and happy holiday period. Please note the Foundation offices will be closed from December 23rd, 2019 until January 6th, 2020.
  • December 11, 2019
    The Foundation community gathered for our first official Institute of Engaged Leadership from October 27th to November 1st 2019 in Yellowknife, NWT. Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows came together for a week of community-building and learning on the theme of Power & Knowledge. Canada’s North is an essential – and yet sometimes overlooked – part of the country where the intersection between power and knowledge has unique meaning. 
  • November 14, 2019
  • October 23, 2019
    Our May Community Retreat in Orford, Quebec was a first opportunity for our new 2019 Scholars, Mentors, and Fellows to meet the rest of the Foundation community which is made up of an outstanding network of researchers, academics, and decision-makers.
  • July 10, 2019
    This has been an extraordinary year in the life of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.
  • May 26, 2019
    This year’s Mentors are an outstanding group of accomplished real-world actors who bring a rich and diverse set of experiences to the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation community. Mentors play a critical role supporting our Scholars with valuable advice and insights.