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.

  • March 20, 2019
    The Future Forums workshop on Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership in Vancouver brought forth valuable observations about what constitutes excellence, knowledge, and effective leadership.     “The most important thing we learn is humility in leadership. You can’t have engagement without humility.”   “Be like bamboo to be an inclusive leader: Bamboo is resilient because it is flexible. It can bend without breaking.”
  • 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.
  • 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 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.