Supporting the Foundation

We share your passion for research and public engagement on critical issues facing Canada and the world

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation promotes research and public dialogue on four themes that are critical to our collective future: human rights and dignity, people in their natural environment, Canada and the world, and responsible citizenship.

Why donate?

Our scholars give back. They serve Canada’s communities to improve our common future- and with your help, they can do more.

Scholar Tammara Soma; is leading a social innovation lab that is tackling food waste and food insecurity in Toronto by bringing together producers, distributors, retailers, consumers and social agencies, all of whom have a stake in a healthier, sustainable and affordable food system.

Scholar Aaron Mills; is working with his home community, the Couchiching First Nation, to revive the legends which are traditional sources of Indigenous law. The project will make the participating members of the Couchiching community more knowledgeable about one of their most important legal institutions and can serve as a foundation for greater understanding between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples. 

Both Tammara and Aaron are doing this leadership work while completing their PhDs.

These are just two examples of how Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation scholars and fellows are addressing some of Canada’s toughest issues through their research and public engagement.;

Your charitable donation means that long into the future many more innovative leaders like Aaron and Tammara will be able to strengthen their vital work through their relationship with the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation.

Give now

You can choose to support one of three funds with an annual gift to the Foundation:

  1. Give to the Greatest Needs Fund to support the Foundation with flexible, unrestricted funds;
  2. Contribute to an enriched public conversation by giving to the Public Interaction Fund; or
  3. Strengthen the long-term financial health of the Foundation by giving to the Endowment Support Fund;.

Learn more about the three funds; or donate now; to the area of your choice. To speak with us about a specific project for your gift, please contact us;.

By making a donation, you will double the value of your gift this year. Gifts made by cash, cheque, wire transfer, or donations of publicly-traded securities will be matched by the McCall MacBain Foundation.

A receipt for tax purposes will be issued for donations of $25 or more.  Our charitable registration number is 895438919RR0001.

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is able to accept tax-deductible donations from US donors in partnership with CAF America. Please visit the Give Now page at CAF America’s website at to get started.

Thank you for making your donation today!