Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Mentors support the leadership development of our doctoral Scholars, empowering them to have meaningful impact in the world. Mentors act as leadership trainers, guides, and advisors to Scholars during the three-year program.

Our Mentors are accomplished leaders from various sectors -- private, public, parapublic and non-profit -- and professional domains, whose professional achievements reflect the range of skills we believe are of great value to future Engaged Leaders. That includes, for instance: communication and public engagement, team and project management, financial and entrepreneurial skills, social innovation, negotiation, networking, creative and design thinking, and resilience in the face of adversity.
Rob Steiner Mentor
Leadership Development
During the first year of the program, Mentors are responsible for designing and delivering leadership training sessions for Scholars in the context of our Institutes of Engaged Leadership. Notably, these sessions aim to offer experiential learning opportunities, thereby helping ensure the Foundation’s activities are rooted in the cities and communities where the Institutes take place. NOTE: Due to the situation stemming from COVID-19, the format of forthcoming events will be adapted in accordance with national and local restrictions. Some small in-person gatherings may take place, if conditions allow. Otherwise, the Foundation will continue to engage its community through digital events.
Nadia Joe Mentor
Impact Conference
In the second and third years of the program, Mentors play an advisory and supporting role for Scholars in the creation and delivery of the public Impact Conference, which aims to stimulate public reflection and dialogue on important contemporary societal issues.
Our mentorship program enriches the network of contacts between Mentors and Scholars and creates opportunities for more personal encounters within these communities.