Future Forums

The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation set out on a mission to seek insights from Canadians on the future of our programs. We called this pan-Canadian listening and learning tour the Future Forums. Throughout every province and territory, the Foundation heard from past and current Scholars, Fellows, and Mentors, and a diverse list of participants from all sectors and backgrounds, from grassroots community organizations to business leaders.


Between September 2018 and March 2019, the Foundation heard from more than 400 participants who shared their valuable ideas and insights through words and artistic creativity . The Future Forums were guided by two central themes: Inclusive Excellence and Engaged Leadership.


Now, we are studying what we heard. Soon, the Foundation will produce a report on our findings which will be made publicly available. That report will serve as a key part of the development of the Foundation’s Strategic Plan, which will help shape our programs including the Institutes of Engaged Leadership.


In the meantime, we invite you to explore the Future Forums section of our website for articles, photos, and videos from our cross-Canada exploration for new ideas.