Tim Brodhead

Former Director
Sauvé Scholars Foundation

JSF-Tim-BrodheadFrom 2013 until August 2014, Tim Brodhead served as the Interim President and CEO of the Trudeau Foundation. He is Senior Fellow and Co-Founder of Social Innovation Generation (SiG National).

As a Director of the Sauvé Scholars Foundation, Mr. Brodhead played a central role during the Foundation’s strategic planning process. He remains a trusted advisor to the Foundation. Mr. Brodhead was from 1995 to 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a family foundation based in Montreal. The mission of the Foundation is to create a more resilient society by enhancing inclusion, sustainability, and social innovation.

Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Brodhead spent twenty-five years in the field of international development as a volunteer in West Africa and then as founding director of several non-governmental organizations, including ACORD (based in London, now Nairobi) and Inter Pares (Ottawa). He co-authored a book, Bridges of Hope? that analyzes the contribution of Canadian non-governmental actors to global development and for five years was Executive Director of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation, a national body representing Canadian NGOs working in international development.

In a voluntary capacity he has served on many boards including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) and the Calmeadow Foundation. He is a past chair of Philanthropic Foundations Canada, the national organization of Canadian independent foundations, and currently is President of Board of Trustees of the ETC Group, which addresses the social impact of new technologies. In addition to having served on the Sauvé Scholars Foundation Board of Directors, he is a board member of the Community Foundation of Greater Montreal, Centraide/United Way Montreal, IMAGINE, Knowledge One, Concordia University and others. He is also involved in the work of Social Innovation Generation (SiG), a collaborative initiative to promote social innovation in Canada, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo.

In 2001, Mr. Brodhead was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2002, he was awarded an honourary Doctor of Laws degree by Carleton University, in 2005 by Dalhousie University, in 2011 by the University of New Brunswick, and in 2015 by University McGill.

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