Trudeau Mentors

Each year, the Foundation and its scientific committee choose a scientific theme (the “scientific cycle”), upon which new members (Fellows, Mentors) will be chosen.  Each year, the Foundation may select as many as nine (9) mentors who dedicate themselves to developing the capacity for engaged leadership among Scholars and serve as sdvisors to the Foundation community who may be engaged young professionals or individuals in the late stages of their career or in retirement. Mentors receive compensation to a max. of $20,000 plus $15,000 in travel allowance, per year for up to three years for their Foundation activities and their capacity as consultants.

Eligibility: Mentors are: real-world actors from all areas of endeavour; from different domains, including the arts or culture sector, the corporate world, the voluntary sector, and the public services; social innovators; committed and involved in the real world.

Note: Mentors commit to the following over three years: participate in a week-long strategic planning retreat with the Foundation community; conceive on the ground activities and lead these activities during the retreat; work with Fellows and lead end-of-day discussions; participate in the planning and organization of a General Conference led by Scholars; work with Scholars and Fellows on an initiative to disseminate the learnings from their experience. This program has been redesigned for 2019, and is now a direct application rather than an institutional nomination. For record keeping purposes and/or for strategic advice, please inform the ISA Office at if you are intending to submit an application.

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Upcoming Deadlines

February 21, 2021February 21, 2021 *
16:00:00 16:00:00 America/Vancouver Application Deadline: Trudeau Mentors Prioritizes experience on the ground in order for Scholars to enhance their appetite for risk taking. .
* NOTE: This deadline is an estimate based on previous years, but a confirmed deadline has not yet been published. We will update the deadline when it has been confirmed.