Jennifer Petrela


Director of Content and Strategic Engagement

Jennifer Petrela is the Director of the Mentorship, Fellowship and Public Interaction programs. She comes to the Foundation after eight years as an editor for multilateral development banks and academic and government clients. Prior to that, she worked for five years in the corporate affairs arm of an international labour union in Canada and the United States. Jennifer Petrela has lived in Brazil, France, the United States and the Philippines. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in the history of the developing world from McGill University and a Master's of Science in environmental health from Université de Montréal.

  • April 27, 2016
    Every year since 2005, the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has organized a summer institute, inviting all Trudeau scholars, fellows, and mentors to gather for five days of reflection and collaboration. The Foundation’s 11th Summer Institute be the first in Northern Canada and will run from 15 to 20 May on the territories of the Kwanlin Dün and Ta’an Kwäch’än First Nations in Whitehorse, Yukon.