Morris Rosenberg

2014 to 2018

President and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Morris Rosenberg was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation in April 2014. His term started in August 2014. He was previously appointed Trudeau mentor in 2005.

Morris Rosenberg was Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2010 to 2013. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Rosenberg served as Deputy Minister of Health Canada from December 2004 to June 2010.

Mr. Rosenberg began his public service career with the Department of Justice in 1979. From 1989 to 1993 he served as Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Affairs and Legislative Policy in the Department of Consumer and Corporate Affairs. From 1993 to 1996, he served as Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Economic and Regional Development Policy, at the Privy Council Office. He was appointed Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) in 1996.

From 1998 to December 2004, he served as Deputy Minister of Justice and Deputy Attorney General of Canada. 

Mr. Rosenberg holds a B.A. from McGill University, and LL.L. from the Université de Montréal and a LL.M. from Harvard University.

He was appointed Member of the Order of Canada in 2015, “for his sustained commitment to our country and for his effective and ethical leadership as a senior public servant”. 

  • December 20, 2016
    The following text constitutes the public response of The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation to the National Post reporting about its donations and governance. The letter was published in the National Post on 20 December 2016.  -- To the Editor:
  • November 29, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation has been in the news over the last week regarding a donation. We have limited our communications on this to answering media queries and correcting reporting errors. What follows are the key facts. Key facts:
  • November 10, 2016
    The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is a learning organization interested in innovative models of research and collaboration.
  • October 6, 2016
    Pluralism and diversity issues are one area of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s expertise. On 21 September 2016, Morris Rosenberg, the Foundation president and chief executive officer, moderated a high-level international panel on the benefits of inclusion and diversity, on the margins of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.
  • September 9, 2016
    McCall MacBain Foundation makes largest gift in the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation’s history   John H. McCall MacBain, Marcy McCall MacBain, McCall MacBain Foundation and Morris Rosenberg, president and CEO, Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation
  • January 4, 2015
    A total of seven members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed to the Order of Canada on 30 December 2015. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 69 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are: Companion of the Order of Canada