Executive Director, Trottier Family Foundation
Éric St-Pierre has been Executive Director of Trottier Family Foundation since 2016. The Trottier Foundation is one of the largest private philanthropic foundations in Canada and a leading foundation in mitigating climate change. Under his leadership, the Foundation has increased its grants to over a hundred registered charities, transitioned the foundation’s assets towards sustainable investing and collaborate more closely with various stakeholders.
Much of his work is focused on strategic and effective philanthropy and creating opportunities for innovation and collaboration. He sits on the Board of the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers Network, Chair of the Low Carbon Funders Group and sits on the Board of the Clean Economy Fund.
Before joining the Trottier Foundation, Éric practiced law for five years in the areas of Indigenous and environmental law as a litigator and accredited mediator. Eric has civil law and common law (LLB/BCL) degrees from McGill University and a BA Honours degree in Political Science from Concordia University. He worked and lived in Uganda and the Solomon Islands.