Tim Brodhead was from 1995 to 2011 President and Chief Executive Officer of The J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, a private foundation based in Montreal. The mission of the Foundation is to foster a more resilient Canada by enhancing social innovation, inclusion and sustainability. He continued as a Senior Fellow of Social Innovation Generation (SIG), a collaborative initiative to promote social innovation in Canada, until 2013. He then was appointed Interim President of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation until 2014.
Currently he co-chairs Canadians for a New Partnership and is a board member of The Natural Step, Engineers Without Borders (EWB-Canada), the Fondation Lucie et André Chagnon, and the Inspirit, OMEGA, Jarislowsky, Glenn Gould and Ottawa Community Foundations. He is on the Advisory Boards of Musagetes, the MaRS Solutions Lab and the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy and is a member of the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR).
In 2001, Tim was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is the recipient of honorary degrees from Carleton University, Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick and McGill University.