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, and was appointed Interim President of the Pierre Elliot Trudeau Foundation in 2013-14.
Currently he is a board member of the Ottawa Community Foundation and the Jarislowsky, Omega, Inspirit, Shorefast and other foundations. He is also on the boards of Reconciliation Canada and the Arctic Inspiration Prize, and the advisory boards of Musagetes and the MaRS Solutions Lab.
In 2001, Tim was appointed an Officer of the Order of Canada. He is the recipient of honourary degrees from Carleton University, Dalhousie University, the University of New Brunswick, York University and McGill University.