When Tim Brodhead accepted a volunteer placement in 1965 teaching in Nigeria, he was a new graduate at the time, and he had no idea the impact this experience would have on his future his career.
“My placement in Nigeria was undoubtedly a launching pad for my career,” he said. “After my placement, I felt I had a responsibility to apply what I learned in our own society. I had a sense that very important changes were required here and that became the motivation for everything I did afterwards.”
Tim dedicated 25 years to international development, including six years with Inter Pares, a social justice organization he co-founded in Canada in 1978. Over the years he took leadership positions with several organizations, including the Canadian Council for International Co-operation and the McConnell Foundation. Today, he continues to provide guidance and expertise as a board member with seven organizations. In 2001, his contributions were recognized with his appointment to the Order of Canada.