TAC Foundation

Supporting the Education and Development of Tomorrow’s Transportation Professionals

The Transportation Association of Canada (TAC) Foundation is a registered charity that operates independently from TAC.

It was established in 2003 to address the issue of shortages in the number of skilled people available for the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of Canada’s transportation infrastructure.


Supporting the Education and Development of Tomorrow’s Transportation Professionals.


The Transportation Association of Canada Foundation supports the education and personnel development needs of the Canadian transportation industry by:

  • Providing educational support to individuals attending post-secondary institutions in current and future transportation-related disciplines;
  • Providing financial support for student activities to promote transportation-related disciplines as a career;
  • Supporting opportunities to link emerging technologies and relevant non-traditional disciplines with transportation professionals and students.

The primary focus of the TAC Foundation has been to build support for transportation education, both in terms of annual total dollars available to students in transportation programs and in scope. The expansion in scope is in reference to broadening the reach of the scholarship program beyond university graduate students and implementing other programs to support transportation education in Canada, such as promoting careers in transportation to high school students and assisting transportation educators and researchers.

Board of Directors

Gerry Chaput


Jim Weir

Morrison Hershfield Limited

Scott Stewart

Scott Stewart & Associates

Jean-François Gysel

TAC Foundation Executive Director

Ryan Essex

The Miller Group

Keith Foster


David Hein
Vimy Henderson

PTech Engineering Solutions

Keri-Ann Hobson


Mauricio Lopez

EllisDon Corporation

Frédéric Pellerin

ministère des Transports et de la Mobilité durable du Québec

Janelle Warren
Sarah Wells

Transportation Association of Canada


Transportation Association of Canada Foundation
401-1111 Prince of Wales Drive
Ottawa, ON K2C 3T2