When the Right Honourable David Johnston was installed as the 28th Governor General of Canada in 2010, he spoke of a vision for a smart and caring nation—where all Canadians can grow, succeed and contribute. The Rideau Hall Foundation’s goal is to widen the circle of giving by reinforcing giving as a fundamental Canadian value.

Patterns of generosity are changing in Canada and beyond – with crowd sourcing, micro-lending, global volunteerism, social enterprise and more – and yet little is known about how to modify the values and behaviours required to increase Canadians’ support of charitable and not-for-profit causes. The Rideau Hall Foundation is committed to taking a multi-sectoral and collaborative approach to strengthen giving in Canada – of time, talent and treasure.

The Giving Behaviour Project

The Giving Behaviour Project is an effort to better understand the current giving landscape in Canada, and to use that knowledge to help the non-profit sector ... Read More

Thirty Years of Giving in Canada

RHF partnered with Imagine Canada on this extensive research project that mined a range of public sources including CRA databases and Statistics ... Read More

Podcast Series – The Ask

The RHF is excited to partner with KCI Canada on its inaugural podcast series focused on giving and based on research made possible through the ... Read More

Giving Behaviour of Canadian Millennials

RHF partnered with Environics Research to create a social values segmentation of giving behaviour among Canadian millennials, including what ... Read More

From Intentions to Action: The Science Behind Giving Behaviours

To explore how behavioural science can be applied to the act of giving, the Rideau Hall Foundation partnered with the Behaviourial Insights ... Read More



Since 2020, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) has been partnering with CanadaHelps to lead GivingTuesday, the world’s largest generosity...

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A Worldwide Day of Giving

Back in the spring of this year, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) partnered with CanadaHelps to prepare for a...

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The Barrett Canada Fund: Setting our sights together

The Rideau Hall Foundation will begin exciting new work this Fall thanks to the incredible generosity of the Barrett...

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