Innovation is critical to our success as a country; and while Canadians are among the world’s most accomplished innovators, we seldom acknowledge our incredible contributions to society and humanity.

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is working with our partners to foster a culture of innovation in Canada by celebrating our accomplishments as well as providing a platform for innovators to grow and connect.

To help us achieve all this, we’ve launched a partnership platform to showcase Canadian innovation and innovators and to bring innovation-related events and initiatives under a shared vision: Canadian Innovation Space.

Visit Canadian Innovation Space to learn how you can join us in helping make Canada the most innovative country in the world.

“A culture of innovation doesn’t happen by accident, but by countless daily acts and sustained efforts over time. It happens because we make it happen. It happens because we believe that to be innovative lies at the heart of what it means to be Canadian. To ask, ‘How do we do things better?’—and then do just that—is part of the basic makeup of our country.”

– The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada and Chair of the Rideau Hall Foundation


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Join us for CIW 2022!

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