The development of leadership has a long history of service and support by the Office of the Governor General. Working with partners, the Rideau Hall Foundation aims to build and celebrate excellence in Canadian leadership, and increase public awareness about and commitment to Canada’s multi-faceted democracy. The RHF will work towards higher levels of Canadian democratic literacy – including our history, orders of government, and Northern and Indigenous governance – particularly among young people.

The Michener Award for Public Service Journalism

The Michener Award was established in 1970 by the late Right Honourable Roland Michener, Governor General of Canada from 1967 to 1974. The Award honours and celebrates outstanding and unbiased public service in journalism. ... Read More

Forum for Young Canadians

Forum helps young Canadians deepen their understanding of Canada and its national decision-making processes. ... Read More

Shifting perceptions of Canada’s public institutions

The RHF set out to conduct research to understand how Canadians felt about their public institutions (including government, healthcare, education, justice, news and media) and whether there is an opportunity to increase engagement between Canadians and these institutions to maintain a healthy democracy. ... Read More

Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers

The Sovereign’s Medal for Volunteers recognizes the exceptional volunteer achievements of Canadians from across the country in a wide range of fields. ... Read More

50th Anniversary of the Order of Canada

Thanks to the generosity of a small group of philanthropic champions of the Order of Canada, the Chancellery of Honours with the support of RHF was able to ... Read More


Celebrating Indigenous Excellence in Journalism

In observance of National Indigenous People’s Day, we are so pleased to highlight and celebrate the APTN and their...

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The Rideau Hall Foundation welcomes seven new board members

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is delighted to welcome to its Board of Directors seven new members who will...

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Youth Civic Engagement: The Hallmark of a Thriving Democracy

By Teresa Marques and Marlene Floyd On January 6th in Washington D.C., Canadians watched in horror as one of...

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