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


Teresa Marques receives Report on Business magazine’s 2023 Changemakers award

The Rideau Hall Foundation is pleased to announce our President and CEO, Teresa Marques, has been named a 2023...

Read More


The Rideau Hall Foundation welcomes three new board members

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

Read More


Forum consultation wraps up

The RHF is pleased to share that the active consultation process for Forum for Young Canadians has now concluded....

Read More

Get the latest updates
A group of youth, walking and laughing
Sign up for the RHF newsletter and receive news directly to your inbox
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.