Governors general are deeply interested in the education of Canadians, and encourage learning as a way for them to advance themselves and their communities. Equality of opportunity and the improvement of learning outcomes across the country are critical to ensuring a productive and prosperous nation. Within the Learning portfolio, the Rideau Hall Foundation is focused on international student mobility, Indigenous education, and innovative support for at-risk and disadvantaged youth at the post-secondary level.

Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative

The RHF is working to support dramatically increasing the numbers of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis teachers and to promote the systemic changes necessary in leading to more sustainable Indigenous teacher employment opportunities in all areas of the country. ... Read More

Queen Elizabeth Scholars

Currently, only 3% of Canadian students experience study abroad – this is one of the lowest percentages among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries. ... Read More

Catapult Canada

Catapult Canada is a national platform and community that aims to increase equity of access to learning opportunities for youth. ... Read More

Learning Loss as Civic Loss Report

In this report, we consider the effects of the pandemic on Canadian youth civic literacy, we identify gaps in our current civic literacy landscape, and we provide key recommendations. ... Read More

Indigenous Youth Well-Being

A journey where education, mentorship, culture, family and community play an integral role and need to be in balance with each other ... Read More

Learning partnership for Indigenous youth

Indigenous youth make up the fastest growing demographic in Canada, yet their levels of education attainment are far below those of other Canadians. ... Read More


Report captures insights from Indigenous Teacher Education National Summit

In June 2023, on Treaty 7 Territory and Region 3 of the Homeland of the Métis, the Rideau Hall...

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Welcome Rachel Mishenene as Director of the RHF’s Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative.

The Rideau Fall Foundation is delighted to welcome to our team Rachel Mishenene as Director, Indigenous Teacher Education Initiative....

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Indigenous grants: What would it take to dramatically increase the numbers of FNIM teachers across Canada?

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is on a journey to support dramatic increases in the numbers of First Nations,...

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