Inspiring innovators

November 2, 2020

The RHF and Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation launch Inspired Innovators series

Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) has partnered with the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation (CST), one of Canada’s largest and oldest education savings providers, to tell the stories of successful Canadian innovators and students who are showing resilience, providing hope and making successful positive impacts as we prepare for a future of unknowns. Through a six part video series, we’ll celebrate the achievements of past CST Graduate Award recipients, who are following in the footsteps of Governor General’s Innovation Award laureates. Focused on using innovation for social good, we call this group Inspired Innovators.

Having an innovative mindset is critical. Today’s students will need to be prepared for rapid innovation in an evolving world. In a world of constant change, innovation is the key to success. It makes the impossible possible and inspires us to dream big and defy the odds. When we think of our own nation, Canadians have made enormous contributions to our country and our world. But innovation is more pervasive in our daily lives than most people realize.

The Inspired Innovators series tells the stories of some of Canada’s successful innovators and the students who are following in their footsteps as they prepare themselves for a world that cannot clearly be defined. Watch as they share the key skills they believe are important to navigate this ever-changing world where learning and innovation go hand in hand.

Follow along as we share more about the Inspired Innovators and the 21st century skills they are using to succeed in today’s rapidly evolving world. Follow @CSTConsultants and @CSTspark to learn more about the Inspired Innovators series.

Stay up to date on innovation news and events by following @Cdn_Innovation and @CanadianInnovationSpace.


About CST
Founded in 1960, the Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping Canadian families better access post-secondary education. Through philanthropy, discovery, advocacy and by sponsoring the Canadian Scholarship Trust Plans to help families save for post-secondary education, CST continues to deliver on its mission. In addition to its focus on education savings, the Foundation rewards hard working and community minded Canadian students and communities through scholarships, bursaries and awards programs, and its Inspired Minds Program. CST has helped nearly 800,000 students achieve their post-secondary dreams.

The Canadian Scholarship Trust Foundation and its subsidiaries (CST Spark Inc. and CST Consultants Inc.) operate under the Masterbrand name CST. For more information, visit


About the Rideau Hall Foundation
The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) is a registered national charity that brings together ideas, people and resources to enhance the impact of the Office of the Governor General as a central institution of Canadian democracy. Working towards a better Canada, the RHF’s work spans four key programmatic areas and challenges for Canada, including: (1) learning initiatives that strive for excellence and promote equality of opportunity; (2) strengthening Canada’s culture of innovation, (3) widening the circle of giving and volunteering; and (4) building and celebrating excellence in Canadian leadership, and increasing public awareness about and commitment to Canada’s multi-faceted democracy.

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