Innovation is fundamental to Canada’s economic prosperity and our social and environmental progress. Our potential to innovate is limited only by the resources and creativity we apply to the process. The Rideau Hall Foundation’s vision is to more deeply engrain the culture of innovation in Canada and to continue to raise the profile of outstanding Canadian innovators while providing them with a unique platform for engagement, connectedness and visibility across the full innovation ecosystem. The Rideau Hall Foundation will help secure Canada’s place in the world by giving Canadians a platform for innovation at the national level and by helping to foster greater connectivity among innovators regionally and across sectors.
Governor General’s Innovation Awards
The RHF is proud to be supporting the Office of the Governor General in its organization of the Governor General’s Innovation Awards. The GGIA, established in 2015, recognizes and celebrates outstanding Canadian individuals, teams and organizations—trailblazers and creators who contribute to our country’s success, who help shape our future and who inspire the next generation. At the core of the GGIA is its national network of nominating partners: a group of more than 50 organizations that currently deliver innovation-related awards programs and others who work to support and promote innovation across Canada and across sectors. For more information, including a full list of partners, visit innovation.gg.ca.
Arctic Inspiration Prize
It is too often forgotten that the story of Canada’s North is one of resourcefulness, incredible innovation, and collaboration; when these three forces coalesce, the impact is such that lives can measurably be improved. With its comprehensive representation of all sectors living and working in the North, and up to $3 million in prize money awarded annually, the Arctic Inspiration Prize joins the ranks of the highest profile awards programs in the country. The RHF is proud to serve as the managing partner for the Arctic Inspiration Prize.
The AIP is a high profile monetary prize awarded annually to multidisciplinary teams who have made a substantial, demonstrated and distinguished contribution to the gathering of Arctic knowledge and who have provided a concrete plan and commitment to implement their knowledge into real world application for the benefit of the Canadian Arctic, its peoples and therefore Canada as a whole.