• People

  • Ideas

  • Potential

  • Optimism

  • Action

  • Results

  • Trust

  • Impact

  • Resources

  • Vision

  • Inspiration

  • Talent

  • Passion

  • Focus

  • Insight

  • Leadership

  • Giving

  • Learning

  • Innovation

  • Connection

What would it look like if we all came together for the greater good in a place that focuses our energies, our values, our ideas and our resources?


The Rideau Hall Foundation is a uniquely Canadian charitable organization that amplifies the Office of the Governor General and mobilizes people + ideas for the benefit of Canada and the world.

Together we can do more

The Rideau Hall Foundation was established during the Right Honourable David Johnston’s mandate as governor general of Canada to strengthen the ability of the Governor General to better serve Canadians through a range of initiatives linked to learning, leadership, giving, and innovation. Together we can do more.

  • Providing students with innovative opportunities that foster learning

    Presley Sibbick, a teacher candidate at Nipissing University in Ontario, is an integral member of a team of educators Read More
  • GGIAs: a powerful vote of confidence

    Dr. J. Breanne Everett is the CEO and co-founder of Orpyx, as well as a medical doctor and resident in plastic and reconstructive surgery... Read More
  • Nation-building potential and the power of philanthropy

    Gerald Schwartz is CEO and Founder at Onex Corp.  In 2005, Mr. Schwartz was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, and in... Read More
  • Recognizing Extraordinary Volunteers

    Françoise Sigur-Cloutier uses her love of the French language and Francophone culture to benefit the Franco-Saskatchewanian community. In addition to having a hand in... Read More
  • Removing barriers to postsecondary education

    Amanda Jones, a single mother in her third year of Vancouver Island University’s creative writing program, financed the first two years of her education... Read More
  • Learning new lessons beyond the classroom

    Dr. Ahmad Firas Khalid went overseas as a Queen Elizabeth Scholar in 2016 as a PhD candidate from McMaster University. His internship with Médecins... Read More