The Rideau Hall Foundation is an independent and non-political registered charity established to mobilize ideas, people, and resources across the country to tap into our national spirit and help realize our shared aspirations. We work in close collaboration with external partners to support initiatives that strengthen our identity, build capacity, and promote the advancement of a smart and caring nation.

Established in 2012, the RHF was incubated for its first four years by the Community Foundations of Canada, whose dedicated leadership brought the RHF to a strategic place of strength and potential. In 2016, the RHF began its shift to an independent entity with the hiring of its first full-time President and CEO, Scott Haldane, followed by a full complement of staff.

RHF's office at 9 Rideau Gate
Annual Report 2016

Annual Report 2016

A screenshot of the 2016 financial statements

Financial Statements 2016

Who we are

Board of Directors

  • The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada; Chair
  • Huguette Labelle, Vice-chair
  • Rahul K. Bhardwaj
  • Amit Chakma
  • Zita Cobb
  • Paul Desmarais III
  • Phil Fontaine
  • Udloriak Hanson
  • Bob Harding
  • Thomas G. Heintzman
  • Carol Lee
  • Monique F. Leroux
  • Hon. Kevin Lynch
  • Ross McGregor
  • Evan Price
  • Frank Rochon
  • Indira Samarasekera
  • Khalil Shariff
  • Nancy Southern
  • Victor Thomas
  • Annette Verschuren
  • Benjamin P. Watsa
  • Marie Wilson


  • Robert Prichard


  • Stephen Wallace