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

Governor General's Innovation Awards logo

Arctic Inspiration Prize

Arctic Inspiration Prize logo / Prix Inspiration Arctique

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 (AIP) joins the ranks of the highest profile awards programs in the country. The RHF is proud to serve as the managing partner for the AIP.

The AIP is for the North, by the North, with generous support from the South. It encourages, enables and celebrates the achievements of the peoples of the North.

Winners and finalists pose for a group photo during the 2016 Arctic Inspiration Prize at the Centennial Concert Hall in Winnipeg Thursday December 8, 2016

For more information, including a full list of the AIP’s network, visit