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Mélanie Béchard
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melanie.bechard@rhf-frh.ca

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Apr 10, 2018

Charities and non-profits must lessen reliance on aging, affluent donors

Canadians give more than $14 billion annually, but current demographic trends suggest revenues will decline significantly over time if action not taken Ottawa, April 10, 2018 – The long-term viability of Canada’s charitable sector depends on higher donation rates among younger and new Canadians, according to a study released today by the Rideau Hall Foundation […]

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Feb 06, 2018

Innovation in teaching and learning: Students and leaders across sectors explore innovative solutions to preparing youth for disrupted economy

OTTAWA – More than 80 university, public service, business and civil society leaders convened with student entrepreneurs and innovators at Univation, a national forum co-hosted by Universities Canada and the Rideau Hall Foundation, in Ottawa February 5 and 6. Against the backdrop of increasing digital change and technological disruption, Univation participants explored the challenges and opportunities for preparing […]

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Nov 30, 2017

Inspiring the next generation of Canadian innovators – Ottawa

OTTAWA—More than 600 elementary students will learn the importance of having an innovative spirit during a special visit to Fisher Park Public School/Summit Alternative today. Former governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston, and Mr. Tom Jenkins, Chair of OpenText and of the National Research Council, will be discussing Innovation Nation and Ingénieux Junior, the […]

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Nov 28, 2017

Inspiring the next generation of Canadian innovators

TORONTO—Students as young as six years old will learn the importance of having an innovative spirit during a special visit at Dewson Street Public School in Toronto today. Former governor general of Canada, the Right Honourable David Johnston will be sharing Innovation Nation and Ingénieux Junior, the young readers edition of his popular book Ingenious, with students […]

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Oct 26, 2017

New learning partnership a path to reconciliation

By: Scott Haldane and Reeta Roy This article was originally posted by the Vancouver Sun on October 23, 2017. When Sheldon Scow recounts his path to a university education, it is a story of tenacity and hard-won courage. A third-year First Nations Studies student at Vancouver Island University, Sheldon dropped out of university twice before […]

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Sep 29, 2017

Federal gift supports the Rideau Hall Foundation as David Johnston’s Legacy

OTTAWA—The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) would like to thank the Government of Canada for its contribution in honour of The Right Honourable David Johnston, 28th Governor General of Canada (2010-2017). The Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, announced today a grant of $3 million and a commitment of up to $7 million in matching funds towards the […]

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Sep 28, 2017

Statement by the Prime Minister to thank the outgoing Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston

Ottawa, Ontario – September 28, 2017 The Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, today issued the following statement to thank the outgoing Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston: “On October 2nd, 2017, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston will return to private life after holding this country’s highest and oldest office. […]

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Sep 20, 2017

Innovative Learning Partnership for Indigenous Youth Launched at Vancouver Island University and Yukon College

Vancouver Island University and Yukon College to increase enrollment and completion rates of Indigenous learners NANAIMO, B.C.— In the spirit of reconciliation, a new learning partnership for Indigenous youth at Vancouver Island University (VIU) and Yukon College is being announced today. Building from the guidance of Elders and the aspirations of Indigenous youth, VIU will […]

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May 24, 2017

Rideau Hall Foundation and the Government of Canada building towards Canadian Innovation Week

OTTAWA—As part of its commitment to building a stronger culture of innovation in Canada, the Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF), along with the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Canada’s Minister for Innovation, Science and Economic Development, are calling for groups working to promote innovation across different sectors to come together around an annual Canadian Innovation Week every May. […]

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Mar 27, 2017

Next generation research leaders from Canada and low- and middle-income countries to pursue innovation and community-building projects

OTTAWA – More than 450 researchers at the doctoral, postdoctoral and early-career levels will undertake global research projects as part of the new Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Advanced Scholars Program, contributing to improved global talent exchange between Canada and other nations. This expanded second round of the Queen Elizabeth Scholars program will fund […]

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