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Leadership
October 29, 2020

Honouring the legacy of former Governor General Roland Michener

The Rideau Hall Foundation (RHF) and the Michener Awards Foundation are joining forces to strengthen the Michener Awards and ensure the program’s ability to support and celebrate excellence in Canadian journalism well into the future. We are also delighted to be able to carry on this legacy project of former Governor General Roland Michener.

The Michener Awards recognizes and celebrates journalism that helps us frame our public debates and make informed decisions to strengthen our communities and our country. And, as we mark the 50th anniversary of the Michener Awards, it’s clear that public service journalism has never been more important.

Core to the RHF’s mandate is the goal to increase public awareness about and commitment to Canada’s multi-faceted democracy. Public service journalism is a key component of a healthy democracy, and the Michener Awards recognize some of the best journalism in Canada. We are very proud to offer a home to the Michener Awards to ensure its sustainability and visibility for generations to come.

The finalists for the 2019 Michener Award were announced earlier this year, and the winner will be announced later this fall.  More information about the 50th anniversary celebrations will be available in the coming weeks.