Rideau Hall Foundation

The Rideau Hall Foundation gathers, aligns and catalyzes ideas, people and resources to move the Canadian spirit and our shared aspirations forward.

As an independent, non-political charity, the Foundation works closely with the Governor General and many external partners to support initiatives that build our identity, build capacity and promote the advancement of a caring nation.

It reflects the Governor General’s interest in helping individuals and organizations to achieve their aspirations for Canada, a country with extraordinary potential.

It was influenced by a desire to foster Canadian values and identity by utilizing the unique leadership role which Governors General can play in helping marshal the talent, energy, and resources of the country. And it was seen as a central ingredient in the evolution and modernization of the Office of the Governor General by helping that office pursue its vital mandate to connect, honour, and inspire Canadians.

The Arctic Inspiration Prize Office is housed with the Rideau Hall Foundation, located in Rideau Hall in Ottawa, home of the Governor General of Canada, and comprises the administrative offices of the Prize and includes its staff and equipment.