The Rideau Hall Foundation

Incubating the Rideau Hall Foundation

In 2013, Impact Hub was invited by the Office of the Governor General and Community Foundations of Canada to play a role in incubating a unique institution for our country – the Rideau Hall Foundation. Rideau Hall Foundation’s mission is to gather, align and catalyze 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 strengthen our identity, build capacity and promote the advancement of a caring nation.

Incubation kicked off in 2014 through ‘discovery conversations’ with Canadians from coast-to-coast, in order to to uncover purpose, strengths, values, assets and core offerings of the Foundation, as well as an initial business model. The Foundation engaged over 1,000 Canadians from diverse backgrounds, regions and sectors – from artists to venture capitalists to public servants.

HUB Ottawa was honoured to make this contribution. We are excited by the future potential of the Rideau Hall Foundation, and having the Foundation continue to be a part of our social innovation community locally and globally.