The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston
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Educational Resources

In Class
Our educational kits contain lessons and activities that can be done in class. They are designed for teachers and educators across Canada and can be adapted to various grade levels.

On Site
Educational tours are available at both official residences of the governor general of Canada: Rideau Hall in Ottawa and the Citadelle of Québec. Our school program will help you to learn more about the viceregal role while discovering an important historic site.

Time for action! Discover how His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston encourages volunteerism, how many Canadians have made a difference, and how you can get involved in your community.

Did you know? Several governors general have been teachers or great champions of education. For example, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston was a law professor and has made learning one of the pillars of his mandate. Governor General Roméo LeBlanc (1995-1999)  taught high school before pursuing a career in politics. As well, to encourage academic excellence, many governors general have created awards or prizes, such as the Governor General’s Academic Medal, created in 1873 by Lord Dufferin (1872-1878).

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Date modified: July 30, 2015