Its purpose is to enhance the beauty and significance of state areas at official residences, through public donations of furnishings, paintings and objets d'art, or the funds to purchase.
About the Canadiana Fund
The Canadiana Fund is proudly celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. Over the past 30 years, the committee has made significant contributions to the Crown Collection through the solicitation of donations of furnishings and artworks. The Canadiana Fund has contributed over 1,700 artifacts through 1,500 donations worth an estimated $10 million, many of which now proudly adorn the walls and rooms of the state areas of the official residences. We look forward to celebrating this significant milestone as soon as it can be done safely.
The pieces chosen often reflect Canada's heritage, artistic traditions and historical associations, or they may complement the architectural style of a particular residence.
Many of the pieces highlighted in the virtual tours of the official residences on this website were generously donated through the Canadiana Fund. This virtual tour will help you discover and better understand these treasures that are part of Canada's history. It is through the generosity of the Canadiana Fund that we are able to acquire these important historical pieces on behalf of all Canadians.
Acquisitions made through the Canadiana Fund become part of the Crown Collection of the official residences of Canada, the inventory of all the significant artifacts owned and preserved for the official residences.
How to contribute to the Canadiana Fund
Are you passionate about history? Would you like to contribute to our country’s rich heritage? Your gift could decorate and enhance the state areas in one of the official residences of Canada’s Capital.
If you are interested, the Canadiana Fund invites you to make a donation, whether it’s fine Canadian furnishings, paintings or works of art. The Canadiana Fund would welcome a description and photograph of each item.
- A gift to the Canadiana Fund is a gift to the Crown, and a tax receipt will be issued by the NCC for all accepted donations for the year in which they are received.
- Receipts are based on the full fair market value of the gift.
- When donating an object of outstanding significance or national importance, as certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board, a donor may also benefit from a capital gains tax exemption.
- Financial contributions toward the enhancement and refurbishment of the official residences are also welcome, and tax receipts will be issued.
- Donors are advised to consult with their own tax advisors as to the implications of any donation.
- Cynthia Price Verreault, Chairperson
- Anne Fotheringham
- Kathy Hays
- Douglas B. Richardson
- Deborah Riley
- Harvey A. Slack
- Candace Stevenson
- Clyde Wells
- Fei Wong