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The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General welcomes your comments, suggestions and questions. Here is how you can reach us:


We welcome your comments, questions and suggestions. You may send them by e-mail at: info@gg.ca. Please take note that because of the volume of requests we receive, we are not always able to respond immediately. Responses to specific inquiries can be expected within two to three weeks.

You may also reach us:

by phone at (613) 993-8200 or toll-free in Canada and the United States at 1 800 465-6890

by fax at (613) 998-8760

or by mail at
Rideau Hall
1 Sussex Drive
Ottawa, ON  K1A 0A1

Telephone Directory

The Office of the Secretary to the Governor General telephone directory is located on the Government Electronic Directory Services (GEDS) Web site. This is a searchable database, and information retrieved includes the names, titles, telephone numbers, fax numbers and mailing addresses of departmental employees.

Inviting the Governor General to your event

Each year, the Governor General and His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond attend special events, ceremonies and celebrations across the country, both together and separately. If you would like them to attend an event, you can invite them by writing a letter (addressed to the Governor General) that includes:

  • background information on the event or organization
  • the date and time of the event (and whether these are flexible) and the venue
  • the number of people expected to participate
  • the role you would like the Governor General to play, if any (e.g., speech, award presentation, etc)
  • name and telephone number of a contact person (and fax if available)

Keep in mind that their programs are planned five to six months in advance.

Please send your invitation by regular mail (no postage necessary) to 1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A1. All invitations are reviewed by a program officer, who will contact you if any further information is needed. Invitations are then presented to Their Excellencies and decisions are made based on their availability, confirmed program of engagements, travel requirements and other factors.

If you have any questions, please contact the Program Planning section through info@gg.ca

How to write to the Governor General

The full title of the Governor General is:

    Her Excellency
    the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, C.C., C.M.M., C.O.M., C.D.
    Governor General of Canada

The title of the Governor General's spouse is:

    His Excellency Jean-Daniel Lafond, C.C.

If you are writing to the Governor General, address the letter to:

    Her Excellency the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
    Governor General of Canada
    Rideau Hall
    1 Sussex Drive
    Ottawa, Ontario
    K1A 0A1

    (no postage necessary)

You can write to His Excellency at the same address.

In either case, the salutation is: Excellency

If you want to write to both of them, address the letter to:

    Their Excellencies
    The Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean
    Governor General of Canada
    Mr. Jean-Daniel Lafond

The salutation is: Excellencies

Updated: 2019-03-28
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