The Viceregal Lion
  1. The Governor General of Canada
  2. Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette
Role and Responsibilities

Bring Canadians Together

The governor general plays a key role in promoting national identity by supporting and promoting Canadian values, diversity, inclusion, culture and heritage. The governor general travels extensively across Canada, taking part in a variety of events, meeting with Canadians in their communities and discussing issues of local and national concern.

The governor general encourages Canadians to build a compassionate society and to work together to create strong and generous communities. By meeting with Canadians during visits or activities held at either of the two official residences, by taking part in community activities, and by listening to the concerns of Canadians, the governor general encourages dialogue, promotes national identity and fosters national unity.