The Walrus Foundation

We are eternally grateful for the continued generosity of our founding sponsor, the Chawkers Foundation

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The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals across multiple platforms: publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, in print, tablet, and smartphone editions; curating the Walrus Talks, leadership dinners, speakers’ series, and other events across the country; posting original, high-quality content at; and through such digital projects as Walrus Ebooks. The foundation also partners with Blue Ant Media to produce documentaries and other programming at; and trains young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.

Through national events, the Walrus Foundation is committed to the public square, to celebrating Canadian talent, and to increasing participation in our democracy through spirited and intelligent debate—by lifting the magazine off the page and onto the stage in public forums.

The Walrus Foundation is supported by individuals, foundations, partnerships, corporate donors, and public sector grants. The Walrus magazine is supported by advertisers, corporate sponsors, subscribers, and newsstand sales. The magazine’s charitable status depends on its editorial content, which must make up 70 percent of its pages, and is required to be 80 percent educational and 80 percent Canadian.

A volunteer Educational Review Committee, composed of academics from universities across Canada, assists the foundation in fulfilling its mandate.

The Walrus Foundation and The Walrus magazine are grateful to both the Board of Directors and the Advisory Council for their support, expertise, and dedication.

We would like to express our deep gratitude to the Chawkers Foundation for its generous ongoing support. The Walrus also acknowledges the financial support of the Government of Canada, the Trillium Foundation, and the Ontario Arts Council.

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