The Walrus Donors

The Walrus salutes community leaders who have made substantial multiyear commitments. We acknowledge with gratitude the following donors, who share our belief in provocative long-form journalism, innovative ideas, and continuing the Canadian conversation.

The Walrus Trust


Diane Blake and Stephen Smith
Ira Gluskin and Maxine ­Granovsky Gluskin
Janelle and Pierre Lassonde
The Honourable Margaret McCain
Rosemary Phelan
Kim Samuel

Optimistic Canadians

Visionary donors

Barry and Laurie Green Family Charitable Foundation*
Donald K. Johnson*
Mike and Martha Pedersen*
Gretchen and Donald Ross

Champion Donors

The Lewis Cohen Family Foundation
Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn*
Zai Mamdani, Mamdani Family Foundation
The McCaig Family: Ann, Roxanne, Jane, and John
Peter and Sarah O’Hagan
Michael Young Family Foundation*

Ambassador Donors

Shelley Ambrose and Douglas Knight
Helen Burstyn*
Jodi and Gerald Butts
Michael Decter
Rupert Duchesne and Holly Coll-Black
Kevin and Roger Garland*
Blake and Belinda Goldring
Richard and Lois Haskayne
Dr. Eric Jackman
Lakshman Family*
Jennifer F. Longhurst
Bruce MacLellan and Karen Girling
Nadir and Shabin Mohamed*
David and Dr. Patricia Morton
Chima Nkemdirim
Karen Prentice
Tim and Frances Price
Dani Reiss

* These donors have made a second optimistic commitment.

We also thank The Walrus community of 2,000 donors who helped fund independent, fact-based journalism this year.

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Laura Lavie
Development Director

The Walrus gratefully acknowledges the support of The Government of Ontario and The Ontario Arts Council.