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
The Honourable Margaret McCain
Rosemary Phelan
Kim Samuel

Optimistic Canadians

Visionary donors

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

Champion Donors

Lakshman Family*
Janelle and Pierre Lassonde*
Louise MacCallum and Michael Barnstijn*
Rosamond Ivey
Mike and Martha Pedersen
Michael Young Family Foundation*

Ambassador Donors

Helen Burstyn*
Michael Decter
Rupert Duchesne and Holly Coll-Black
David and Yvonne Fleck
Kevin and Roger Garland*
Richard and Lois Haskayne
Dr. Eric Jackman
Jennifer F. Longhurst
Nadir and Shabin Mohamed*
Karen Prentice
Andrew and Valerie Pringle
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. 2020 Donor Listing and 2019 Year in Review.

Contact Us

Please contact us to discuss making a philanthropic gift to The Walrus.

Laura Lavie
Development Director

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