The Walrus spurs conversations across Canada from kitchen tables to the House of Commons. Donor support enables us to provide the kind of long-form journalism, art, and fresh ideas that are essential to understanding our country and ourselves.
Support Exceptional Journalism
The need for well-researched, independent, fact-based journalism has never been greater—and producing it has never been harder. Numerous Canadian media outlets are cutting staff, scaling back publication schedules, and replacing investigative journalism with filler from wire services. We are determined to pick up the slack. Because of donor support, The Walrus is able to present a variety of perspectives from Canada’s best writers and artists on the biggest issues of our time in six key content areas: politics and world affairs, health and science, law and justice, the environment, business and economics, and arts and culture.
Support The Walrus Editorial Fellowship
Walrus fellows work closely with our editorial team for six months and participate in every part of the publication process. They are included in story meetings, and they fact-check articles and proofread the magazine. The Walrus Editorial Fellowship Program is one of the very few training grounds in Canada for future editors, and it teaches essential skills not learned in journalism school. Over 100 fellows have graduated from the program and gone on to award-winning careers in Canadian and international media organizations.
Support Indigenous Visual Arts
The Walrus is committed to the idea of a better Canada, and we are using our platforms to amplify under-represented voices and talents. The publishers behind The Good Lands: Canada Through the Eyes of Artists have provided us with seed funding to commission more original artwork from emerging and established Indigenous visual artists in 2018. We are seeking additional donor support to continue to grow this program.