The Walrus Thanks You

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit with an educational mandate to support writers, artists, ideas, and debate on matters vital to Canadians. View our 2014 Donor Report to find out how philanthropic gifts enable us to fulfill this mandate. Call (416) 971-5004 or visit to make a donation today.

The Walrus Campaign for Optimistic Canadians

The Walrus Foundation salutes community leaders who have made substantial multi-year commitments to the Walrus Campaign for Optimistic Canadians, launched in honour of The Walrus magazine’s tenth anniversary. We acknowledge with gratitude the following donors, who share our belief in provocative long-form journalism, innovative ideas, and continuing the national conversation.

    Lead Visionary Donor

  • RBC Foundation
  • Visionary Donors

  • Anonymous
  • Diane Blake & Stephen Smith
  • Chisholm/Thomson Family Fund
  • La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
  • Andrew & Valerie Pringle
  • Gretchen & Donald Ross
  • Champion Donors

  • Lakshman Family
  • Lassonde Family Foundation
  • Lousie MacCallum & Michael Barnstijn
  • Michael Young Family Foundation
  • Lois & Doug Mitchell
  • Ambassador Donors

  • Kevin & Roger Garland
  • William C. Graham
  • Erica & Jeff Lebbert
Publisher’s Circle * indicates our valued monthly donors; † indicates gift-in-kind donors
Benefactors $100,000 & up
Advocates $50,000 & up
Patrons $25,000 & up
Associates $10,000 & up

Editorial Fellowships

In 2014, we launched our new Editorial Fellowships. We are grateful to the following for their generous support of training and the educational mandate of the Walrus Foundation:

  • Chawkers Foundation
  • Lucille & Urban Joseph
  • Seymour Schulich
  • Sandra & Jim Pitblado
Mentors $5,000 & up
Companions $1,000 & up

Join the Walrus Community Today!

The Walrus Foundation (registered charity no. 861851624-RR0001) needs your help sustaining this optimistic Canadian project. Call us at (416) 971-5004, ext. 255, or visit View our 2014 report to donors at We extend special gratitude to our partner organizations, and to the many volunteers who dedicate their talent and time. We also wish to thank our loyal readers, visitors, viewers, and event attendees.

Friends of the Walrus Up to $1,000. * indicates our valued monthly donors; † indicates gift-in-kind donors

The Walrus launched in September 2003 with a straightforward mandate: to be a national general interest magazine about Canada and its place in the world and to present the best work by the best writers and artists, on a wide range of topics for curious Canadians. The Walrus is published by the charitable, non-profit Walrus Foundation, which is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and to creating forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. We achieve these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine ten times a year, curating the national series of Walrus Talks, organizing leadership dinners, and posting original, daily content at The foundation also trains the future leaders in media, publishing, and non-profit development.