The Walrus Foundation Thanks You, Our 2015 Supporters.



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 2015 Donor Report to find out how philanthropic gifts enable us to fulfill this mandate. Call (416) 971-5004 or visit thewalrus.ca/donate to make a donation today.

* Indicates our valued monthly donors


Optimistic Canadians

The Walrus Foundation salutes community leaders who have made substantial multi-year commitments to the Walrus Campaign for Optimistic Canadians. 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

  • Diane Blake & Stephen Smith
  • Chisholm/Thomson Family Fund
  • La Fondation Emmanuelle Gattuso
  • John Macfarlane & Rosamond Ivey
  • Andrew & Valerie Pringle
  • Gretchen & Donald Ross

Champion Donors

  • Lakshman Family
  • Lassonde Family Foundation
  • Louise MacCallum & Michael Barnstijn MacCallum
  • Lois & Doug Mitchell
  • The Michael Young Family Foundation

Ambassador Donors

  • Michael Decter
  • Kevin & Roger Garland
  • William C. Graham
  • Donald K. Johnson
  • Lucille & Urban Joseph
  • Erica & Jeff Lebbert

2015 Walrus Fellows Supporters

Support of the Walrus Fellowship Program provides young professionals with real-world experience and training as a part of our educational mandate.

  • Chawkers Foundation
  • Sandra & Jim Pitblado
  • Lucille & Urban Joseph
  • Seymour Schulich

Publisher’s Circle

Benefactors $100,000 & up

  • Chawkers Foundation
  • Labatt Breweries of Canada
  • RBC Foundation
  • The Slaight FamilyFoundation
  • Suncor
  • TD Bank Group

Advocates $50,000 & up

  • Aeroplan
  • AIMIA
  • Enbridge
  • Enterprise Edmonton
  • Enterprise St. John
  • La FondationEmmanuelle Gattuso
  • McKessonCanada
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Charles Pachter
  • Shaw Communications
  • Social Sciences & Humanities Research Council
  • Western University

Patrons $25,000 & up

  • Bennett Jones LLP
  • Diane Blake & Stephen Smith
  • Chisholm/Thomson Family Fund
  • Leanne & George Lewis
  • Ontario Arts Council
  • Andrew & Valerie Pringle
  • Gretchen & Donald Ross
  • The Seymour Schulich Foundation
  • Writers’ Trust of Canada

Associates $10,000 & up

  • Shelley Adler & Paul Cohen
  • Adventure Canada
  • Air Canada
  • Amgen Canada Inc.
  • BMO Financial Group
  • Burgundy Asset Management Ltd.
  • CN
  • Robert Cudney
  • Maxine Granovsky Gluskin & Ira Gluskin
  • Hal Jackman Foundation
  • Lucille & UrbanJoseph
  • The Krembil Foundation
  • Lassonde Family Foundation
  • Louise MacCallum & Michael Barnstijn
  • Beth Malcolm
  • George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation
  • Lois & Doug Mitchell
  • Rosemary Phelan
  • Sandra & Jim Pitblado
  • Queen’s University
  • Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Gary & Donna Slaight
  • The Stonefields Foundation
  • Woodbridge Company Limited
  • The Michael Young Family Foundation

Mentors $5,000 & up

  • Avie Bennett
  • Scott Burk
  • Helen Burstyn*
  • Canada Council for the Arts
  • Michael B. Decter Foundation at the Toronto Foundation
  • Martha Durdin
  • Edelman Canada
  • Equitable Bank
  • Fasken Martineau
  • Kevin & Roger Garland
  • GCI Group
  • Good Foundation
  • William C. Graham
  • Velvet & John Haney
  • The Jackman Family
  • Donald K. Johnson
  • Lakshman Family
  • LDIC Inc.
  • Erica & Jeff Lebbert
  • Manulife Financial
  • Paul McKay
  • The Nadir & Shabin Mohamed Foundation
  • Navigator Ltd.
  • OLG
  • David & Shelley Peterson
  • Karen & Jim Prentice
  • Sean Roosen
  • Scott Family Fund at Toronto Foundation
  • Gerald Sheff & Shanitha Kachan Charitable Foundation

Companions $1,000 & up

  • Abbott Medical Optics
  • Aecon Group Inc.
  • Shelley Ambrose*
  • Apple Canada
  • Arthritis Society
  • Shari Austin
  • Marilyn & Charlie Baillie
  • Baker & McKenzie LLP
  • Walter M. & Lisa Balfour Bowen
  • Baycrest Health Sciences
  • Kaye & Paul Beeston
  • David Binet
  • Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
  • BMO Capital Markets
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Butterfield Family Foundation
  • Barry Campbell & Debra Grobstein Campbell
  • Canada Health Infoway
  • Closing the Gap Healthcare Group
  • Cognition LLP
  • College of Respiratory Therapists of Canada
  • Heather Conway*
  • Donner Canadian Foundation
  • Kevin Doyle
  • Flow Labs
  • Gardiner Roberts LLP
  • GMP Securities L.P.
  • The Gordon Foundation
  • Greenchip Financial Corporation
  • Francesca Grosso*
  • Jennifer Ivey Bannock
  • Jackman Foundation
  • Mary Janigan & Thomas Kierans
  • Jonathan Kay
  • Douglas Knight
  • Vahan & Susie Kololian
  • Jeff Kovitz
  • The Law Society of Upper Canada
  • Lenczner Slaght LLP
  • D’Arcy Levesque
  • Philip Lind
  • The Lowe-Martin Group
  • Laura & Hugh MacKinnon
  • Jefferson Mappin
  • Eugene McBurney
  • McCarthy Tetrault
  • Medavie Blue Cross
  • Medcan Clinic
  • Renee Montpellier
  • William Morneau
  • Morneau Shepell
  • David Morton
  • Neighbour Pharmacy
  • Norton Rose
  • Fulbright Canada LLP
  • Sandra Odendahl
  • Wanda & Richard O’Hagan
  • Ontario Association of Medical Laboratories
  • Ontario Medical Association
  • Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Employment & Infrastructure
  • Marnie & Larry Paikin
  • Pedorthic Association of Canada
  • Anna & Julian Porter
  • Erin Prendergast*
  • Pricewaterhouse-Coopers LLP
  • Saint Elizabeth
  • Shouldice Hospital
  • Irene Smedley
  • Paul & Gillian Smith
  • Stikeman Elliot LLP
  • Lee Taylor
  • Telus
  • James Vosburgh
  • Woods Consulting
  • ZSA Legal Recruiting

Friends of The Walrus

$500–$999

  • Ashton Gate Farm
  • James Baillie
  • Clair Balfour
  • Dr. George Ball
  • Mel Bartman
  • Robert Elliott
  • Robert Graham*
  • Gillian Howard
  • Sarah Jennings
  • Edward Johnson
  • Nona Macdonald Heaslip
  • Jefferson Mappin
  • Gayle Matthews
  • Frank McDonagh
  • Louisa & James O’Reilly
  • Richard Ivey School of Business
  • Shelagh Rogers*
  • Elizabeth Tory
  • Aritha Van Herk

$101–$499

  • Arlene Aish
  • Dr. Howard Aldous
  • Blaine Allan*
  • Robert Anderson
  • Jean Angi
  • Stephen Arsenych
  • Dilin Baker
  • Ms. Sharon Baker
  • Patty Bambrick*
  • Kevin Beattie*
  • Dorothy K. Beckel
  • Alan & Elizabeth Bell
  • Sheri Berkowitz
  • Kevin Blair
  • Francois Boucher
  • Anne Brace
  • Jack Brannigan
  • Gary Brown
  • David Brown
  • Murray & Cathy Buchanan
  • Murray Cardiff
  • John Carrick*
  • Roland Chartrand
  • Nancy Church
  • Sharon Coates*
  • S. Colquhoun
  • Paul Davis
  • D. Derry
  • Lisa Douglas
  • Brian C. Dowling
  • Brenda M. Duncan
  • Elizabeth Earle
  • Myron Echenberg*
  • Marielle Flottat*
  • Stacey May Fowles*
  • Gail Gates
  • Fanny Goose
  • Paul Greisman
  • Helga Guderley
  • Peter Hand
  • Kevin Harrington
  • Larry Heinemann
  • Robin Hemeon
  • E. Henderson
  • Wilmer Hill
  • A. Holmes
  • Jurgen Hornburg
  • Sarah Jarvis*
  • Klaus & Joan Jensen
  • Sylvia Jones
  • Vaibhav Kamble
  • Howard Kaplan
  • Violet C. Kelly
  • J. Kornblatt
  • Henry Labatte
  • Sheilagh Langille
  • David Leonard
  • Julia Lewis
  • Helen MacDonald
  • Charlotte MacQuarrie
  • John Manning
  • Renate Marwuardt*
  • David Matchett
  • Iris Mather
  • Isabell McDorman
  • Judith McKibbon*
  • Chloe-Jane McLellan
  • Bonnie Mihalicz
  • Janina Milisiewicz
  • Peter Milliken
  • Claire & Farley Mowat
  • Dr. Robert Murray
  • W.M. Neilson
  • Alan Neville
  • Michael Norgrove*
  • Patricia J. North
  • Edward Nowina
  • Dennis Patrick O’Hara
  • Esther Ondrack
  • Maureen O’Neil
  • John & Maureen Orton
  • Nancy Ossenberg
  • Stephen Partridge
  • Roger Payne*
  • Maria Peluso
  • Nicolino Pizzi
  • Ms. Frances Plaunt
  • William G. Poole
  • Jonathan Preston
  • John Price*
  • Ian Pringle
  • Robin Raimondo
  • Kathleen M. Ramsay
  • Mr. A. Reid
  • Frank Riedl
  • Richard D. Robertson
  • Kenneth Rockwood
  • Susan Roe*
  • Greg Roger
  • R. Rose
  • Jane Rowland
  • Kenneth Roy
  • Dr. Donna Runnalls
  • Karin Saghdejian
  • Henry Saloranta
  • William Schepanovich
  • C. Schuh
  • Margaret Sellers
  • David Severson
  • Emily Sharpe
  • Shawnigan Lake School
  • Anna Simmonds
  • Donna Simpson
  • L. Sims
  • Mary Sinclair
  • Sacha Singh
  • Larry Slatter
  • Dusty Solomon
  • Marissa Soumalias
  • John Sousa
  • Leanne Stepnow
  • Robert Stirling
  • Stephanie Stone
  • Ed Thrasher
  • Helen Tikhonova*
  • Phillip & Maureen Tingley Fund at Toronto Foundation
  • Joann Trypuc
  • Ann Unger
  • Nick Vanderkamp
  • G. Vanstone
  • G. Venner
  • Paul Viney
  • Christopher Waddell
  • K. Ward
  • Melvin Webber*
  • Everett Wilson*
  • Teri Worthington Coombs
  • Andrew Zdanowicz
  • Ellen Zweibel

$51–$100

  • Grant Auchincloss
  • Denis Bailey
  • Margaret Cameron*
  • Mary Jane de Koos
  • M. Gerwurtz
  • Robert Hester
  • Jo Hinchliffe
  • Al Hnatiuk
  • Elspeth & Roger Hough
  • Earl Jarvis
  • Paul Katien
  • Kevin Keystone*
  • John Kilby
  • F. W. Kolbert
  • Graham Lowe*
  • Gail MacNaughton
  • Allan R. McDowell
  • W.M. Neilson
  • Martha Mary Parrott
  • John Ritchie
  • John Schioler
  • Bryar Smith
  • Jeannie Thomas
  • R. van Heeswijk
  • Barbara Wilson

$50 & under

  • Brian Alderson
  • T. Allison
  • Ric Amis
  • Michael Amos
  • Nancy Anderson
  • Felipe Antonio
  • Joao Aparecido
  • Trevor Appleby
  • Errol & Marilyn Aspevig
  • K. Badgley
  • Keith Bagnall
  • Barbara Bailey
  • Laura Bain
  • Meryl Baker
  • Leah Batty
  • Archie Bell
  • David Bell
  • Gordon Bell
  • Michael Bendall
  • Alan Blair
  • Julia Boberg
  • Mark Boomhower
  • John Boos
  • John Borst
  • T. Larry Bourk
  • Shirley Brander
  • C. Breckenridge
  • Robert Brooks
  • Denise Brownlie
  • Margaret Brunt
  • Myrna Buckley
  • Margaret Bullock
  • M. Bunbury
  • Mrs. Shirley Bush
  • Stella K. Cairns
  • Ron Cameron
  • Gordon Cameron
  • P. Campbell
  • Mrs. Mary Carlson
  • Christopher Carr
  • Prof. John Cartwright
  • Viola Cerezke-Schooler
  • Robert Challborn
  • Barrrie Chamberlain
  • Audrey Cheadle
  • Mrs. Helen Chitwood
  • E. Chmilar
  • Pat Cleary
  • Fred Clipsham
  • Mrs. B. Cloutier
  • Janet Cochran
  • Gerry Cooke
  • Cailin Cooper
  • Christopher Corbin
  • Subkelz Costa
  • Dani Couture*
  • J. Cover
  • C. Crockford
  • Bertha Dafoe
  • Jackie Dais-Visca
  • Gloria Dalton
  • Patricia Davey
  • Rita Davidchuk
  • Dr. Ronald Davidson
  • Thelma Davidson
  • Laurie Dawe
  • Ben De Mondonca
  • Richard Dearing
  • Anne-Marie Demers
  • Stephen N. Ditommaso
  • Allan Donaldson
  • Dorothy Easton
  • Doris Wrench Eisler
  • Michael Ensley
  • Susan Evans Shaw
  • Alistair Fawcett
  • Mr. Frank Ferrucci
  • John Fortunato
  • T. Francoeur
  • Norm & Mary Fretz
  • Shirley Friend
  • Marie-Paul Gallop
  • Beverley Gartrell
  • Edward Gater
  • Carole Gerson
  • Irene Gettas
  • Don Gillies
  • Ted & Lillian Given
  • Jennifer Glass
  • Emma Goldsworthy
  • Jeffrey Good
  • Bernard Green
  • Ian Grieve
  • Kay Griffiths
  • Doug Grossart
  • John Gundy
  • George Haines
  • Mrs. J. P. Hamilton
  • Arleen Hammond
  • Jill Harrington
  • Berverly Harrison
  • P. Hawkins
  • Zee & Hawtin
  • D. Haynes
  • Louise Hegenbarth
  • Mary L. Heiberg
  • G. van Helvoort
  • John Hemingway
  • Peter Hepher
  • C. Hetherington
  • Kai U. Hildebrandt
  • Willam Hlady
  • John Hoar
  • J. Hodych
  • Kristen Hoffmann
  • Mrs. Elspeth Hogg
  • Jacob Hulstein
  • K. Hunter
  • Mary Hurlburt
  • L. M. Hutchings
  • Marianne Huterli
  • Geraldine Irby
  • Gordon Jackson
  • Jean Jamieson
  • Margaret Jaques
  • Marilyn Job
  • Kas Jochim
  • Ms. F. E. Johnson
  • Floyd Johnson
  • Brenda Kane
  • Pat Keilty
  • Bruce Kennedy
  • H. Kerr
  • C Keystone
  • Virginia Killby
  • Dennis Klinsky
  • Haddie Klotz
  • Marilyn Knowles
  • Tom Kovacs
  • Janice La Forme
  • Milree Latimer
  • Wayne Lawrence
  • Catherine Leatherdale
  • Charles LeBlanc
  • Nicole Lee
  • James Leeper
  • Ms. Corinne Leon
  • Ms. Lois Leslie & Ms. S. Leslie
  • Peter J. Lewis
  • Ms. Marian T. Lips
  • Robert M. Liptrap
  • Ronald Locas
  • W. M. Longstaff
  • Cecil Louis
  • Daphne Loukidelis
  • Leo M. Lowe
  • Ms. Miriam
  • Lowi-Young
  • Dr. Gayle MacDonald
  • Dr. Ian MacDonald
  • John S. MacElvie
  • Robert J. MacGregor
  • John Mackenzie
  • Mr. & Mrs. A. J. Maneely
  • Mike Manley-Casimir
  • Robert Marozoff
  • R. Martel
  • Blondina Matheson
  • Thomas C. Maunder
  • Mrs. E. D. McAuslane
  • John McCallum
  • Lisa McCaskell
  • Heather B. McCrae
  • Mrs. M. McKendry
  • Cloe McLellan
  • Melanie McLennan
  • Barbara McMullen
  • Duncan McNeill
  • J. Meikle
  • Peter Merchant
  • Susan Meyer
  • A. Meyer
  • Wilfred Michael
  • P. Mihok
  • Albert Millaire
  • Gary A. Miller
  • Elizabeth Miller
  • Shirley Miller
  • Catherine Mitchell
  • Cerise Morris
  • J. Mortin
  • Susan Muston
  • Cecilia Nasmith
  • Peter Naul
  • Alice Nellestijn
  • D. Nestegard
  • Susan Newlove
  • M. Nightingale
  • Judith Nordness
  • K. Norman
  • Gillian O’Reilly
  • Nancy Ossenberg
  • Joan Pajunen
  • Clifford Parr
  • Flora Patterson
  • Charlotte Peach
  • Thomas Peacocke
  • Malcolm Peake
  • Kimberlay Pearce
  • B. Penhale
  • Douglas Pereira
  • John Pettigrew
  • C. Pickett
  • R. Piper
  • Lola Plejic
  • Marlene Poole
  • M. Possmayer
  • James Powell
  • Dr. Terry Pratt
  • Albert Prisner
  • Bob Publicover
  • Jorge G. Puyssegur
  • Janna Ramsay Best
  • Ms. Rosemarie Randall
  • Larry Rawlinson
  • Jill Reeve
  • B. Reich
  • Eyal Reingold
  • Denis Reist
  • I. Richardson
  • Kenneth Richmond Ferguson
  • Janet Robertson
  • William Roff
  • William Rolls
  • Glenda Romano
  • Arne Roosman
  • Gideon & Ann Rossouw
  • Tom Russell
  • John R. Ryan
  • Lena Sahlman
  • Margot Saito
  • Devra Samson
  • Hazel Sangster
  • David Santos
  • Rebecca Schindle
  • Mrs. S. Schmidt
  • Terry Schneider
  • Robert Schuenemann
  • Bill Schultz
  • Jean-Louis Schwartz
  • Margaret Scott
  • Wendy Scott
  • Phillip F. Settler
  • Neil Shaw
  • Bill Shead
  • Yvonne Shewfelt
  • Ehoh Shklanka
  • Alicja Sieciechowicz
  • Faye & Burney Skitch
  • Allan & Bev Slater
  • Bill Sloan
  • R. Smith
  • John C. Smith
  • Elaine Spencer
  • Steven Spencer
  • S. Standen
  • Mrs. Helen
  • Stefaniszyn
  • John Stevenson
  • Barbara A. Stewart
  • Diana Stinson
  • Dave Stolee
  • Gary Stone
  • Tim Stover
  • Donald W. Strangway
  • Eugene Strauss
  • Peter O. Stummer
  • Bob Syme
  • A. Taylor
  • Deoborah Thomas
  • Marilyn Thornton
  • Ariane Tisseur
  • Maryann Tistale
  • Don Toews
  • Mrs. Margaret Torrance
  • Michiko Toyooka
  • Trueman Family
  • Judy Tuck
  • Megan Turnbull
  • Dorothy Turner
  • Thomas Ulevog
  • Charles Van
  • Elizabeth Van Seters
  • M. Van Wijk
  • Catharine Veale
  • J. Veitch
  • A. Vivyurka
  • Jean Volkman
  • Connie Walker
  • Betty Warrington-Kearsley
  • D. Weber
  • Dr. Peter Weeks
  • E. Weiss
  • K. Wheeler
  • James Whitridge
  • B. Wigdor
  • E. Wiles
  • Carol Wilkins
  • Glynis Williams
  • E. Williamson
  • Paul Williamson
  • Dr. L. D. Willis
  • James Wilson
  • Rondo E. Wood
  • Carolyn Wood
  • J. Worthington
  • K. Wotherspoon
  • Don & Norma Young

The Walrus Foundation is a registered charitable non-profit (No. 861851624-RR0001) with an educational mandate to create forums for conversations on matters vital to Canadians. The foundation is dedicated to supporting writers, artists, ideas, and thought-provoking conversation. We achieve these goals by publishing The Walrus magazine—which focuses on Canada and its place in the world—ten times a year; producing the national series of Walrus Talks; posting original, high-quality content daily at thewalrus.ca; and training young professionals in media, publishing, and non-profit development.