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 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.


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

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

Visionary Donors

Champion Donors

Ambassador Donors


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

Associates $10,000 & up
Mentors $5,000 & up
Companions $1,000 & up
$500–$999
$101–$499
$51–$100
$50 & under

* indicates our valued monthly 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 thewalrus.ca. The foundation also trains the future leaders in media, publishing, and non-profit development.