The Walrus is Canada’s conversation. Thank you for being a part of it.
fifteen years ago,
we started publishing ten issues a year of a print magazine about Canada and its place in the world. We are still here a decade and a half later— despite the collapse of the media industry’s traditional advertising revenue model— still bringing people together across Canada in great numbers, and still sparking conversations about some of the most important issues of our time. And we have grown. We are proudly still publishing Canada’s best independent, factbased, generalinterest magazine in print, giving Canada’s most compelling writers, artists, and thought leaders a platform to explore the topics that matter most to Canadians. But we’re not stopping there.
Thanks to our community of supporters like you, we now publish additional unique content at thewalrus. ca; we produce national, ideasfocused events, including The Walrus Talks and The Walrus Leadership Dinners; we operate The Walrus Store and The Walrus Workshop, which helps other organizations reach their audience engagement goals; and, in 2018, we will be launching The Walrus Live, The Walrus Books, and The Walrus Podcast. Through it all, we have been training Canada’s future leaders and have graduated over 150 emerging professionals through our internship and fellowship programs. As you can see, we are doing everything we can do to provoke new thinking and get people talking. That’s because The Walrus truly believes in
the idea of a better Canada and knows that a strong democracy depends on informed citizens. Today, when people can choose to see only one world view, The Walrus is working hard to widen perspectives and to diversify the voices being heard. We are focused on the future and on supporting a culture of interested and interesting citizens to create the Canada that we deserve. We are succeeding during challenging times because our founders, David Berlin, the Alexander family, and the Chawkers Foundation, not only had an appetite for highquality, uniquely Canadian journalism but also the vision for what The Walrus could become. Understanding the educational potential of the operation, they built The Walrus in the nonprofit charitable model—the first of its kind in Canada. The Walrus started with one inspired funder, and now we are a strong and engaged community of subscribers; individual, corporate, and foundation donors; sponsors, merchandise buyers, clients, and contributors; and engaged readers, viewers, and listeners. You play an integral part in what we produce.