The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. As a registered charity, we publish independent, fact-based journalism, produce national, ideas-focused events, and train emerging professionals in publishing and non-profit management.
The Walrus is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on informed citizens.
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The Walrus provokes new thinking and sparks conversation on matters vital to Canadians. Today, when people can choose to see only the facts and opinions that support a single world-view, The Walrus widens perspectives and provides context. As storytellers and conveners, we are provoking thinking and engagement and supporting a culture of interested and interesting citizens. The Walrus is invested in the idea that a healthy society relies on quality information, and that cultural organizations can be vehicles of positive social change.
Over sixteen years, The Walrus has become a leader in content creation, storytelling, fact-based journalism, and event production with enormous convening power.
The Walrus Talks is our national event series about Canada and its place in the world. Each event features seven speakers talking for seven minutes, each from a different perspective, all focusing on a topic that will spark conversation on matters vital to Canadians.
Over the past eight years, The Walrus has convened over 750 thought leaders and industry experts at more than 110 The Walrus Talks, in every province and territory, on a range of topics including Reconciliation, Health, Sustainability, Politics, Science and Innovation, Society and Culture, and the Arts. Each event is approximately eighty minutes of presented ideas, followed by a lively reception with food, drink, and conversation.