The Excelsis Group manages an over-arching project that looks to inspire a national sense of awareness by bringing contemporary cultural matters to Canadians. We know there are curious, engaged Canadians – people like you – who want see high-quality content in the hands of readers across the country, and brought to audiences through Excelsis events. And to do so, The Excelsis Group needs your support.

Achieving excellence in Canada is a challenge for cultural institutions, be they public broadcasting, the opera, the ballet, museums, or like us, forums for the Canadian conversation. The Excelsis Group receives some government funding to assist our annual programming. But, we primarily rely on ELQ’s circulation revenue, ad sales, and philanthropic donations from private foundations, organizations, and importantly, committed and forward-thinking individuals.

We are grateful to the optimistic Canadians who understand their support is crucial to endeavours like our, people who share our belief in the value of writers, artists, ideas, and new ways of thinking. We thank you for assisting so our forums for engagement and debate can take place. In 2017 and 2018 your generous gifts will help reinforce our position that great storytelling is essential to understanding our country and ourselves.

Your donation helps secure a future for The Excelsis Group, ELQ magazine, and books by Exile Editions. Thorough print, tablet, and mobile editions, national events, podcasts, digital projects, and so much more, we will continue to be a home for the Canadian conversation for many years to come.

Together, we are one. We could not carry out our educational activities without you, and we look forward to having you with us this year and in years to come!

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