Monday, September 08, 2014

Veteran fundraiser named CEO of Canada's History Society, publishers of Canada's History and Kayak

Janet Walker
Canada's History Society, the publishers of Canada's History magazine and Kayak, the history magazine for kids, has appointed Janet Walker as its CEO. A longtime resident of Winnipeg, she has run a successful consulting practice and was executive consultant to the University of Winnipeg Foundation. She replaces longtime editor and publisher Deborah Morrison. 
"The board of directors at Canada's History Society is confident that under Ms. Walker's leadership, the organization will grow in its ability to promote the discovery and understanding of our nation's history," said board of directors chair Richard Pound in a release. "Her strengths in the areas of strategy and fundraising will deliver clear goals and emphasize fund development for the long term."
Canada's History has a paid circulation of 32,000 and according to the Print Measurement Bureau has one of Canadian magazines' largest readership at 965,000 readers (25 readers per copy).The society also publishes attracting more than 290,000 unique visitors per year; administers the Governor General's History Awards; coordinates student-based initiatives known as Heritage Fairs and Young Citizens, and recently launched a series of branded travel tours to European battlefields to commemorate significant anniversaries of the First and Second World Wars.



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