Changing the future—one idea at a time


Spur festival is produced by the Literary Review of Canada Charitable Organization.

The LRC relies on donations, grants and sponsorships to deliver the meaningful programming that is embraced by communities from coast to coast.

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the LRC and in 2017 we celebrate Canada’s sesquicentennial. It is evident that nuanced consideration of our country’s culture and public affairs—which we’ve cultivated on the pages of the LRC, in lecture halls, and meeting places— is needed now more than ever, if we are to make sense of, and tackle, the complex issues facing us in the 21st century. Our Spur Festival, a national festival of politics, art and ideas takes this conversation off the page and into performance venues in Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver, Guelph and Ottawa, and Halifax .

We need your support to build civic engagement, future leadership, collaborative and community-building partnerships, and 21st Century cultural infrastructure development for Canada and its citizens.


Help us to:

  • Continue to create excellent programming that’s both locally and nationally relevant
  • Ensure our programming reaches the widest number of Canadians as possible
  • Ensure accessibility with reasonably priced tickets and free events
  • Engage the public through panels, and also include a number of social events as part of the festival
  • Expand the variety and diversity of talks and programming offered in each city
  • Expand the number of cities participating in Spur

Donate to the Festival 

Giving Online

To make a secure online donation, give through

Options range from one-time gifts to monthly donations, and you’ll receive an immediate charitable receipt – convenience and peace of mind guaranteed.

Giving by Mail

Send a cheque made out to “Literary Review of Canada” to this address:

Literary Review of Canada
170 Bloor St. W., Suite 706
Toronto ON  M5S 1T9

Donations of $10 or more will receive a year-end tax receipt to the cheque address, if none other is specified.


Donate Aeroplan Miles 

To give points, just click here  and follow the instructions – then let us know, so we can be sure to recognize your gift!

For donation assistance or answers, please don’t hesitate to contact us, at 416-531-1483 or


Sponsorship Opportunities 

There is a broad range of sponsorship opportunity – from a single session sponsorship, to Presenting Partner in an individual city, to National Partnerships – each of which come with extensive visibility in marketing materials, at the festival and in the magazine.

We welcome the opportunity to custom tailor a package that most aligns with the investment priorities of your organizations.

For more details or to arrange a meeting, please contact:

Erica May
Development Officer

In-Kind Donations

We welcome donations of product/services for silent auctions and social media contests. If you are interested in making an in-kind donation, please contact Christian Sharpe, Administrator at



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