45 Years of This Magazine

In April, 1966, the first issue of This Magazine is About Schools appeared and quickly established itself as a vital voice in the Canadian cultural landscape. In the years since then, This has served as a launching pad for some of the most exciting talents in fields like journalism, activism, academia, literature, and design.

That history is the inspiration for our special 45th anniversary special issue, on newsstands now. We contacted 45 This alumni and asked them to recommend the individuals and organizations that most excite them today — the rebels, visionaries, troublemakers, and world-changers who are building the Canada of the next 45 years.

All 45 profiles will appear on the website over the coming weeks. But we’d like you to consider subscribing to This today, and supporting independent, no-compromises progressive journalism. We bring you the best in long-form investigative journalism, insightful commentary, and the most exciting new writers and poets in every issue. This Magazine isn’t just a worthy cause — it’s a great read. That’s why the United Church Observer recently called it “the best Canadian magazine you’ve never read,” (although you have, probably) and the Canadian Society of Magazine Editors named it Small Magazine of the Year for 2010.