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Your support will go a long way in making sure young Canadians are informed and engaged in civic life. Through your contribution, you can expect to support So What Media’s activities and growth, including conference/event participation and travel, hardware/software upgrades to improve the quality of the content we’re able to deliver, full-time/part-time hiring, and so on.

At the end of the day, a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian; no matter your interests or industry, a well-functioning society depends on everyone’s active engagement.

Please note: Patreon will charge you in USD.

Thank you for your continued support.
- Phaedra

About Us
Canada’s political media landscape is outdated. So What Media was founded in the fall of 2018 on the premise that a well-functioning democratic society depends on engaged and informed citizens.
In conversations with peers, we noticed that reading the news often left them asking, “so what?” It wasn’t that they didn’t want to be informed; the information just wasn’t being communicated to them in an effective and accessible way. More than that, our peers often avoided engaging politically on the assumption that “politics are divisive.”

We set out to do something about both of those statements.

At So What Media, we create quick, digestible content about important issues in Canadian headlines so that everyone — no matter education, amount of time, attention span — can be informed about what’s going on and be confident in their ability to have fact-based discussions about their points of view.

More than that, sometimes our headlines get overshadowed by our sibling to the south; we wanted to make sure people at home were paying attention to what’s making news up here, too.


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I give a damn-lite
$1 or more per month

A symbolic show of support for what So What Media is building

I give a damn
$5 or more per month

You've previously thought about this issue and are grateful So What Media is doing something about it

Loyal Reader
$10 or more per month

You often consume So What Media, whether through the newsletter, podcast, or socials


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.

Hype(wo)man
$20 or more per month

You're so into So What Media that you tell your friends, family and anyone who'll listen that they need to get on the So What bandwagon.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.

Changemaker
$50 or more per month

You're seriously concerned about the current state of affairs and how political news is communicated, and need to do something about it.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.


• You'll get a special shoutout on the platform of your choosing (socials, podcast, newsletter). Or it can be an anonymous public thank you. But we want to thank you publicly!

Doomsday Prepping
$100 or more per month

Things are in dire straits and you're making last ditch efforts to save humanity.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.


• You'll get a special shoutout on the platform of your choosing (socials, podcast, newsletter). Or it can be an anonymous public thank you. But we want to thank you publicly!


• You are welcome to join us as an interviewee on the podcast, as a guest writer on our newsletter, or for a coffee to chat about how to save the world

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This is our first goal: when we reach $250, we're buying a proper mic!

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Through Your Support
Your support will go a long way in making sure young Canadians are informed and engaged in civic life. Through your contribution, you can expect to support So What Media’s activities and growth, including conference/event participation and travel, hardware/software upgrades to improve the quality of the content we’re able to deliver, full-time/part-time hiring, and so on.

At the end of the day, a Canadian is a Canadian is a Canadian; no matter your interests or industry, a well-functioning society depends on everyone’s active engagement.

Please note: Patreon will charge you in USD.

Thank you for your continued support.
- Phaedra

About Us
Canada’s political media landscape is outdated. So What Media was founded in the fall of 2018 on the premise that a well-functioning democratic society depends on engaged and informed citizens.
In conversations with peers, we noticed that reading the news often left them asking, “so what?” It wasn’t that they didn’t want to be informed; the information just wasn’t being communicated to them in an effective and accessible way. More than that, our peers often avoided engaging politically on the assumption that “politics are divisive.”

We set out to do something about both of those statements.

At So What Media, we create quick, digestible content about important issues in Canadian headlines so that everyone — no matter education, amount of time, attention span — can be informed about what’s going on and be confident in their ability to have fact-based discussions about their points of view.

More than that, sometimes our headlines get overshadowed by our sibling to the south; we wanted to make sure people at home were paying attention to what’s making news up here, too.


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Tiers
I give a damn-lite
$1 or more per month

A symbolic show of support for what So What Media is building

I give a damn
$5 or more per month

You've previously thought about this issue and are grateful So What Media is doing something about it

Loyal Reader
$10 or more per month

You often consume So What Media, whether through the newsletter, podcast, or socials


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.

Hype(wo)man
$20 or more per month

You're so into So What Media that you tell your friends, family and anyone who'll listen that they need to get on the So What bandwagon.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.

Changemaker
$50 or more per month

You're seriously concerned about the current state of affairs and how political news is communicated, and need to do something about it.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.


• You'll get a special shoutout on the platform of your choosing (socials, podcast, newsletter). Or it can be an anonymous public thank you. But we want to thank you publicly!

Doomsday Prepping
$100 or more per month

Things are in dire straits and you're making last ditch efforts to save humanity.


• As a show of gratitude for your support, we'll send you a handwritten thank you letter.


• You'll also be the first to know when we start rolling out merch, and will be automatically entered in a draw to win So What swag.


• You'll get a special shoutout on the platform of your choosing (socials, podcast, newsletter). Or it can be an anonymous public thank you. But we want to thank you publicly!


• You are welcome to join us as an interviewee on the podcast, as a guest writer on our newsletter, or for a coffee to chat about how to save the world