Alice Klein

Alice Klein shaped and developed NOW Magazine’s heavy-hitting and iconoclastic news section to focus on issues that are relevant locally and internationally. Klein's commitment to community, culture and the environment have been a decisive force in shaping NOW Magazine's evolution as a publication that is both leading edge and enormously well-read. As an accomplished writer and passionate observer of social movements, anti-war activist and feminist pioneer, Klein is an original thinker who writes on the connections between politics, economics and the archetypal. She is the co-founder /co-owner (with Michael Hollett), editor and CEO of NOW Magazine, Toronto's longest-running free alternative newsweekly, one of the largest independent media organizations in Canada. In 2000, she was named as one of the 100 Graduates Who Shaped the Century by the U of T Alumnae Association. She is on the Board of the Toronto Arts Council, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression and Centre for Social Innovation, is a founding member of Green Enterprise Toronto (GET) and one of the co-creators of VoteforEnvironment.ca. In 2007 Klein wrote, directed and produced her first documentary feature film "The Call of the Hummingbird" about a group of more than 1000 people who gathered in central Brazil to work towards a do-it-yourself action plan to make the world a better place. The film screened at SXSW andHOTDOCS, as well as numerous other international film festivals.