De Souza comes to The Narwhal from Global News, where he is currently the managing editor of enterprise and investigations. His journalism career has also included positions at Reuters, Postmedia, the Montreal Gazette and the National Observer.
The Narwhal, founded in 2018 by Emma Gilchrist, who serves as editor in chief, and Carol Linnitt, is a non-profit journalism outlet that’s supported by 3,100 members who voluntarily contribute whatever they can afford each month.
In March 2021, The Narwhal became the first English-language publication in Canada to receive a new status that allows the organization to issue tax receipts for all membership contributions and donations. As a registered journalism organization, The Narwhal is also able to receive gifts from registered charities, such as foundations, to expand its operations.