DEADLINE: Canadian Journalism Foundation Awards and Fellowships

Event Date: 
January 14, 2022

The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) annually offers awards honouring significant contributions to journalism and provides fellowship opportunities for journalists.

CJF Bursary for BIPOC Student Journalists
The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) has launched the CJF Bursary for BIPOC Journalism Students. The $5,000 annual bursary is funded by Toronto-based communications firm Media Profile, a long-time CJF supporter. The bursary is open to a BIPOC student in their final year of a Canadian undergraduate journalism program. It is designed to support students who have demonstrated strong engagement with the BIPOC community and a commitment to high journalistic standards.

CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program
Originally offered to three early-career journalists, we are delighted to now introduce a fourth opportunity in partnership with the Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) and sponsored by Unifor and The Jay and Barbara Hennick Family Foundation. This program through four individual fellowships seeks to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues in the news and cultivate future Black media leaders by providing unique opportunities for early-career Black journalists — with one-to-five years' experience — to be hosted for six months at a CBC/Radio-Canada (English or French) or CTV News newsroom across the country, or at the Investigative Journalism Bureau. Thanks to founding sponsors lululemon, Aritzia and BMO Financial Group. The four fellowships are:

- CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship;
- CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women's Journalism Fellowship;
- CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship; and
- CJF-IJB Black Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

CJF Award for Climate Solutions Reporting
This award carries a $10,000 cash prize and recognizes excellence in reporting on what is being done in Canada and beyond to address the impact and threat of climate change – the policies, practices and people that could potentially be part of the solution to this global crisis. Thanks to founding sponsor Intact Financial Corporation.

CJF-Facebook Journalism Project Digital News Innovation Award
This award recognizes innovations in digital media that have a demonstrated impact in advancing the quality of digital journalism. The winning organization will receive a $10,000 prize.

CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
This award honours a Canadian organization whose journalism effects profound and positive change in the community it serves. There are two winners, in large and small media categories.

CJF Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding lifetime contribution to journalism in Canada. Nominations are accepted in all categories of journalism.

The Landsberg Award
This award recognizes a working journalist doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada. The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation, co-presenter of this award.

CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships
These fellowships allow two Indigenous journalists early in their careers the opportunity to explore an issue of interest while being hosted by CBC News for one month at its Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. A $4,000 stipend will be provided and travel, accommodation and reasonable expenses will be covered. Thanks to the generous support of Sobeys Inc. and donor Isabel Bassett.

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
This award offers an early-career photojournalist a six-week paid internship with The Canadian Press, providing an opportunity to work in a fast-paced environment and gain national exposure. Thanks to the generous support of Sony.

Deadline for submissions: Jan 14, 2022


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