Newspapers Canada partners with Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities to launch new writing competition

Newspapers Canada and Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities are pleased to announce the launch of a new partnership and charitable writing competition for Canadian journalists. Staff writers at daily and non-daily newspapers are invited to enter the Jumpstart Awards for a chance to win a community grant worth up to $5,000 to donate to their local Jumpstart chapter.

The writing contest will promote the charitable mission of Canadian Tire Jumpstart and showcase the strength of Canadian newspapers in communities across the country. “Newspapers play an important communication role in telling real stories about the Jumpstart program from a human interest perspective,” said John Hinds, Chief Executive Officer of Newspapers Canada. “This is why we feel this partnership is a perfect fit.”

Both English and French-language writers are encouraged to enter the contest by submitting published articles that highlight how the national charitable program is making a difference in their local community. As part of the partnership agreement, Newspapers Canada will assist writers by providing editorial resources—including information about Canadian Tire Jumpstart, its activities, and story leads—on its website and through its Community Content distribution service. Twelve winning submissions will be selected and each writer will be awarded a grant of up to $5,000 to donate to the Jumpstart chapter covered in their story.

“This is an exciting partnership we have begun with Newspapers Canada and we look forward to working together and seeing all of the great articles that will be submitted,” said Johnny Misley, President of Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities. “We know this partnership will go a long way in helping to educate Canadians about the invaluable impact that Jumpstart is making in their communities.”

To learn more about the Canadian Tire Jumpstart Awards, please visit

For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Wildman
Canadian Tire Jumpstart

Tina Ongkeko
Newspapers Canada