Local Journalism Initiative
In some parts of Canada, residents do not have access to journalistic information about community issues and institutions through local newspapers, community radio, television or other news media. These gaps in coverage mean that citizens do not have necessary information about news, issues and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives.
The Local Journalism Initiative aims to change that.

Administrator Organizations

To protect the independence of the press, the Government of Canada appointed seven non-governmental organizations representing different segments of the news media industry to administer the Local Journalism Initiative.

News Media Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative program is open to Canadian print and online news media, and we particularly encourage applications from Indigenous news organizations.

Applicants are encouraged to apply to the appropriate Administrator Organization that serves their particular segment of the industry.

Print and online news media

News Media Canada
37 Front Street East, Suite 200
Toronto ON M5E 1B3
Email: services@newsmediacanada.ca
Telephone: 416-923-3567 or toll-free 1-877-305-2262
Website: www.newsmediacanada.ca/lji

Official language minority written press

Association de la presse francophone
267 Dalhousie Street, Suite 201
Ottawa ON K1N 7E3
Telephone: 613-241-1017
Email: admin@apf.ca
For more information, visit the Association de la presse francophone website (French only).

Quebec Community Newspapers Association
400 Maloney Blvd. East, Suite 205
Gatineau QC J8P 1E6
Email: info@qcna.qc.ca
Telephone: 514-697-6330
For more information, visit the Quebec Community Newspapers Association website.

Ethnic Newspapers and Media

National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada
100 Queen Street West
Toronto ON M5H 2N2
Email: saras@nepmcc.ca
Telephone: 416-921-8926
For more information, visit the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada website.

Community radio

Community Radio Fund of Canada
130 Albert Street, Room 606
Ottawa ON K1P 1B1
Telephone: 613-321-3513
Email: info@crfc-fcrc.ca
For more information, visit the Community Radio Fund of Canada website.

Community television

Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS)
177 Route Principale Est
Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham QC J0X 2W0
Telephone: 819-456-2237
Email: lji@cactusmedia.ca
For more information, visit the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations website.

Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec
227 Notre-Dame Street East
Victoriaville QC G6P 4A2
Telephone: 819-604-7900
Email: fedetvc@fedetvc.qc.ca
For more information, visit the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec website (French only).

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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.
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