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.
English, French and Indigenous print and online news media across Canada
News Media Canada
37 Front Street East, Suite 200
Toronto ON M5E 1B3
Telephone: 416-923-3567 or toll-free 1-877-305-2262
Official language minority written press: French newspapers outside Quebec
267 Dalhousie Street, Suite 201
Ottawa ON K1N 7E3
For more information, visit the Réseau.Presse website (French only).
Official language minority written press: English newspapers in Quebec
Quebec Community Newspapers Association
400 Maloney Blvd. East, Suite 205
Gatineau QC J8P 1E6
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
For more information, visit the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada website.
Community Radio Fund of Canada
130 Albert Street, Room 606
Ottawa ON K1P 1B1
For more information, visit the Community Radio Fund of Canada website.
Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS)
177 Route Principale Est
Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham QC J0X 2W0
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
For more information, visit the Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec website (French only).