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.

2021 Host News Organizations

Canada’s National Observer – Youth reporter

New Canadian Media – Immigration policy at the national, provincial and territorial levels

Windspeaker.com – Building and Rebuilding Indigenous Nations

Windspeaker.com – Indigenous Canada: Breaking and quick turnaround news, calendar commemoration

Canada’s National Observer, BC – Cortes and Quadra Islands Reporter

Canada’s National Observer, BC – Government of Canada impacting Vancouver and BC

The Discourse / APTN, BC – Reporter, Indigenous Education and Child Welfare

The Discourse / APTN, BC – Okanagan Syilx Indigenous Reporter

The Narwhal, BC – Northwest BC Environmental Reporter

The Tyee, BC – BC Healthcare Reporter

Alaska Highway News, Fort St. John, BC – Peace Region Court Reporter

Gabriola Sounder, Gabriola Island, BC – Increased coverage of civic government – Gabriola Island

Kamloops This Week, Kamloops, BC – Lived Experience Community Reporter

The Nelson Daily, Nelson, BC – General civic reporter

Valley Voice, New Denver, BC – Kaslo, Nakusp and Area Reporter

North Shore News, North Vancouver/West Vancouver, BC – Indigenous and civic affairs reporter

qathet Living, Powell River, BC – Qathet for qathet

Prince George Citizen, Prince George, BC – Prince George and area court reporter

Prince Rupert Northern View, Prince Rupert and Haida Gwaii, BC – Prince Rupert/Haida Gwaii

Richmond Sentinel, Richmond, BC – Richmond Reporter

Terrace Standard, Terrace, BC – Smithers and Area reporter

Columbia Valley Pioneer, Upper Columbia Valley, Invermere, BC – Indigenous Affairs Reporter

Ha-Shilth-Sa, Vancouver Island, BC – Indigenous Issues Reporter

Alberta Native News, AB – Indigenous issues reporter

Town & Country News, Beaverlodge/County of Grande Prairie, AB – County of Grande Prairie Reporter

Sunny South News, Coaldale, AB – Rural civic journalism

Drumheller Mail, Drumheller, AB – Drumheller and area reporter

East Central Alberta Review, East Central Alberta, AB – East Central Alberta reporter

Fort McMurray Today, Fort McMurray, AB – Rural and Indigenous Communities of North East Alberta – Indigenous Reporter

Hinton Voice, Hinton, AB – Hinton and Surrounding Area Reporter

Jasper Fitzhugh, Jasper, AB – Jasper and area civic issues reporter

Medicine Hat News, Medicine Hat, AB – LJI reporter, Agriculture and Education in depth

Shootin’ the Breeze, Pincher Creek, AB – Southwestern Alberta Civic Issues Reporter

Prairie Post East, Southeast Alberta, AB – Meeting the political and agriculture minds

St. Albert Gazette, St. Albert, AB – Rural Alberta Reporter

Strathmore Times, Strathmore, AB – Strathmore Times

Taber Times, Taber, AB – Communities Liaison/Civic reporter – Town and M.D. of Taber

Whitecourt Press, Whitecourt, AB – Whitecourt reporter

Humboldt Journal, Humboldt, SK – Northeastern Saskatchewan Reporter

Last Mountain Times, Last Mountain Lake Region, SK – Nokomis and Area Rural Reporter

The World-Spectator, Moosomin, SK – Regional reporter, southeast Saskatchewan and southwest Manitoba

Prince Albert Daily Herald, Prince Albert, SK – Prince Albert Education/rural affairs reporter

Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Saskatoon, SK – Northern Saskatchewan Rural Reporter

The Shaunavon Standard, Shaunavon, SK – Digging deep into topics that are important to the community – Agriculture, education and health

Brandon Sun, Brandon, MB – Rural and Indigenous Affairs Reporter

The Niverville Citizen Inc., Niverville, MB – Niverville and area civic reporter

Winnipeg Free Press, Winnipeg, MB – Education Reporter

Winnipeg Sun, Winnipeg, MB – Northern Manitoba Reporter

The Leaf, Wolseley, MB – West End Reporter

The Auroran Newspaper, Aurora, ON – Aurora Hyper-Local Community Content and Civic Journalism

Aylmer Express, Aylmer, ON – Elgin County Reporter

Bancroft Times, Bancroft, ON – Bancroft Rural Areas Reporter

The Pointer, Brampton/Peel Region, ON – Brampton and Mississauga Reporter

Brockville Recorder and Times, Brockville, ON – Gananoque and Leeds-Thousand Islands Reporter

burlingtongazette.ca, Burlington, ON – Civic issues reporter

Cambridge Times, Cambridge, ON – General civic issues

Chatham Voice, Chatham-Kent, ON – Chatham-Kent Reporter

CollingwoodToday.ca, Collingwood, ON – Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands Reporter

Dundalk Herald, Dundalk, ON – Dundalk and area reporter

Eganville Leader, Eganville, ON – West and Central Renfrew County Reporter

Grimsby Lincoln News, Grimsby, ON – Municipal reporter

GuelphToday.com, Guelph/Wellington County, ON – Wellington County Reporter

Hamilton Spectator, Hamilton, ON – Haldimand County Reporter

Kincardine Independent, Kincardine, ON – Rebuilding during COVID-19

YGK News, Kingston, ON – Kingston Equity Reporter

Listowel Banner, Listowel, ON – Listowel and Area Reporter

London Free Press, London, ON – London area rural reporter

Manitoulin Expositor, Manitoulin Island, ON – Court, Climate Change, Opiate crisis

Markham Economist & Sun, Markham, ON – York Region Reporter

MidlandToday.ca, Midland, ON – Midland/Penetanguishene Area Reporter

The Milton Reporter, Milton, ON – Milton area reporter

Morrisburg Leader, Morrisburg/South Dundas, ON – South Dundas and Area Reporter

New Tecumseth Times, New Tecumseth, ON – Beeton and Tottenham Reporter

The Lake Report, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON – Municipal and Indigenous

BayToday.com, North Bay, ON – Civic and Francophone Community / North Bay and Area Diversity

North Bay Nugget, North Bay, ON – Highway 11 Corridor Reporter

The North Grenville Times, North Grenville, ON – North Grenville area group of underserved communities

Le Droit, Ottawa-Gatineau, ON – Ontario Legislature Francophone Reporter

Peterborough Examiner, Peterborough, ON – Peterborough and area reporter

The Independent, Petrolia, ON – Lambton Court Reporter

The Ridgetown Independent News, Ridgetown, ON – Ridgetown and Area Civic News Reporter

Shelburne Free Press, Shelburne, ON – Community Awareness reporter

Middlesex Banner, Strathroy, ON – Rural Reporting – Strathroy-Caradoc, Southwest Middlesex & Adelaide-Metcalfe

Sudbury Star, Sudbury, ON – Regional news reporter

Sudbury.com, Sudbury, ON – Healthcare and medicine, northeastern Ontario

The Chronicle-Journal, Thunder Bay, ON – Covid-recovery business reporter

TimminsToday.com, Timmins, ON – Diversity reporter

The Standard Newspaper, Uxbridge, Scugog, Brock townships, and Kawarthas, ON – Civic news, Brock Township and City of Kawartha Lakes

Walkerton Herald Times, Walkerton, ON – Walkerton and area reporter

Wingham Advance Times, Wingham, ON – Wingham/Howick Township Reporter

La Voix des Premières Nations, propulsé par Innuvelle, QC – Reporter, Indigenous community

Le Devoir, QC – Francophone issues in Ontario

unpointcinq.ca, QC – Climate and First Nations

Journaldesvoisins.com, Ahuntsic-Cartierville, Montréal, QC – Civic affairs and investigative reporter

Le Mouton Noir, Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie, QC – Bas St-Laurent and Gaspésie

Journal La Relève, Boucherville/MRC de Marguerite-d’Youville, QC – Civic journalism

Journal de Chambly, Chambly, QC – Rural communities

Le Canada Français, Haut Richelieu, QC – General Reporter – Civic Journalism

The Nation, James Bay, QC – Indigenous civic issues reporter

Iorì:wase, Kahnawake, QC – Indigenous civic issues reporter

The Eastern Door, Kahnawake and Kanesatake, QC – Engaging Kanesatake

Courrier Laval, Laval, QC – Reporter en réponse à la crise des médias

Le Courrier du Sud, Longueuil, Saint-Lambert, Brossard, QC – Civic affairs, Montérégie

MonMatane.com, Matane, QC – General reporter, Matanie

MonTemiscouata.com, MRC de Témiscouata/MRC de Kamouraska, QC – General reporting, Bas du Fleuve

L’info du Nord Sainte-Agathe, MRC des Laurentides, QC – Muncipal politics

Journal Le Lac-St-Jean, MRC Lac-St-Jean, QC – Civic affairs, South and North Alma

Le Portageur, Natashquan, QC – Innue

Le Portageur, Natashquan, QC – Portageons la nouvelle

La Sentinelle – Le Jamésien, Nord-du-Québec, Jamésie, Baie James, QC – Environment and Economy reporter

Le Soleil, Québec, QC – Haute-Gaspésie/Persé

Le Quotidien / Le Progrès, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, QC – Youth reporter

Le Quotidien / Le Progrès, Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean, QC – Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean and Area Reporter

L’Éveil, Saint-Eustache, QC – Mirabel

ACCÈS le journal des Pays d’en Haut, Saint-Sauveur, Sainte-Adèle, Piedmont, QC – Villages and parishes of the Pays d’en Haut

MaCoteNord.com, Sept-Iles, QC – General reporter, MRC Sept-Rivières

La Tribune, Sherbrooke, QC – Les Sources, le Val Saint-François et le Haut Saint-François

Journal Le Reflet Témiscamien, Témiscamingue, QC – Témiscamingue Region Reporter – Full-time

Le Nouvelliste, Trois-Rivières, QC – MRC Mékinac and MRC des Chenaux

Le Val-Ouest, Valcourt, QC – Civic reporter

Telegraph-Journal, Saint John, NB – New Brunswick Reporter

River Valley Sun, Woodstock and St. John River Valley, NB – Bridging rural news gaps in Western New Brunswick

The Telegram, St. John’s, NL – Newfoundland and Labrador Health Care Reporter

The Guysborough Journal, Guysborough County, NS – District of St. Mary’s and Area /Guysborough East Reporter

Halifax Examiner, Halifax, NS – African Nova Scotia community reporter

The Chronicle Herald, Halifax, NS – Nova Scotia Newcomers Reporter

LighthouseNOW Progress Bulletin, Lunenburg County, NS – Queens County Reporter

The Eastern Graphic, Montague, PE – PEI Rural Communities Reporter

Cabin Radio, Yellowknife, NT – Dehcho Region Reporter

Nunatsiaq News, Nunavut/Nunavik, NU – Nunavut/Nunavik Reporter

Yukon News, Whitehorse, YT – Yukon News, Your Community Connection

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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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