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.

2023-2024 Host News Organizations

IndigiNews, CA – Aboriginal Law, National, CA
New Canadian Media, CA – Beat reporting: Critical reporting on immigration policy at the national, provincial and territorial levels (Francophone), CA
New Canadian Media, CA – Beat reporting: critical reporting on immigration policy at the national, provincial and territorial levels, CA
Windspeaker.com, CA – Indigenous Canada: Breaking and quick turnaround news, calendar commemoration, CA
Alaska Highway News, BC – Peace Region Court Reporter, BC
Burnaby Beacon, BC – Municipal coverage in Burnaby, BC
Canada’s National Observer, CA – Government of Canada impacting Vancouver and BC, BC
Canada’s National Observer, CA – Cortes and Quadra Islands Reporter, BC
Capital Daily, BC – Equity-deserving communities, BC
Coast Reporter, BC – Sunshine Coast civic and Indigenous, BC
Columbia Valley Pioneer, BC – Indigenous Affairs Reporter, BC
Energeticcity.ca, BC – Northeast B.C. Indigenous Reporter, BC
Gabriola Sounder, BC – Increased coverage of civic government – Gabriola Island, BC
Ha-Shilth-Sa, BC – Indigenous Issues Reporter, BC
IndigiNews, BC – APTN Okanagan Syilx Indigenous Reporter 1, BC
IndigiNews, BC – Reporter, Indigenous Education and Child Welfare, BC
North Shore News, BC – Indigenous and civic affairs reporter, BC
Penticton Herald, BC – Local community coverage, BC
Pique Newsmagazine, BC – Lil’wat Nation, BC
Prince George Citizen, BC – 2023 LJI Reporter – Rural, Indigenous health issues, BC
Prince Rupert Northern View and Haida Gwaii Observer, BC – Prince Rupert/Haida Gwaii, BC
qathet Living / Powell River Living Magazine, BC – Transportation, BC
The Discourse, BC – Comox Valley Regional Environment, BC
The Narwhal, BC – Northwestern BC Environmental Reporter, BC
The Nelson Daily, BC – General civic reporter, BC
The Peak – voice of the qathet region, BC – Indigenous Affairs reporter, BC
The Rocky Mountain Goat, BC – Robson and North Thompson Features Reporter, BC
The Tyee, BC – BC Healthcare Reporter, BC
The Tyee, BC – Labour: The changing nature of work life, BC
The Wren, BC – Secwepemc Territory, BC
Tri-Cities Dispatch, BC – Civic and Policing Reporter, BC
Valley Voice, BC – Kaslo, Nakusp and Area Reporter, BC
Williams Lake Tribune, BC – Williams Lake and region, BC
Alberta Native News, AB – Indigenous issues reporter, AB
Drayton Valley and District Free Press, AB – LJI reporter – Civic Issues coverage, AB
Drumheller Mail, AB – Drumheller and area reporter, AB
East Central Alberta Review, AB – East Central Alberta reporter, AB
Grizzly Gazette, AB – Swan Hills Reporter, AB
Jasper Fitzhugh, AB – Ecology and Environment Reporter, AB
Lakeland This Week, AB – Cold Lake and area community news, AB
Lethbridge Herald, AB – Homelessness and crime cause-effect investigation, AB
Lethbridge Herald, AB – Indigenous Issues Awareness, AB
Medicine Hat News, AB – LJI reporter, Agriculture and Education in depth, AB
Rocky Mountain Outlook, AB – Stoney Nakoda First Nation and Kananaskis Country civic journalism, AB
Shootin’ the Breeze, AB – Southwestern Alberta Civic Issues Reporter, AB
South Peace News, AB – Peace River Civic Issues Reporter, AB
St. Albert Gazette, AB – Rural Municipal Reporter, AB
St. Albert Gazette, AB – Rural Alberta Reporter, AB
Strathmore Times, AB – Strathmore Times, AB
Taber Times, AB – Communities Liaison/Civic reporter – Town and M.D. of Taber, AB
The Macleod Gazette, AB – Alberta Legislature Reporter, AB
Town & Country News, AB – Grande Prairie Civic News Reporter, AB
Canora Courier, SK – Rural East Central Sask, SK
Eagle Feather News, SK – Increasing and amplifying Indigenous stories and civic journalism across Saskatchewan, SK
Last Mountain Times, SK – Nokomis and Area Rural Reporter, SK
Maple Creek Advance Times, SK – Maple Creek and area rural reporter, SK
Prince Albert Daily Herald, SK – Prince Albert city council/court reporter, SK
Saskatoon StarPhoenix, SK – Northern Saskatchewan Rural Reporter, SK
SASKTODAY.ca (Humboldt section), SK – Northeastern Saskatchewan Reporter, SK
The World-Spectator, SK – Moosomin region civic reporter, SK
Wakaw Recorder, SK – Wakaw, Rosthern and area rural reporter, SK
Brandon Sun, MB – Rural and Indigenous Affairs Reporter, MB
Neepawa Banner & Press, MB – Civic Politics coverage and credible news, MB
The Leaf, MB – West End Reporter, MB
The Niverville Citizen Inc., MB – Niverville and area civic reporter, MB
Thompson Citizen, MB – Northern Manitoba, MB
Winnipeg Free Press, MB – Education Reporter, MB
Winnipeg Sun, MB – Northern Manitoba Reporter, MB
Aylmer Express, ON – St. Thomas civic issues, crime and community reporter, ON
Bancroft Times, ON – Bancroft Rural Areas Reporter, ON
BarrieToday.com, ON – Essa, Springwater and Oro-Medonte, ON
BayToday.ca, ON – Civic and Francophone Community / North Bay and Area Diversity, ON
Beach Metro News, ON – Politics, transit, planning and health-care (COVID-19) and affordable housing issues, ON
Belleville Intelligencer, ON – Rural and Indigenous Affairs Reporter, ON
Brantford Expositor, ON – Indigenous Affairs Reporter, ON
Brock Citizen, ON – Full-time LJI reporter – municipal government, local education and local health care, ON
Brockville Recorder and Times, ON – Gananoque and Leeds-Thousand Islands Reporter, ON
Burlington Local-news.ca, ON – Diverse perspectives in Burlignton, ON
Caledon Citizen, ON – Caledon and Bolton Community Specific News Reporter, ON
Canada’s National Observer, CA – Ottawa Indigenous Reporter, ON
Chatham Voice, ON – Chatham-Kent Reporter, ON
CollingwoodToday.ca, ON – Blue Mountains and Grey Highlands Reporter, ON
Dundalk Herald and Flesherton Advance, ON – Keeping the community informed, ON
Eganville Leader, ON – West and Central Renfrew County Reporter, ON
Essex Free Press, ON – Essex Local Civic Journalism Reporter, ON
Fort Frances Times, ON – Rainy River District First Nations Reporter, ON
Grimsby Lincoln News, ON – Municipal reporter, ON
GuelphToday.com, ON – Wellington County Reporter, ON
Haliburton County Echo and Minden Times, ON – Haliburton County Civic, Health care and Educatoion reporter, ON
Hamilton Spectator, ON – Haldimand County/Norfolk Reporter, ON
Hamilton Spectator, ON – County of Brant municipal affars/major news reporter, ON
Huntsville Forester, ON – Huntsville, Lake of Bays and Algonquin Park civic reporter, ON
KawarthaNOW, ON – Greater Kawarthas Region Reporter, ON
Kenora Miner and News, ON – Kenora area reporter, ON
Le Devoir, QC – Enjeux francophones et défense du fait français en Ontario, ON
Listowel Banner, ON – Listowel and Area Reporter, ON
London Free Press, ON – London area rural reporter, ON
Manitoulin Expositor, ON – Court, Climate Change, Opiate crisis, ON
Markham Economist & Sun, ON – York Region Reporter, ON
Markham Review / Stouffville Review, ON – City-Town hall issues reporter, ON
Middlesex Banner, ON – Rural Reporting – Strathroy-Caradoc, Southwest Middlesex & Adelaide-Metcalfe, ON
MidlandToday.ca, ON – Midland/Penetanguishene Area Reporter, ON
Morrisburg Leader, ON – South Dundas and Area Reporter, ON
Niagara-on-the-Lake Local, ON – LJI Freelancer – Civic Issues, ON
North Bay Nugget, ON – Highway 11 Corridor Reporter, ON
Orangeville Banner, ON – Dufferin County Municipal Affairs Reporter, ON
Orangeville Citizen, ON – Town of Mono Reporter, ON
OrilliaMatters.com, ON – Ramara Township, Chippewas of Rama First Nation and Indigenous issues, ON
Peterborough Examiner, ON – Peterborough and area reporter, ON
Sault Star, ON – Regional, diversity reporter, ON
Shelburne Free Press, ON – Community Awareness reporter, ON
Snnewswatch.com – Tbnewswatch.com, ON – Superior North, ON
Stratford Times, ON – City of Stratford Civic Issues Reporter, ON
Sudbury Star, ON – Regional news/diversity reporter, ON
Tbnewswatch.com, ON – Thunder Bay reporter, ON
Tbnewswatch.com/Thunder Bay Source, ON – Northwest Ontario Region, ON
Temiskaming Speaker – Weekender, ON – Englehart-Temagami-Elk Lake, ON
The Auroran Newspaper, ON – Aurora Hyper Local Community Content and Civic Journalism, ON
The Chronicle Journal, ON – Civics reporter for rural Thunder Bay municipalities, ON
The Chronicle-Journal, ON – Covid-recovery business reporter, ON
The Independent of Petrolia and Central Lambton, ON – Central Lambton Civic Journalism, ON
The Kingstonist, ON – municipal government and courts, ON
The Lake Report / niagaranow.com, ON – Rural, Agricultural and Business Issues Reporter, ON
The Lake Report (archives + weekly edition) / niagaranow.com (daily news stories), ON – Municipal and Indigenous, ON
The Milton Reporter, ON – Milton reporter, ON
The Pointer, ON – Brampton and Mississauga Reporter, ON
The Pointer, ON – Peel Region environmental-planning reporter, ON
The Pointer, ON – Niagara reporter, ON
The Ridgetown Independent News, ON – Ridgetown and Area Civic News Reporter, ON
The Uxbridge Cosmos, ON – LJI=Local Journalist Investigates, ON
Tilbury Times Reporter, ON – Tilbury and Area Reporter, ON
TimminsToday.com, ON – Highway 11 corridor, civic journalism, ON
TimminsToday.com, ON – Diversity reporter, ON
Walkerton Herald-Times, ON – Walkerton and area reporter, ON
Wilmot-Tavistock Gazette, ON – Wilmot, Wellesley and East Zorra-Tavistock Civic Issues Reporter, ON
Wingham Advance Times, ON – Wingham/Howick Township Reporter, ON
YGK News, ON – Kingston Equity Reporter, ON
ACCÈS le journal des Pays d’en Haut, QC – Villages et paroisses des Pays d’en Haut, QC
Courrier Laval, QC – condition féminine, immigration, éducation, santé, QC
Courrier Laval, QC – Reporter en réponse à la crise des médias, QC
EnBeauce.com, QC – Enbeauce IJL, QC
Info Dimanche, QC – Couverture des Basques et du Témiscouata, QC
Iorì:wase, QC – Indigenous civic issues reporter, QC
Journal de Chambly, QC – Communautés rurales, QC
Journal Le Lac St-Jean, QC – affaires civiques, Sud et Nord d’Alma, QC
Journal Le Manic, QC – L’environnement mieux desservie, QC
Journal Le Manic et Journal Haute Côte-Nord, QC – Institutions, QC
Journal Le Nord-Côtier, QC – Territoire Autochtone mieux desservie, QC
Journal Le Reflet Témiscamien, QC – Le Témiscamingue – journaliste à temps plein, QC
Journal l’Étoile du Lac, QC – Nord du Lac-Saint-Jean, QC
Journal Metro, QC – Journaliste représentant et couvrant lié au comité citoyen de Métro Média, QC
Journal Métro, QC – Journaliste de données, communautés ethnoculturelles et nouveaux arrivants, QC
Journaldesvoisins.com, QC – affaires civiques et enquêtes, QC
Journaldesvoisins.com, QC – Affaires civique et enquêtes-Ahuntsic, QC
La Converse, QC – Asylum seekers and undocumented migrants, QC
La Sentinelle – Le Jamésien, QC – Reporter, Environnement et Économie, QC
La Sentinelle – Le Jamésien, QC – Affaires civiques et municipales, QC
La Tribune, QC – Les Sources, le Val Saint-François et le Haut Saint-François, QC
Le Courrier de Saint-Hyacinthe, QC – Journaliste régional, QC
Le Courrier du Sud, QC – Affaires Civiques, Montérégie, QC
Le Devoir, QC – Pénurie de main-d’œuvre en régions et immigration, QC
Le Mouton Noir, QC – Bas St-Laurent et Gaspésie, QC
Le Nouvelliste, QC – MRC Mékinac et MRC des Chenaux, QC
Le Portageur, QC – Portageons la nouvelle Innue, QC
Le Portageur, QC – Portageons la nouvelle, QC
Le Quotidien / Le Progrès, QC – Jeunesse, QC
Le Quotidien / Le Progrès, QC – Développement durable en région industrielle, QC
Le Val-Ouest, QC – Reporter, QC
Les Versants du Mont-Bruno, QC – Journal de Saint-Basile.ca, QC
L’Éveil, QC – Mirabel, QC
L’info de la Basse-Lièvre, QC – Reporter, politique municipale, Outaouais, QC
L’info du Nord Sainte-Agathe, QC – Journalistes, politique municipale, In Médias, QC
MaCoteNord.com, QC – Journaliste Généraliste, MRC Sept-Rivières, QC
MonMatane.com, QC – Matanie, QC
Monquartier.Quebec, QC – Enjeux civiques, quartiers centraux, QC
Nouvelles d’Ici, QC – Journaliste – Affaires civiques, urbanisme, diversité LaSalle-Verdun-Lachine, QC
Nunatsiaq News, NU – Nunavik reporter, QC
Pivot, QC – Journaliste – enjeux liés à la jeunesse, QC
The Eastern Door, QC – Engaging Kanesatake, QC
The Eastern Door, QC – Preserving our stories, QC
The Nation, QC – Indigenous civic issues reporter, QC
unpointcinq.ca, QC – Couvrir les solutions d’action climatique déployées dans les régions / communautés mal desservies et chez les Premières Nations du Québec, QC
River Valley Sun, NB – Bridging rural news gaps in Western New Brunswick, NB
Telegraph-Journal, NB – New Brunswick Reporter 1, NB
The Daily Gleaner, NB – Indigenous issues, NB
Shoreline News; Irish Loop; Pearl News; Business Post, NL – Children, Youth, Seniors and Associations reporter, NL
The Telegram, NL – Indigenous/Aboriginal Affairs reporter, NL
Wreckhouse Weekly, NL – Wreckhouse Weekly News, NL
Cape Breton Post, NS – Indigenous affairs reporter, NS
Guysborough Journal, NS – District of St. Mary’s and Area /Guysborough East Reporter, NS
Guysborough Journal, NS – St. Mary’s and Sheet Harbour Area, NS
Halifax Examiner, NS – African Nova Scotia community reporter, NS
The Coast, NS – Education reporting in Halifax, NS
The Eastern Graphic – peicanada.com, PE – PEI Government Policy and Programming through a rural lens, PE
The Guardian, PE – Climate Change MMJ, PE
Yukon News, YT – Yukon News, Your Community Connection, YT
Cabin Radio, NT – Indigenous Governance Reporter, NT
Cabin Radio, NT – Dehcho Region Reporter, NT
NWT News/North, NT – Indigenous Affairs Reporter, NT
Kivalliq News, NU – LJI support for Kivalliq News, NU
Nunatsiaq News, NU – Nunavut/Nunavik Reporter, NU
Nunavut News, NU – LJI support for Nunavut News, NU

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