The Canadian Journalism Foundation supports and rewards excellence in Canadian journalism through its annual awards program and by supporting recognition programs run by other organizations.
- The annual Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a substantial contribution by a Canadian journalist to the profession.
- The annual Honorary Tribute recognizes a media luminary who has made an impact on the international stage.
- The annual Excellence in Journalism Award honours an organization which embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices.
- The Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award offers a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press to a photojournalist in the early stages of their career. The annual internship is designed to give a photographer trying to break into the business a chance to perform on the national stage.
- The annual Greg Clark Award is designed to offer early-career journalists a professional development opportunity which will allow them to gain insight, strategic information and meet key decision-makers in a sector or issue they regularly cover.
- The William Southam Journalism Fellowships, awarded annually by the University of Toronto and Massey College, reward journalists with a year long of study at Massey College in the discipline of their choice.
- The Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy, awarded by the Atkinson Foundation, provides a grant for a Canadian journalist to undertake a year-long research project on a topical policy issue. It is designed to further both the tradition of liberal journalism in Canada and the commitment to social and economic justice of Joseph E. Atkinson.
- The Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University is awarded bi-annually and allows the recipient to enjoy a one-year sabbatical at Harvard University.