Every year, 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. Check individual awards for open dates and deadlines.
 

CJF-Facebook Journalism Project News Literacy Award *NEW
This new award is a joint initiative by the CJF and the Facebook Journalism Project, established to promote news literacy among Canadians in an age of widespread information on various platforms and from different sources. 

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018

CJF Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism
This award honours an organization which embodies exemplary journalism with a resulting impact on the community it serves.

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018


Lifetime Achievement Award
This award recognizes a substantial contribution by a Canadian journalist to the profession.

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018

CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships
These fellowships offer two early-career Indigenous journalists the chance to explore issues of interest. The fellows are hosted for one month by CBC News at its Indigenous Centre in Winnipeg. This award is supported by CN, and individual donors Rosemary Speirs, CJF honorary governor, and Isabel Bassett, former chair and CEO of TVO.

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018

The Landsberg Award
Named after Michele Landsberg--award-winning journalist, author, social activist and feminist--this award celebrates a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada. The recipient receives a $5,000 prize. This award is presented in association with the Canadian Women's Foundation.

Opens: January 16, 2018
Deadline: February 16, 2018

Tom Hanson Photojournalism Award
This award offers a six-week paid internship at The Canadian Press head office in Toronto to a photojournalist in the early stages of his or her career. The annual internship is designed to give a photographer trying to break into the business a chance to perform on the national stage. This award is sponsored by Nikon.
Opens: December 11, 2017
Deadline: January 19, 2018


Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy
This fellowship provides a seasoned Canadian journalist with $100,000 and an opportunity to pursue a year-long investigation into a current policy issue. This award is a collaborative project of the Atkinson Foundation, the Honderich Family and the Toronto Star.

Opens: December 4, 2017
Deadline: February 14, 2018

William Southam Journalism Fellowships
Awarded annually by the University of Toronto and Massey College, these fellowships reward mid-career journalists with an academic year to audit any course in the discipline of their choice and to participate fully in life at Massey College and the University. In association with Canadian Journalists for Free Expression, Journalists for Human Rights and the Canadian Journalism Foundation, Massey College and the University of Toronto are grateful for the generosity of the Alva Foundation, the estate of the late St. Clair Balfour, Lisa Balfour Bowen and Walter Bowen, Clair Balfour and Marci McDonald, Wilson J.H. Southam, the R. Howard Webster Foundation, the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation, CBC/Radio-Canada, Scotiabank, the McLaughlin Centre and for the generosity of past Journalism Fellows. Awarded bi-annually, this fellowship allows the recipient to enjoy a one-year sabbatical at Harvard University. Funding is provided by The Martin Wise Goodman Trust to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism.
Opens: January 15, 2018
Deadline: March 1 , 2018


Martin Wise Goodman Canadian Nieman Fellowship
Awarded bi-annually, this fellowship allows the recipient to enjoy a one-year sabbatical at Harvard University. Funding is provided by The Martin Wise Goodman Trust to the Nieman Foundation for Journalism. This award will be available in 2019.