CJF Black Journalism Fellowship Program

About the CJF Black Journalism Fellowships: 

The fellowship program aims to amplify Black voices, improve coverage of Black issues in the news and cultivate future Black media leaders. Each fellowship provides a unique opportunity for an early-career Black journalist—with one-to-five years’ experience—to be hosted for six months at a CBC/Radio-Canada (English and French), Globe and Mail or CTV News newsroom or at the IJB at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health.

Fellowship Categories:

–    CJF-Globe and Mail Black Journalism Fellowship — NEW

–    CJF-IJB Black Investigative Journalism Fellowship

–    CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship

–    CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellowship

–    CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship

Fellows will be recognized at the CJF Awards ceremony taking place in June.

Applications are now open.

DEADLINE EXTENDED! Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on January 29, 2023.



Past Winners:


  • Inaugural CJF-IJB Black Investigative Journalism Fellowship:
  • Wendy-Ann Clarke;
  • CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship: Kiernan Green; 
  •  CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship:
  • Dorcas Marfo; and
  • CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellowship: Ashleigh-Rae Thomas .



–    CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship: Tiffany Mboyo Mongu

–    CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellowship: Dannielle Piper

–    CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship: Josie Fomé

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors: 

Founding sponsors:
– lululemon for the CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Journalism Fellowship;

– Aritzia for the CJF-CBC/Radio-Canada Black Women’s Journalism Fellowship; and

– BMO Financial Group for the CJF-CTV News Black Journalism Fellowship.

CJF-IJB Black Investigative Journalism Fellowship:

– Unifor and The Jay and Barbara Hennick Family Foundation for the CJF-IJB Black Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

For inquiries contact:
Natalie Turvey

President and Executive Director
The Canadian Journalism Foundation
E-mail: nturvey@cjf-fjc.ca