Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) is a non-profit organization that promotes excellence in Canadian journalism by celebrating the outstanding journalistic achievement. Our signature events include an annual awards program featuring a must-attend annual industry gala where Canada's top newsmakers meet Canada's top news people. Through J-Talks, our popular speaker's series, we facilitate dialogue among journalists, business people, academics, and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also supports journalism websites, J-Source.ca (English) and ProjetJ.ca (French) and by fostering opportunities for journalism education, training, and research.
The Foundation's awards program recognizes and encourages excellence in journalism and provides unique professional development opportunities for Canadian journalists. Awards The Excellence in Journalism Award honors an organization which embodies exemplary journalistic standards and practices with a resulting impact on the community it serves.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a substantial contribution by a Canadian journalist to the profession.