CAJ Partners

The Canadian Association of Journalists is proud to be associated with the following organizations and associations.

CNWThe CAJ has a longstanding partnership with CNW Group, that distributes our regular statements and news releases through its newswire to newsrooms across Canada and the world. CNW helps the CAJ reach every possible journalist so we can continue to meet our aims and goals.

CNW Group is also a valued sponsor of the CAJ / CNW Group Student Award of Excellence, awarded annually to a student journalist enrolled at a Canadian university or college whose work is published or broadcast by Canadian media in the preceding calendar year. Winners of the award receive prize money as well as financial assistance to attend the annual CAJ convention.

Aga Khan Foundation Canada

The CAJ has partnered with AKFC to offer the Fellowship for International Development Reporting. This new program for Canadian journalism builds on a relationship with the foundation that began in 2012-13 when AKFC and CAJ collaborated on bringing keynote speakers and other presenters to the CAJ’s annual conference. – The Canadian Journalism Project.

 The CAJ is proud to be a founding partner of, and the association handled J-source’s “Ask a mentor“ section where people had their questions answered by experienced journalists.

 J-source is also home to an extensive resource section on journalism ethics, moderated by CAJ ethics advisory committee chair Ivor Shapiro. Many of the ethics committee’s discussions and subsequent reports to the CAJ board are also published on the J-source site.

The Global Investigative Journalism Network

 The CAJ became a member of the GIJN’s precursor organization in 2005, when members of the board and volunteers travelled to Amsterdam to bid on hosting the subsequent Global Investigative Journalism Conference. The CAJ won the bid and hosted a four-day GIJC in Toronto in May 2007. We continue to be a member of this network as it has moved towards formalizing its governance structure.

jhr: Journalists for Human Rights

 The CAJ struck up a new partnership with jhr:Journalists for Human Rights in 2011. The two organizations sponsor the jhr / CAJ Award for Human Rights Reporting, which rewards Canadian reporting on human rights issues with an international scope. The recipient receives an opportunity to travel with jhr to one of its project sites, plus a cash prize from the CAJ. The inaugural award was presented to the CBC’s Alison Crawford at the 2012 CAJ convention held at the Fairmont Royal York in Toronto.


CWA Canada / Canadian Media Guild


The CAJ’s partnership with the Communications Workers of America (CWA) Canada and its largest local, the Canadian Media Guild, is also driven by an award. The two organizations partnered to offer the CWA Canada / CAJ Award for Labour Reporting. The award honours Canadian reporting on labour issues and its inaugural recipient was Rachel Mendleson of Huffington Post Canada.


The CAJ’s partnership with Marketwired comes from this organization’s continued support of our annual data journalism award (formerly known as computer-assisted reporting award) offered as part of the annual CAJ Awards program. The award recognizes journalism that incorporates the analysis of data and the use of that data to underpin and support great storytelling.