Meeting/Event Information


The CAJ’s largest annual event is our national conference, traditionally held in May or June. This two-and-a-half-day conference offers noteworthy keynote speakers, diverse skills workshops and panel discussions on issues facing journalists and journalism.

After all sessions wrap up, we hold our awards gala dinner on the Saturday evening at the conference to celebrate the annual CAJ Awards of Excellence. Winners in each category are announced during the banquet, as is the winner of the CAJ Charles Bury Award for ourstanding contributions to the CAJ and/or journalisms in Canada. The evening concludes with the presentation of the Don McGillivray Award for the most outstanding investigative journalism of the previous year, chosen from among the night's winners of all investigative journalism categories.

The conference closes on Sunday morning with the CAJ's annual general meeting, where newly elected members of the CAJ's national board of directors are announced.

The CAJ sometimes has held other national events through the years; information on those is also posted in this section. CAJ chapters also hold regular events. For more information on those, please visit individual chapter pages.


Join us in Toronto from May 4-6, 2018. See the full conference lineup

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CAJ 2018 national conference, Toronto

May 04, 2018 8:30 AM to May 06, 2018 12:00 PM

Hyatt Regency Toronto
370 King St. W
Toronto, ON M5V 1J9
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Join us for the CAJ's 40th anniversary conference, May 4-6 at the Hyatt Regency Toronto! Discuss the challenges facing journalism today in diverse panels, hone your craft at expert-led workshops and hear from journalism's leading minds in keynote speeches. We'll also honour the best in Canadian investigative and other journalism at our annual awards gala banquet.

We're celebrating 40 years as a national voice for journalists in Canada! See you there!


$621.00 CBC Network Talk Toronto gala tickets for Kathleen Goldhar, John Chipman, Pia Chattopadhyay, Lisa Bryn Rundle, Debbie Pacheco, Sam Colbert ,Kristen Nelson,Josh Bloch and Cathy Perry