*CANCELLED* #CAJ20 Montreal: May 29 -31, 2020

***The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is sad to announce that it is cancelling the upcoming national conference and changing the format of its in-person awards gala. Our full statement.

CAJ award winners will be announced in an online ceremony on May 30.***

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Each year, the CAJ’s national conference brings together journalists from across the country for two days of professional development workshops and panel discussions—not to mention a healthy dose of networking and making friends! 

#CAJ20 will be held at the Holiday Inn in downtown Montreal May 29-31, 2020.

***CAJ20 "trust us" Full conference pass: Buy your CAJ conference pass before the lineup is announced and save! Rates go up on March 9. #CAJ20 will be good...trust us.***

The SHORT LIST of CAJ Awards nominees will be released on April 6, 2020. The winning entry in each CAJ Award category will be announced at the conference banquet on May 30, 2020 in Montreal. 

SIGN UP NOW to volunteer at #CAJ20. Volunteers work with a team of other journalists and receive free admission to all conference sessions. 

Coming from out of town? We're working hard to get you here without breaking the bank. Here are some sweet plane, train and hotel deals!

Need extra help? We are pleased to announce our inaugural national conference bursary program for CAJ members who are laid off, have recently been laid off, or are otherwise unemployed.

 

#CAJ19: WINNIPEG

 

SCHEDULE | SPEAKERS TICKETS AWARD NOMINEES + GALA |TRAVEL + ACCOMMODATIONS

Tim Fontaine will host this year’s CAJ Awards Banquet & Gala where we recognize the finalists and recipients of the 2018 CAJ Awards. Before flying over to the side of satire with the inimitable Walking Eagle News, Fontaine worked for decades in "real" journalism with APTN, CBC Indigenous and CPAC. He will help us toast (and roast!) some of the best work in Canadian journalism.

The CAJ Banquet & Awards Gala take place from 6:30 - 10:00 p.m. on Saturday May 4 at the Radisson Hotel. The deadline to purchase gala tickets is Friday April 26 at 5:00 p.m. ET. CAJ members can attend the full conference and gala for $250.00—earlybird rates rend April 26. 

See the list of Awards finalists here.  #CAJawards

Please note, you must log in to access member tickets, otherwise only guest tickets will be visible. Extra gala award tickets are available for individual purchase.

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#CAJ18: TORONTO

KEYNOTES | DAY 1 SCHEDULE | DAY 2 SCHEDULE | AWARDS GALA | TICKETS ACCOMMODATIONS

We get excited about CAJ conferences every year, but this one is special. This year, the CAJ turns 40, and we're celebrating all those years of leading professional development and vital advocacy on behalf of journalists—always with an eye to the future. Get ready for #CAJ18 which runs May 4-5, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Toronto.

PATHWAYS TO PROSPERITY: A VIRTUAL MENTORSHIP EVENT

An evening for journalists to ask questions and learn from four of this year's CAJ mentors. Featuring: ADRIAN HAREWOOD, co-anchor of CBC News OttawaANDREE LAU, managing editor of digital news for CBCEMMA GILCHRIST, editor-in-chief and executive director of The NarwhalMIKE DE SOUZA, managing edit...

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THE STORY BEHIND THE STORY: CAJ NOMINEES AT CYBER HAPPY HOUR

*You must register for this event to recieve a meeting link and password. This event is limited to 100 people. It is open to all journalists but CAJ members will take priority in the event that capacity is reached. From the western-most reaches of Vancouver Island, all the way to St. John's,...

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ANNOUNCING THE 2019 CAJ AWARDS FINALISTS

OTTAWA, April 6, 2020 /CNW/ – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is pleased to release the list of finalists for the 2019 CAJ Awards program. Congratulations and a hearty félicitations to all finalists. The original plan was to announce the recipients of each of the awards li...

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CAJ LAUNCHES NATIONAL CONFERENCE BURSARY PROGRAM

Do you really, really want to attend this year's CAJ national conference in Montreal—but are on the fence because of a precarious financial situation?   The CAJ wants to help. That's why we’re pleased to launch our national conference bursary program for CAJ members who are la...

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CAJ DONATIONS TO SUPPORT IN-NEED, LAID-OFF JOURNALISTS

OTTAWA / Dec. 18, 2019 / CNW  — When the Star Metro newspaper chain announced its closure and layoffs from Vancouver to Halifax, Canadians rallied behind their journalistics peers. Within a few hours, 100 journalists and journalism supporters raised $2,660 through crowdfunding meant as sy...

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$1000 CAJ/INVESTINTECH J-SCHOOL DATA SCHOLARSHIP

OTTAWA / Nov. 11, 2019 / CNW —  The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is proud to announce nominations have opened for the first annual Investintech-CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship. Investintech.com, developers of Able2Extract Professional, aims to help journalism students pay fo...

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CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS: #CAJ20 MONTREAL

Each year, the CAJ’s annual national conference brings together journalists from across the country for two days of professional development workshops and panel discussions—not to mention a healthy dose of networking and making friends!  #CAJ20 will be held at the Holiday In...

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Daniel Dale, Katie Benner and Amy King headline CAJ national conference

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce its lineup of keynote speakers for its 40th annual national conference on May 4-5 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Toronto. Delegates will hear from the Toronto Star’s man in Washington, Daniel Dale, who will reflect on his exhaustiv...

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2018 is a milestone year for the CAJ

Dear CAJ supporters, Before 2017, few of us might have guessed we'd see a sitting U.S. president retweet a doctored video of himself wrestling a news organization to the ground. But that bizarre, dangerous, joke of a tweet, which incited violence against journalists, symbolized what was o...

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#CAJ17: Learn data journalism at an intensive two-day boot camp

OTTAWA, March 30, 2017 /CNW/ - The Canadian Association of Journalists is thrilled that some of Canada’s leading data journalists will spend a weekend teaching #CAJ17 delegates how to find, analyze and tell stories with data. The CAJ has long featured data boot camps at its annual conferences...

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