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 laid off, have recently been laid off, or are otherwise unemployed.

A limited number of $100 travel bursaries will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis starting on February 14. 

Applicants are invited to send a short description of their employment situation along with a few sentences about why they want to attend the #CAJ20 conference in Montreal this year. 

Please email your application to [email protected] with the subject line "CAJ20 bursary program".  Applications will be accepted no later than April 30, 2020.

The seed funds to start this bursary program were generously donated to the CAJ by H.G. Watson and Jimmy Thomson as part of a campaign to support recently laid off journalists. 

If you are interested in donating to help journalists attend the conference please click here


The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 700 members across Canada. The CAJ's primary roles are public-interest advocacy and professional development for its members.

For more information contact:

Karyn Pugliese, CAJ president

[email protected]


Brent Jolly, CAJ vice-president


[email protected]


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