35 stations to receive funding through the Community Radio Fund of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) has selected 35 community radio stations across Canada that will receive funding through The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). These funds will be used to hire journalists who will create news related to underserved communities across 7 provinces and 1 territory.

Funded by Canadian Heritage, the LJI supports the creation of civic journalism, increasing journalistic capacity, access to local news and consumption of local news within these communities. 

The CRFC continues to strive to provide funding that’s reflective of the diversity of stations broadcasting within Canada. In this round, CHHA Radio Voces Latinas, will be the first Spanish-speaking community radio station to be funded through the initiative. Journalists will be located in and serving 14 official language minority communities. This round of funding will also support 5 Indigenous stations, the largest number in any round of CRFC funding to date.

The stations selected include; 

CFED, Edmonton Alberta FR 

CFJU, Saint-Quentin New Brunswick FR 

CFMF, Fermont Quebec FR

CFNR, Terrace British Columbia EN 

CFRC, Kingston Ontario EN 

CFRH, Penetanguishene Ontario FR 

CFWE, Edmonton Alberta EN 

CHEF, Matagami Quebec FR 

CHHA, Toronto Ontario SP

CHMA, Sackville New Brunswick EN 

CHME, Essipit Quebec FR 

CHPL, Plamondon Alberta FR 

CICK, Smithers British Columbia EN 

CIDI, Knowlton Quebec EN 

CIFA, Comeauville Nova Scotia FR 

CILS, Victoria British Columbia FR 

CIVL, Abbotsford British Columbia EN 

CIVR, Yellowknife Northwest Territories FR 

CJFO, Ottawa Ontario FR 

CJKS, Ohsweken Ontario EN 

CJLY, Nelson British Columbia EN 

CJPE, Picton Ontario EN 

CJPN, Fredericton New Brunswick FR

CJQC, Liverpool Nova Scotia EN 

CJRU, Toronto Ontario EN 

CJTB, Tête-à-la-Baleine Quebec FR 

CKDU, Halifax Nova Scotia EN 

CKGN, Kapuskasing Ontario FR 

CKJM, Chéticamp Nova Scotia FR 

CKRH, Dartmouth Nova Scotia FR 

CKRP, Falher Alberta FR 

CKRZ, Ohsweken Ontario EN 

CKTZ, Manson’s Landing British Columbia EN 

CKXL, Saint-Boniface Manitoba FR 

VF 2590, Revelstoke British Columbia EN

The stories that matter to these communities also matter to other Canadians. We commit to not

only supporting the journalism created by this initiative but sharing it with the rest of the

country. The stories produced by journalists hired through the LJI program will be made available to

Canadian media outlets and the public at no charge via the national distribution platform at

Canada-Info.ca. Canadian media outlets will be able to rebroadcast and share the content

created by the LJI journalists via a Creative Commons license.