Applications for the Community Radio Fund of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) have opened! This funding from Canadian Heritage supports community, campus and Indigenous radio stations in hiring journalists to create original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. 

Successful applicants can receive up to $55,000 to hire a reporter for April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. 

Stations eligible to apply include not-for-profit Canadian radio stations who hold a CRTC broadcasting license for a Community, Campus or Indigenous Type B radio station. To access the guidelines to learn more about the program, click here

Applications can be submitted via the CRFC’s application portal until November 21, 2022 at 11:59 PM.

The stories produced by the LJI journalists are made available to Canadian media outlets and the public at no charge via the program’s national distribution platform. Canadian media outlets can rebroadcast and share the content created by the LJI journalists via a Creative Commons license. The excellent journalistic work of all the LJI journalists can be viewed at

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