Local Journalism Initiative

The Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) supports the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. Funding is available to eligible Canadian media organizations to hire journalists to produce civic journalism for underserved communities.

The content produced is made available publicly so that Canadians can be better informed. It is also made available to Canadian media organizations through a Creative Commons license.

The content can be found at Frequency (anglophone news) and Fréquence (francophone news). An archive of past content can be found at Canada-Info.ca so that Canadians can be better informed. It is made available to Canadian media organizations through a Creative Commons license.

This program has been made possible by the Government of Canada.

Eligibility

Eligible applicants are not-for-profit Canadian stations who hold one of the following CRTC broadcasting licenses: Campus & Community radio (as per CRTC 2010-499) and Native Type B radio (as per CRTC 1990-89). 

Deadline

This program is currently closed. 

Recipients