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About the Local Journalism Initiative program:

LJI grant applications process is now closed. Recipients will be announced shortly.


The Quebec Community Newspapers Association (QCNA) has recently been mandated to develop and implement a new program that will offer resources to select English-speaking communities in Quebec that are lacking access to quality news content.

In some parts of Canada, residents have significant gaps in civic journalism about community issues and civic institutions and events that affect them and their day-to-day lives. The Local Journalism Initiative will provide funds for selected community newspapers to hire a qualified journalist to produce newsworthy articles while increasing coverage in civic matters and issues of public interest in underserved communities

While the Local Journalism Initiative is open to all community newspapers, QCNA is focusing on the structural challenges facing the production and delivery of community news in remote or non-serviced areas of Quebec.

You are invited to submit your application, which will then be reviewed by a judging panel to determine program beneficiaries.

Click here for an e-learning video to guide you throughout the process

Every qualifying paper should apply!

Please feel free to contact us if you require any further information.

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