Local Journalism Initiative 2024


FROM: National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

TORONTO -­ DATE: April 1, 2024

The Local Journalism Initiative was launched by the Government of Canada to support the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) is one of seven not–for–profit organizations that administers the Initiative.

If you are an Ethnic Media Outlet (written press, community radio,  community  television and online news service) you may be eligible to receive funding from the  Local Journalism Initiative and you will be able to hire journalists to strengthen local  coverage of civic matters in underserved communities.

NEPMCC is available to provide support and financial assistance to  qualifying candidates.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada at the following address:

100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2
President and CEO: Thomas Saras
Executive Director: Maria Saras Voutsinas
Phone: 416-921-8926
Web: nationalethnicpresscouncil.com

The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is a non–profit organization established in 1958 (formerly Canada Ethnic Press Federation) whose mission is to promote and integrate the economic, social and cultural interests of ethnic communities into the mainstream of Canadian Society. We are 850 Canadian media outlets available in more than 111 languages that serve new Canadians and help them to integrate into their new Canadian Culture.