The Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism aims to build a new chapter in Canadian journalism.
The Canadian Centre for Investigative Journalism is a non-profit organization founded by Observer Media Group's ownership team to support quality investigative journalism projects in areas of public interest. Our mission is to hold powerful interests to account and investigate stories that affect the daily lives of our readers.
We recognize that the Canadian media is under serious pressures as the industry transforms. Many important journalism jobs are being lost, leaving no watchdog for the public to protect all aspects of Canada's democracy.
We set up this organization to pursue as many investigations as possible, providing donors with a direct outlet to invest in protecting democracy through the reliable, award-winning reporting.
We strive to fill the gap that has emerged in the Canadian media landscape and introduce a new way of delivering the news that matters from a free and independent press.
Our reporting projects will meet the highest standards of ethics and responsible journalism and we commit to be fearless and relentless in the work that we do.
CCIJ will collaborate and publish through partnerships with a range of newspapers and magazines across Canada.
CCIJ reporting will be provided to media partners free of charge.
All CCIJ reporting will be published by our guaranteed media partner, National Observer
We also make grants to other media organizations and projects. A grant of $10,000 went to TheNarwhal.ca in September of 2018.