A green stimulus package for Canada

This special project is being produced in collaboration with the Trottier Family Foundation and the Ivey Foundation. Canada's National Observer maintains complete editorial control of all aspects of the reporting.


Join Editor-in-Chief Linda Solomon Wood on Zoom for real-time conversations with cultural leaders and fascinating personalities on the big stories happening in our world. Some are subscriber-exclusives while others are open to the public. Stay tuned to our newsletter for announcements on guests and availability. Coming soon as a podcast as well.

Coronavirus in Canada

In this series, our journalists bring you important public health updates, breaking stories and in-depth analysis about meeting the challenges of the pandemic. Please note, as a public service, we are offering all of our reporting on the coronavirus for free. It's moments like these that show why sustainable, truthful journalism matters so much.

Canada's Clean Economy

In collaboration with I-SEA, Ivey, Trottier, and Vancity foundations. National Observer retains editorial control over the reporting. Produit en collaboration avec les fondations Ivey et Trottier, Vancity et I-SEA. National Observer conserve le contrôle éditorial total sur les rapports.

Democracy and Integrity Project

Canada's National Observer's nonpartisan fact checks and investigations on disinformation. Reader-funded and a collaboration with I-SEA, this reporting project will continue through 2020.

First Nations Forward

Produced in collaboration with the Real Estate Foundation of BC, I-SEA, Vancouver Foundation, Vancity, Catherine Donnelly Foundation, Donner Canadian Foundation, Clayoquot Biosphere Trust, Victoria Foundation and the Port Moody Foundation. National Observer retains full and final editorial control over the reporting.

Toxins in Canada

A series exploring the pros and cons of pesticide use in Canada, the strengths and weaknesses of its regulatory landscape and who exercises the greatest influence on this landscape. Produced in collaboration with The Echo Foundation. National Observer retains full editorial control.

Homesick: Inuit between two worlds

Produced in collaboration with the Echo Foundation, this series focuses on the challenges faced by Inuit in the north as well as what happens when they arrive in Montreal.

The Price of Oil

An unprecedented national collaboration between National Observer, The Toronto Star, Global News, the Michener Awards Foundation, the Corporate Mapping Project and four journalism schools investigating the impacts of the oil and gas industry on Canadian communities.

Secrets of Government

This report takes you behind closed doors to investigate the conversations happening between government and corporations. It is reader-funded through subscriptions.

House of Irving

A series by investigative reporter Bruce Livesey examines the powerful role the Irving family plays in the business, politics and media of New Brunswick and beyond. To fund more investigative reporting on National Observer by Bruce Livesey, please subscribe.

State Of The Animal

In Canada, wildlife face many challenges, as they are hunted, managed, and their food sources and habitats are altered by climate change. This Special Report has received generous funding from readers to pay for reporting on an issue which, like its subjects, is often out of sight and out of mind. Please subscribe or make a donation to ensure their story continues to be told.


Reporting on the challenges faced by Canadian communities in a warming world as wildfires consume resources, property and lives.

Canada's Oilsands

Our award-winning series on the people, places and conflicts on the front lines of resource development in the Alberta oil patch.

Trans Mountain

Reports on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project.

Canada's Extraction Secrets

Are the stories true? This investigative series digs into the activities and ongoing operations at Canadian-owned mines abroad.


Investigating threats to the world's oceans and the solutions that might save them.

State of Journalism

Our latest reporting on the state of media in Canada and beyond. Supporting independent journalism has never been more important. Help us protect it by subscribing or donating today.

Quebec 2018

Coverage of Quebec's provincial election, funded by readers like you.


Coverage of Ontario's provincial election, funded by readers like you


Reports about meetings of the G7 countries hosted in Canada in 2018.

Beyond the Wall

Planting seeds of peace on the frontline of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

Trophy Hunt

Our award-winning team looks at the personalities and policies behind BC's controversial trophy hunt.

Great Bear Rainforest

An epic story of collaboration between government, First Nations, environmentalists, and industry to save one of the world's largest temperate coastal rainforests. In collaboration with Teck, Inc. Tides Canada and Vancity.

Election 2019

News and views related to the 43rd Canadian general election, scheduled for Oct. 21, 2019.

The Climate Innovator Next Door

What motivates people to take on the challenge of climate change? Our reporters look at how Canadians are coming up with solutions in our own backyards. If you'd like to see more of this reporting, please subscribe.


Reporting on one of the most distressing humanitarian crises of our time, we've taken you into refugee camps from Greece to France.

Up in Smoke

A plan by the Metro Vancouver regional authority would have taxpayers spending half a billion public dollars on an incinerator to solve the region’s garbage problem. Would that send Vancouver's Greenest City aspirations up in smoke?

Fraser River

Gravel mining of The Fraser River is a window into how British Columbia's government makes decisions about complex environmental issues. This Special Report investigates money, power, politics, and more.

Europe on Alert

This special report investigates how Europe is responding to racism and the rise of the far-right.

Header photo by Benh Lieu Song used under Creative Commons.

Budget 2019

Our full coverage of federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau's 2019 budget, the last budget of the Trudeau government's mandate heading into the 2019 election.