Educate the Journalists of Tomorrow

Support independent Canadian journalism. 

At The Democracy Fund (TDF), we believe that an independent press is critical to a functioning state.

That’s why, for the past two years, we have flown dozens of young journalist students to Toronto for a three-day intensive journalism boot camp. Students heard from industry-leading speakers from independent media and learned about the latest trends and best practices in journalism, as well as the importance of upholding journalistic integrity in the face of censorship.

Students who have gone through our training have already been hired in newsrooms across the country.

Independence in media is critical; we believe in teaching practical skills so journalists won’t have to rely on government bailouts to be successful in the industry.

If you think independent journalism in Canada is important, please make a donation on this page to help TDF continue to train the media of tomorrow.

Our 2024 Student Journalism Conference & Job Fair is happening from July 12 to 14! This year's theme is all about misinformation/disinformation, fact-checking, and reporting on "forbidden subjects."

Stay tuned for more updates on this year's conference!

TDF Student Journalism Conference Highlights:



If you believe our initiative is important, please consider making a tax-deductible donation on this page to make next year's journalism conference a reality!

Help us shape a more informed, accountable future for Canada – donate now to ensure the future of Canadian journalism, free speech, and a free press! Each of these conferences costs a considerable amount to host; your donation will ensure we can keep our conference going.

Join us in empowering the future of Canadian journalism!

To learn more about our past conferences, click here.

In the News:

A special thanks to this year's sponsors, True North, Rebel News, Western Standard, The Counter Signal and The Independent Press Gallery of Canada, for supporting our Student Journalism Conference. Their unwavering dedication to independent media and passion for promoting free speech and journalism are inspiring, and TDF couldn't be more grateful for their partnership.


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