And that’s all from Vancouver and this year’s CAJ Awards 🙌
— Canadian Association of Journalists (@caj) April 16, 2023
The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) has awarded this year’s Charles Bury Award to four Canadian journalists who have broken new ground in their efforts to inspire change in how Canadian journalism covers Indigenous stories. The four winners of this year’s award include veteran Mohawk journalist Tahieròn:iohte Dan David, longtime CBC reporter and Anishinaabe journalist Duncan McCue, Karyn Pugliese (aka Pabàmàdiz), a member of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in Ontario, and current editor-in-chief of Canada’s National Observer, and Jody Porter, the late CBC reporter, based in Thunder Bay, ON. The CAJ also announced the recipients of the 2022 CAJ Awards for outstanding investigative journalism, including the McGillivray Award, recognizing the best investigative journalism published or broadcast in 2022, to Grant Robertson, for his entry titled “Inside Hockey Canada’s Secret Funds: The hidden use of registration fees in sexual assault settlements,” published by The Globe and Mail. Find the full list of winners here.
Sara Kanutski, Tchadas Leo and Tanner Isaac are the recipients of this year’s CJF-CBC Indigenous Journalism Fellowships, established to amplify Indigenous voices and foster better comprehension of Indigenous issues. The award provides three early-career Indigenous journalists with the opportunity to explore issues of interest while being hosted for one month at the CBC News Indigenous Unit in Winnipeg. The story or series resulting from the fellowship experiences will be considered for publication or broadcast by CBC News.
The Jack Webster Foundation is inviting applications for the Lieutenant Governor’s B.C. Journalism Fellowship, which makes $25,000 available for a journalist or team of journalists to write a piece of long-form journalism shedding light on a subject of importance to British Columbians. Check out the details here and apply before the deadline of June 4. Read the first instalments of 2022 fellow Francesca Fionda’s Bracing for Disasters climate series, published by The Tyee.
The CRTC is holding hearings in Whitehorse, Yukon this week to hear what actions it should take to improve telecommunications services in communities in the Far North. The commission says it also intends to further reconciliation with Indigenous Peoples in the context of regulating telecommunications services. The commission has so far heard from intervenors about prolonged outages, spotty service, limited competition and high prices, according to CBC North’s coverage of the hearings.
Rogers says it’s bringing hundreds of Shaw jobs back to Canada, post-merger, as part of its commitment “to a 100% Canadian-based customer service team.” The customer solution specialist positions, currently based outside of Canada, will be located in B.C., Alberta and Manitoba. It additionally plans to hire another 1,000 customer service representatives across the country. Rogers anticipates having the customer care roles reinstated in Canada by July 1 and all jobs fully transitioned by Q3 of this year. Read more here.