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Deadline: Friday, February 19, 2021

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS

ABOUT THE LANDSBERG AWARD

The Landsberg Award is proudly presented by The Canadian Journalism Foundation in association with the Canadian Women’s Foundation.

The award celebrates a journalist who is raising awareness about women’s equality issues in Canada and aims to inspire an increase in the media coverage and voice of women in Canada.

The award is named after Michele Landsberg—an award-winning Canadian journalist, author, social activist and feminist—to acknowledge the tremendous impact that she has had as an advocate and role model for all women in Canada. The award will inspire relentless and fearless journalists to consider Canadian news from a women’s equality perspective.

ABOUT MICHELE LANDSBERG
Articulate, tenacious, progressive and persuasive, award-winning former Toronto Star columnist Michele Landsberg is one of Canada's best known feminists and social justice activists. A fearless advocate for women and children over many decades, she uses words, in print and in person, to fight injustice, to attack oppressive power structures and policies, and to champion the cause of human rights, race and gender equality, peace and pluralism. Through her columns, she gave a strong public voice to many of those who would otherwise not be heard. 

DEFINITION OF THE AWARD
This award will recognize a working journalist (employed or freelance) doing exceptional research, analysis and writing through a gender lens about women's equality issues in Canada.

FORM OF THE AWARD
The award recipient will receive a $5,000 prize from the Canadian Women's Foundation.

ELIGIBILITY
Awarded to a working journalist (employed or freelance)who has done the most to shine a spotlight on women’s equality issues in Canada in print, broadcast or online news reporting in 2020. Entries involving more than one contributor are welcome, and will be judged as a single submission. Submissions are welcome in the following formats: article, column, online piece, editorial, op-ed, radio program, podcast, television program or documentary film.

JURY

View the jury for this award.

Judging Methodology
The judging panel is comprised of four to eight jurors who review all submitted entries through an online portal, rank the entries and then attend a face-to-face meeting or participate via conference call with their rankings to agree on the recipient--and finalists, if applicable--of the award. The shortlist will be announced in April, with the winner announced at the CJF Awards virtual ceremony on June 9.

DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 19, 2021

ONLINE APPLICATION

PAST WINNERS

2020
- Elizabeth Renzetti, columnist and feature writer with The Globe and Mail, for exploring issues such as biased design in space, the lack of female political leaders and why ideologically-motivated killing of women isn't treated as terrorism.

2019
- Connie Walker, investigative reporter and host of Missing & Murdered: Finding Cleothe CBC News podcast, for her work exploring the story behind the true-crime mystery of the death of a Cree girl named Cleo Semaganis.

2018 
- Robyn Doolittle, investigative reporter with The Globe and Mail, for her “Unfounded” series exposing a pattern of mishandling sexual assault cases by police across the country. 

2017
- Tavia Grant, reporter withThe Globe and Mail, who explored the trafficking of Indigenous women as well as the ongoing gender pay gap.
>> Read about the recipient

2016
- Radio-Canada Enquête duo of journalist Josée Dupuis and producer/director Emmanuel Marchand, who found Indigenous women who were willing to talk about the racism, sexism, and sexual and physical abuse that they suffered at the hands of the police in the northern Quebec town of Val-d'Or
Catherine Porter, a social justice columnist and feature writer with the Toronto Star, was recognized for a selection of her work as a columnist exploring systemic issues and delving into controversial topics
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2015
Heather Mallick,staff columnist with the Toronto Star, on exploring the legal framework surrounding prostitution in other countries during Canada's debate over laws governing the sex trade
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2014
-  Janet McFarland, business reporter with The Globe and Mail, on gender inequality on corporate boards
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