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Canada's democracy is under threat!

Free expression and press freedom in Canada are facing bigger threats than ever. Journalists are unable to protect their confidential sources, and public interest stories aren’t being told. National security agencies have greater access to our private data than ever before, without any oversight to protect our rights. More and more journalists are spied on by police.


What is CJFE doing about it?

• Lobbying for Bill S-231, a bill to protect journalistic sources

• Intervening in court cases to protect journalists like Ben Makuch

• Supporting journalists under threat like Justin Brake and Patrick Lagace

• Consulting with the government on a better national security framework

• Challenging Bill C-51 in court

• Providing digital security training for journalists and activists

• Publishing in-depth analyses and reports in the Review of Free Expression

• Engaging Canadians in petitions, rallies and advocacy

• Meeting with MPs one-on-one to defend our rights

• Standing up against hate


CJFE is fighting back to protect the core elements of democracy, but we need your help.

What we need:

• $5,000 to support our lobbying efforts in Ottawa (travel, research, public campaigns)

• $5,000 to support education initiatives and digital security training

• $7,500 to support interventions in crucial court cases


A free society needs reliable and accurate journalism, public access to information, and protected privacy rights. Without these, we lack the information and space to participate in discussion, hold those in power accountable, and build the society we want to live in. Donate today to save democracy.



Please note: All premium rewards (ex. stickers, pens) attached to the various crowdfund campaign levels will be mailed out at the end of the campaign.

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Nikki Moir in Profile

Nikki_Moir.jpgMoir, born Myra Nicholson, died in December 2014, at 96 years old. One of the early female pioneers of journalism in Canada, she was born in Alloa, Scotland, in 1919, the youngest, and only girl, with five brothers. At ten years old, Moir moved to Canada with her family and found her passion in a Vancouver newsroom...

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CJFE to Honour Elena Milashena, Robyn Doolittle and Kim Bolan for Courageous Reporting


On November 30, Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) will honour three extraordinary women for their courage in reporting at the 2017 CJFE Gala in Toronto. Elena Milashina of Russia will be given the International Press Freedom Award, The Globe and Mail’s Robyn Doolittle will be awarded the Arnold Amber Award for Investigative Journalism, and Kim Bolan of the Vancouver Sun will be honoured with the Tara Singh Hayer Memorial Award.

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Defender of Democracy

You get:

  • 2016-17 Review of Free Expression in Canada
  • CJFE pen
  • CJFE sticker pack
  • Monthly e-newsletter


Free Speech Champion

You get:

  • CJFE pen
  • CJFE sticker pack
  • Monthly e-newsletter


Friend of Free Expression

You get:

  • CJFE sticker pack
  • Monthly e-newsletter



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  • Monthly e-newsletter



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  • Monthly e-newsletter

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