The Canadian Association of Journalists runs an annual awards program recognizing the best in Canadian journalism, with a particular focus on journalism that is investigative in nature. Entries are welcome from any practising journalist whose work has been published or broadcast in Canada.
A call for entries is usually issued in December-January, with a deadline in late January or early February.
Once judging is complete, a list of the finalists in each category is released.
The winning entry in each category is announced as part of the banquet during the annual conference each spring.
For more information on the categories and lists of previous winners, please click the links below.

Congratulations to all the 2013 CAJ Awards finalists!

The Canadian Association of Journalists is pleased to announce the finalists for its annual awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada for 2013.

Only one week left to enter the 2013 CAJ Awards!

The Canadian Association of Journalists reminds journalists that only a week remains to submit entries for the 2013 CAJ Awards program, featuring Canada’s top investigative journalism award, the Don McGillivray Award.

2013 CAJ Awards call for entries

It’s with pleasure that the Canadian Association of Journalists invites entries for its annual awards program.

Entering the 2013 CAJ Awards using Better BNC

A step-by-step guide on how to use BetterBNC to apply to the 2013 CAJ Awards.

CAJ award categories

Please click through for more information on the various categories for the annual CAJ awards.

Time to start thinking about entering the new 2013 CAJ Awards categories

The Canadian Association of Journalists invites all working journalists whose work has been or will be published or broadcast in Canada during this calendar year to start getting ready to enter the revised 2013 CAJ Awards.

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2012 CAJ Awards!

A fulsome investigation into a former Halifax mayor’s role as executor of a family friend’s estate has taken the Canadian Association of Journalists’ top prize for investigative journalism in 2012.

Massey College honoured for its contributions to Canadian journalism

Massey College, an interdisciplinary graduate college within the University of Toronto, is the recipient of this year’s Canadian Association of Journalists’ President Award for its significant contributions to Canadian journalism.

Openness and accountability takes a holiday at the Resort Municipality of Whistler — CAJ Code of Silence winners

The Resort Municipality of Whistler is the winner of the annual Canadian Association of Journalists’ Code of Silence Award.

13th annual CAJ Code of Silence – Call for nominations

It’s time to get even with that publicly funded government, department or agency whose information is kept in the murky shadows.