The Canadian Association of Journalists’ main annual event is our national conference, traditionally held in May of each year. This three-day conference includes a mix of keynote speakers addressing issues important to journalists, workshop-style sessions and discussion panels. The annual conference banquet, held on the Saturday of the conference weekend, celebrates the annual CAJ awards of excellence. The winners in each category are announced during the banquet, as is the annual winner of the CAJ President’s Award and the Code of Silence. The conference is also the opportunity to elect new members to the CAJ board of directors and the annual general meeting closes out this event.

Find information on past national conferences below.

The CAJ has held other national events through the years and information on those is also posted in this section.

A number of CAJ chapters also hold regular events. For more information on those, please visit the individual chapter pages.

CAJ partners with Forum to talk about how we report on mental illness

The Canadian Association of Journalists’ unique partnership with the Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma brings two sessions on mental-health reporting to #CAJ14 in Vancouver next month.

Registration now open for #CAJ14 conference

The CAJ is pleased to announce that registration for its 2014 conference is now open.

CAJ14: First conference details announced

We are delighted to share a few exciting details of the CAJ 2014 conference, which takes place May 9-10, 2014.

Join the Toronto chapter executive

The Toronto chapter will be holding an Annual General Meeting at its June 21 event. Email if you’d like to join the executive.

#CAJ2013 memories

Check out some photos from the 2013 CAJ conference.

#CAJ2013— Speed dating for journalists Saturday

Aspiring and established journalists alike will have the opportunity to bend the ear of some of Canada’s leading reporters and editors at #CAJ2013.

#CAJ2013 – enhanced by our partners and sponsors

#CAJ2013′s impressive array of partnerships and sponsorships will celebrate the vitality of press freedom, unlock the secrets behind the world of mapping and lay bare the challenges faced by Canada’s finest foreign reporters.

Days in the lives of foreign reporters at #CAJ2013

Some of Canada’s best-known foreign reporters will trade stories with each other and their considerable insight into their industry with delegates at #CAJ2013.

Dive into data at #CAJ2013

Canada’s leading data journalists will tantalize data-hungry delegates with their newest tips and tricks at #CAJ2013.

Learn to dig a little deeper at #CAJ2013

Some of Canada’s leading investigative journalists will renew the fight for access to information at #CAJ2013.