The CAJ’s largest annual event is our national conference, traditionally held in May or June. This three-day conference includes a mix of keynote speakers, workshops and panel discussions.

Our 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 also offers members the opportunity to elect new directors to the CAJ board of directors at the annual general meeting that concludes the gathering.

The CAJ has held other national events through the years and information on those is also posted in this section. CAJ chapters also hold regular events. For more information on those, please visit individual chapter pages.

Learn more about past national conferences and CAJ events below.

Congratulations to our CAJ Awards winners

EDMONTON, May 29, 2016 /CNW/ – In a year when Canada’s national media finally awoke to the tragedies of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, the work by our national public broadcaster set the standard. The CBC News Aboriginal team, supported by others across the CBC News team, are the recipients of the 2015 Don McGillivray […]

#CAJ16 — brought to you with a little help from our friends

The Canadian Association of Journalists' partners and sponsors are an integral part of bringing our conference program together.

Four days left for early bird #CAJ16 rates

Discounted early bird rates for the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists annual conference in Edmonton will come to an end this Friday.

#MMIW at #CAJ16: You don’t know what it’s like

With an inquiry in its budding stages, it's a subject that has and will continue to reach in and touch the hearts of people in every community across Canada.

Data in the spotlight at #CAJ16

The Canadian Association of Journalists has a long tradition of being among the only Canadian conferences where journalists have been able to acquire data-journalism skills.

Indigenous matters at #CAJ16

It's a subject matter that has been often neglected in our past but whose importance will only increase – the quality, depth and quantity of reporting on Canada's indigenous communities.

Local matters at #CAJ16

Local journalism and local news will be under discussion next month at the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists' conference.

Taking stock at #CAJ16

OTTAWA, April 22, 2016 /CNW/ - It continues to be an interesting time to be a journalist working in Canadian media, a theme under the lens at the 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists' conference.

Picking up new skills at #CAJ16

The 2016 Canadian Association of Journalists' conference continues our longstanding tradition of being a fantastic venue for professional development.

Wanted: #CAJ16 volunteers

The Canadian Association of Journalists invites interested people to volunteer at its annual conference in Edmonton.