FROM: National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada

TORONTO – DATE: Thursday, Dec 9th, 2021

The Local Journalism Initiative was launched by the Government of Canada to support the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada.

The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada (NEPMCC) is one of seven not-for-profit organizations that administers the Initiative.

If you are an Ethnic Media Outlet (written press, community radio, community television and online news service) you may be eligible to receive government funding from the Local Journalism Initiative and you will be able to hire journalists to strengthen local coverage of civic matters in underserved communities.

NEPMCC is available to provide support and financial assistance to qualifying candidates.

Applications can be found at

Applicants are encouraged to contact the National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada:

100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5H 2N2

President and CEO: Thomas Saras

Executive Director: Maria Saras-Voutsinas

Phone: 416-921-8926

The National Ethnic Press and Media Council of Canada is a non-profit organization established in 1958 (formerly Canada Ethnic Press Federation) whose mission is to promote and integrate the economic, social and cultural interests of ethnic communities into the mainstream of Canadian Society. We are 850 Canadian media outlets available in more than 111 languages that serve new Canadians and help them to integrate into their new Canadian Culture.