Canada-info.ca is a news platform for content produced by journalists hired through the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI) through funding managed by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CFRC).
LJI journalists are based at various campus, community and Indigenous Type B radio stations that broadcast their civic and community journalism to underserved communities across Canada.
Canada-info.ca increases the reach of this news content by making it accessible online to be consumed by Canadians and to be shared further by other media platforms through approved use via a Creative Commons license.
Creative Commons and Crediting Content
Other media may further distribute the content from Canada-Info.ca via a Creative Commons license.
CC BY-ND: This license allows reusers to copy and distribute the material in any medium or format in unadapted form only, and only so long as attribution is given to the creator. The license allows for commercial use.
CC BY-ND includes the following elements:
BY – Credit must be given to the creator
ND – No derivatives or adaptations of the work are permitted
No additional restrictions — You may not apply legal terms or technological measures that legally restrict others from doing anything the license permits.
How to credit the creator
Credit to the creator must be done using the following format:
“Name of journalist, Radio station call letters, Local Journalism Initiative”
Content shared on this site follows the LJI’s editorial principles which include, but are not limited to: Accuracy, Impartiality, Independence, Integrity, Accountability and Diversity.
These principles reflect the core ethics of the CRFC’s LJI program. They are informed by the project’s work to date as well as industry ethics, as outlined by other media organizations like the Canadian Association of Journalism (CAJ), Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC), Canadian Press (CP) and others.
Partners and funders
The LJI was launched by the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) in 2020 to increase the production of local civic news by community, campus and type B Indigenous radio stations serving areas where local news is lacking or simply unavailable.
The project is funded by the Government of Canada. The LJI’s objective is to increase community radio stations’ capacity to produce and broadcast local news to help keep their communities informed.