2016 Forum Freelance Fund Bursary Competition has now closed

The annual FFF bursary competition, which helps freelancers attend hostile environment training courses, has been brought forward and opened for applications on March 15. The competition rules have been overhauled and simplified for 2016, with all bursaries now worth $CDN 2,500. Canadian freelancers and foreign freelancers working abroad whose clients include Canadian media can apply. The competition closed on April 30. Click for further details of all our 2016 bursaries. 

The Portenier Human Rights Bursary, sponsored by acclaimed filmmaker and Forum board member Giselle Porteniernow has its own entry and closing dates and will be awarded by a specialized jury.  This $CDN3,000 bursary for hostile environment training is open to freelance journalists or independent documentary makers with projects focused on human rights abuses. The competition is open to people of any nationality, with no requirement for a Canadian connection. Click for further details of all our 2016 bursaries.  

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health / En-tête: Reportage et santé mentale. 
Our bilingual project on mental health reporting in Canada -- produced by journalists for journalists

Please visit our new, separate Mindset website to find out more. You can download a field guide for quick reference -- or dig into the website for more context and resources. And you can help build the project by offering reference material, suggesting a discussion group, or sending a question to a mentor. Cliquez ici pour visiter notre site en français pour plus de détails.