Attending the CAJ National Conference in Ottawa April 28-29? 

Don’t miss the Forum’s panel discussion: 
"Blindsided: Journalists and Vicarious Trauma" 
on Saturday, April 29 at 4:10 p.m. - Sheraton Hotel, Ottawa, Salon B.

Featuring: Psychiatrist Dr. Anthony Feinstein, Dave Seglins of CBC News and Mary Ann Baynton, program director of the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace. Read the details.

And watch as winners of the inaugural Mindset Awards for Workplace Mental Health are revealed at the CAJ awards gala that evening. 
For details of the finalists, follow the English or French links. #MindsetAward #LePrixEnTete

Just Released : 
Second edition with new chapter on mental health reporting in indigenous communities.

Mindset: Reporting on Mental Health / En-Tête: Reportage et Santé Mentale is the Forum's
 bilingual project on mental health reporting in Canada -- produced by journalists for journalists6,000 copies are in use in newsrooms and journalism classrooms across the country.

Please visit our 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. 

#MindsetIndigenous   #MindsetMentalHealth  #MindsetGuide

Cliquez ici pour visiter notre site en français.

The 2017 Forum Freelance Fund bursary competition has now closed. 
Watch this space for announcement of winners. 

These bursaries help freelancers who work, or may work, in dangerous situations attend hostile environment training. The annual competition is open to Canadian freelancers and foreign freelancers working abroad whose clients include Canadian media. #FFF2017 #FFFund2017

See our CNW press release or click here for further details on all our bursaries. 

Egyptian photojournalist wins the 2016 Portenier Human Rights Bursary

Eman Helal’s freelance work documents sexual harassment and attacks on Egyptian women. Her photographs and photo-essays have appeared in many international publications including The New York Times and The Guardian. She was chosen for the Portenier by an independent and international jury, from applications received from 25 countries. The bursary has allowed her to take hostile environment training from one of the Forum’s approved course providers. 

The Portenier Human Rights Bursary competition is sponsored by internationally acclaimed filmmaker and Forum board member Giselle Portenier. This $CDN3,000 bursary for hostile environment training is open to freelance journalists or independent filmmakers with projects focused on major human rights abuses. The competition is open to a person of any nationality, with no requirement for a connection to Canadian media. 

Click here for details on the competition #PortenierBursary