Application for the Emergency Support Fund for Canadian Journalists

The Emergency Fund for Canadian Journalists has been established for its working journalist members in times of crisis. A free press in Canada means journalists should be able to report without fear of physical or verbal assault, intimidation, or any other form of persecution.

Thanks to the generous support of the Inspirit Foundation, the CAJ is able to provide micro-grants up to $500 for acute supports needed to cover short-term expenses related to threats and crises caused by one’s work as a journalist. The funding is not intended to provide long-term solutions and, in addition to applying for this acute source of financial support, the CAJ encourages any potential applicants to also seek out long-term measures to aid with the on-going issue.

Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis and will prioritize those from marginalized communities and those whose financial means limit them from seeking out other supports.

For more information about the program and the supports offered, please review the full details on our website.

For any questions about the Fund, please email our Operations Manager, Monique Durette, at monique.durette@caj.ca. As a "best practice," emails should never contain highly sensitive information, therefore please refrain from including such details in any email sent to our Operations Manager. Sensitive data should only be included directly in the application.
 
PRIVACY DISCLAIMER:
To assess your application for the Emergency Support Fund and to process successful applications, CAJ will collect the following types of personal information from you:
  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Employment details
  • Social media profile names
  • Reason for seeking emergency support
  • Financial information related to requested supports
  • Information about your health and wellness benefits
  • Reference contact information
The information collected through this form will be used by CAJ solely for the purposes of assessing and processing applications. Only CAJ employees and board members with a need to review the information for these purposes will have access to the information. CAJ will only share this information with third parties with your express consent or where required by law. CAJ will retain this information securely using appropriate physical, technical, and organizational safeguards and only for as long as is necessary for these purposes or as required by law, after which the information will be securely destroyed. If you have any questions about our privacy practices, or would like to make a request to access or correct your personal information, or to withdraw your consent, please contact our Operations Manager, Monique Durette, at monique.durette@caj.ca.

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* Your information

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* Please provide the social media handles that you use:

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* Can you please describe the reason you are seeking emergency support?

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* Can you please provide us with a description of the event(s) that led to your emergency situation?

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* What supports do you feel are needed to help you with your emergency situation? Please be as specific as possible, including exact amounts (where possible) you are needing for each type of support and what they will be used to pay for.

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* Other health and wellness benefits:

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* Please provide one reference that can confirm your current situation. Please include their full name, contact details and your relationship with them:

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* Please note that all the information you provide through this form will be kept completely confidential and secure, and only those evaluating the application will have access to it. How would you like us to contact you about your application?

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