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Funding Journalism, Strengthening Communities


Canadian philanthropy has not traditionally viewed journalism as a funding priority. However, over the past decade, a small but growing number of foundations have started supporting journalism. This year, Inspirit will co-develop resources that explore journalism philanthropy in Canada. We will share practical tools that are based on our experience over the past five years … Continued

Reimagining Community-Led Journalism


What enables a healthy news and information ecosystem? This is a question we often ask ourselves. Inspirit supports several fledgling journalism organizations that address gaps in how their community is covered.  InsideWaterloo, La Converse, IndigiNews, The Local, Peterborough Currents, and The Green Line are part of a new wave of local online news organizations that … Continued

Women in View Releases 2021 On Screen Report


Women in View has announced the release of the 6th On Screen Report, a report that documents women’s employment in Canada’s publicly funded screen-based media from 2018 to 2019.  The report finds that women, especially Black women, Indigenous women and Women of Colour, remain significantly under-employed in Canada’s film and television productions.  A key finding from the … Continued