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OTTAWA, ON – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) is thrilled to announce the launch of our January 2021 Mentorship Program.
Some of the best journalists working in radio, television, digital, and print publications across the country have stepped up to donate their time to mentor early-career CAJ members. This January program follows a pilot project the CAJ ran in September which saw 122 applicants for 16 mentors.
“There was an overwhelming demand for the CAJ’s first mentorship program last autumn so we’ve decided to make this a permanent part of our professional development offerings,” said CAJ President Brent Jolly. “The COVID pandemic has allowed us to refocus our efforts on more personal, and bespoke, training opportunities.”
“The CAJ is proud to reveal an incredible roster of renowned mentors that also reflects the diversity of Canada.”
Indeed, half of the mentors for this mentorship round are women and half are journalists of colour. This January’s roster of mentors includes:
In addition to this round, the CAJ will be running its mentorship program, again, in May and September 2021. Applicants need to be current CAJ members. Not already a CAJ member? We can fix that.
The deadline for applications is 5:00 pm ET on Friday February 12. For full details on the program, including mentor bios and the application form, please see here.
Successful applicants will meet with a mentor for one hour per week for the duration of the six week program.
The Canadian Association of Journalists is a professional organization with more than 800 members across Canada. The CAJ’s primary roles are public-interest advocacy work and professional development for its members.
For further information: Brent Jolly, CAJ president, 289-387-3179, [email protected]