Strengthening Media in Canada through a Rights-Based Solutions Approach

Strengthening Media in Canada through a Rights-Based Solutions Approach is JHR’s first national Canadian program.

This program is being delivered in partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network with funding from the McConnell Family Foundation. The program brings together solutions journalism training, which is evidence-based reporting about responses to social problems, and human rights journalism training to Canadian journalists for the first time.

The program will introduce and help sustain solutions journalism and human rights journalism approaches in Canada, with the end goals of creating more public support for and engagement with journalism, increased revenue for endangered news organizations, increased trust in Canadian institutions and increased interpersonal trust.

Renforcer les médias au Canada par une approche de solutions basée sur les droits est le premier programme national canadien de JHR.

Ce programme est mis en œuvre en partenariat avec le Réseau de journalisme de solutions, grâce au financement de la Fondation de la famille McConnell. Le programme réunit pour la première fois une formation en journalisme de solutions, qui consiste en des reportages fondés sur des preuves concernant les réponses aux problèmes sociaux, et une formation en journalisme des droits de l’homme pour les journalistes canadiens.


Le programme introduira et aidera à soutenir les approches du journalisme de solutions et du journalisme des droits de l’homme au Canada, avec pour objectifs finaux de créer un plus grand soutien et un plus grand engagement du public envers le journalisme, une augmentation des revenus pour les organismes de presse en danger, une plus grande confiance dans les institutions canadiennes et une plus grande confiance interpersonnelle.


JHR offers online training in solutions journalism and human rights reporting to news organizations and individual journalists. To schedule a training or request more information please contact us here.


The second year of the Indigenous Media Collaborative is underway, and we are so excited to welcome Katłįà (Catherine) Lafferty, Matteo Cimellaro, Dannielle Morrisseau, Odette Auger, and Jenessa Joy Klukas to this program. 

Collaborative members will report on climate change and environment stories from a solutions journalism perspective, and will explore a variety of responses to the multifaceted and complex issue of climate crisis. 

Events / Webinars

JHR holds public webinars, events and training sessions on solutions journalism and human rights journalism. Follow us here for more information.


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