Our Mission

J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada seeks to advance and promote the value of journalism at home and abroad through journalism education, scholarship and best practices in Canada and around the world.

To this end we do the following:

  • support communication and joint activities among Canadian journalism education programs; 
  • publish J-Source, an online hub for classroom resources, academic research and Canadian journalism news; 
  • provide a link to the work of the WJEC and professional journalism organizations. 

To promote the study, practice and reflection of journalism education in Canada and – through the WJEC – beyond.

J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada was established to:

  • Strengthen common purpose of Canadian journalism programs in providing quality education at the college and university level for future generations of Canadian journalists;
  • Participate as an active member of the World Journalism Education Council (WJEC) via J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada
  • Operate as the official publishing body responsible for J-Source, with funding tied to J-Schools Canada/Écoles-J Canada annual membership fees for Canadian college and university journalism
  • Provide support for the Journalism Interest Group of the CCA.