NewsWise is a news literacy program to provide Canadians an understanding of the role of journalism in a healthy democracy and the tools to find and filter information online.

Why now?

More than ever, people are getting their news from online sources and social media. Access to unprecedented amounts of information means Canadians must continually sort and assess what we see.

The spread of ‘fake news’ has caused a widespread reckoning over how vulnerable our information systems are, and how our online environment has become polluted with false and low-quality information.

News literacy skills are fundamental, and living in a time of unparalleled information complexity, they are more important than ever.

NewsWise is the product of The Canadian Journalism Foundation, with the support of the Charitable Giving Fund of Tides Foundation.

Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.