What We Do
NewCanadianMedia.ca is Canada’s premier web site dedicated to news and views about the one-fifth of Canadians who are immigrants. You’ll find original journalism from an immigrant perspective along with content produced by our partners in Canada’s ethnic media. Our content provides fresh insights into developments in politics and society, enhancing your understanding of our diverse world.
NCM is a member-based non-profit that exists to showcase immigrant journalism and amplify the work of journalists from various immigrant/ethnic backgrounds. Immigrants are among Canada’s marginalized communities, meaning that their views are not adequately reflected in public discourse, including through the media.
NCM has tapped into a deep reservoir of immigrant journalism talent – an untapped resource that counts over 220 individual participants (“NCM Collective”) as of March 2017. NCM has also pioneered a national effort to raise professional standards through in-person training and mentoring under its educational mandate, making NCM arguably the most representative media organization in Canada. An NCM audience profile survey conducted by Ekos Research Associates in 2016 showed that NCM’s readership was evenly split between Canadian-born and foreign-born readers and represents a wide diversity of Canada’s ethnic make-up.
Our mission is to engage all immigrant communities and ensure they are a vital part of Canada’s national conversation. We are proudly pioneering a new pan-Canadian form of immigrant journalism in tune with the country’s changing demographics, while building bridges between its various solitudes. Our perspective is always Canadian, covering international, national, provincial, local and hyper-local issues that resonate within immigrant communities.
NCM is committed to exploring all forms of media art and storytelling, including multimedia, social media, narrative non-fiction and other innovative channels that capture the rich and varied lived experience of newcomers to Canada.
How We Do It
NewCanadianMedia.ca works with immigrant and non-immigrant journalists to produce original news coverage to a professional standard. We also aggregate content in English from ethnic media publishers while striving for a balance in our coverage of all immigrant communities. We will soon launch a subscription service to provide exclusive content to mainstream and ethnic media organizations.
Whether you’ve just arrived in Canada or you are a third-generation immigrant, if you want to contribute to the conversation, you’re welcome here.
NCM competes with other media for readers and advertising and pursues revenue from diverse sources to cover its operating costs. We currently receive income from director-provided capital, advertising and government grants.
We graciously acknowledge the contribution of the Canadian Heritage Department ($25,000) towards web development, content generation and outreach activities, and the Inter-Action Multiculturalism Program ($175,000) towards developing a syndication service, building a virtual newsroom and launching a training/mentoring program for ethno-cultural journalists. We receive these funds on the understanding that New Canadian Media retains complete control over the selection and presentation of editorial content.
New Canadian Media is a registered non-profit corporation with an educational mandate. We are dedicated to giving new Canadian journalists a platform to develop their skills, so training and mentoring play a large part in our strategy. We also plan to advance journalism education by sponsoring and participating in public debates, leadership seminars, speakers’ series, workshops and internships.
How You Can Get Involved
New Canadian Media welcomes new voices and new perspectives. To submit story ideas, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NewCanadianMedia.ca adheres to the highest values of journalism and content sourcing.
- We will always prominently identify the source of articles.
- We will always link to the original source of the article, if available online.
- While summarizing content from elsewhere, we will reproduce only those portions of the headline or article necessary to make its point or identify the story.
- When necessary and possible, we will provide context or commentary for the material used.