Defends freedom of the press

World Press Freedom Canada monitors press freedom issues nationally and globally.


Our mission is to advocate for freedom of expression which culminates in an annual event to celebrate World Press Freedom Day.


Through our activities, vigilance and relationships with like-minded organizations, our board of directors and supporters:


  • Raise public awareness for the right of free expression

  • Identify violations

  • Pro-actively defend freedom of the press

Canadian leaders mark World Press Freedom Day 2020

November 17, 2020

Half the Story is Never Enough: Threats Facing Women Journalists

This November 17, the Canadian Commission for UNESCO (CCUNESCO), World Press Freedom Canada and Journalists for Human Rights are proud to launch a unique collection of papers written by women…
August 24, 2020

Growing Threats to Media Freedom. Democracy Under Assault.

RECORDED WEBINAR: from September 15, 2020 10:30 am (ET)   Hosted by:  Press Freedom Canada. The Canadian Commission for UNESCO is partnering with us for the event, which is sponsored…
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POSTPONED - World Press Freedom Day in Ottawa

World Press Freedom Canada holds an annual luncheon to mark UNESCO’s World Press Freedom Day and honour award-winning journalists. The event was scheduled for May 5, but has been postponed until the fall due to COVID-19.