🍁 Canadian Independent Media

Continually updated list of independent Canadian professional, digital-first news outlets.

    Blacklock‘s Reporter

    Blacklock’s Reporter covers news you won’t find anywhere else: bills and regulations; reports and committees; Federal Court and public accounts. We’re the only reporter-owned and operated newsroom in Ottawa that finds the facts needed by business, labour and associations.

    The Breach

    The Breach is an independent media outlet in Canada that produces critical journalism to help map a just, viable future. We publish investigations, analysis and videos about the crises of racism, inequality, colonialism, and climate breakdown, while providing a platform for voices you won’t often find in establishment media.

    The Breaker

    theBreaker is your source for news, opinion and analysis about British Columbia issues and institutions. It is a vehicle to stop secrecy, unravel the spin and enable citizens to better scrutinize those who hold power and influence on the west coast of Canada and beyond.

    The Bureau

    Sam Cooper is an award-winning investigative journalist and best-selling author, who has presented his anti-corruption findings to Canadian law enforcement agencies, officials in the Pentagon, financial and legal professionals, and academics. Cooper graduated with a degree in history, philosophy and English from the University of Toronto and a certificate in Journalism from Langara College, before reporting for The Province and Vancouver Sun in British Columbia, and Global News in Ottawa. He has won a number of awards for narrative reporting and his first-book, Wilful Blindness, debuted as a #1-seller on Amazon, in Canada.


    canadaland is a news site and podcast network funded by our audience. Our primary focus is on Canadian media, news, current affairs, and politics.

    Canadian Affairs

    Canadian Affairs’ mission is to publish high-quality reported journalism on under-covered topics that matter to the lives and livelihoods of Canadian professionals and families.

    Cape Breton Spectator

    An independent news source for Cape Breton Island.

    Capital Daily

    In-depth reporting and long-form journalism from Victoria

    The Coast

    The Coast has had a clear mission: to cover Halifax better than any other media organization on the planet.

    Cold Tea Collective

    Discover the latest stories on North American Asian millennials in just three minutes.

    La Converse

    La Converse est un nouveau média d’actualités numériques. Nous croyons en un journalisme de dialogue qui rejoint vos préoccupations. À travers nos infolettres hebdomadaires, nous souhaitons remplir les zones d’ombre de l’actualité.

    The Discourse

    The Discourse is a digital news media company based in Vancouver B.C. We provide community-powered journalism to underserved communities. We currently operate digital media serving the Cowichan Valley, southern Alberta, Francophone Quebec and Indigenous communities in the Okanagan Valley and Vancouver Island.


    Our job is to cover Northeast B.C. and the communities we call home, including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hudson’s Hope, Taylor, Charlie Lake, Chetwynd, Pouce Coupe, Fort Nelson, Tumbler Ridge and the rest of the B.C. Peace.

    The Flatlander

    The Flatlander untangles complex issues impacting Saskatchewan and Manitoba. It tells the stories of Prairie people and explores the communities and land we call home.

    Fraser Valley Current

    Plug in to the news that matters in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Mission, and the rest of the Fraser Valley.

    Fredericton Independent

    The Fredericton Independent is an online newsletter delving into current events in Fredericton, New Brunswick, and surrounding communities. This is the work of one journalist – Don MacPherson – with more than two decades specializing in court and crime reporting, so the newsletter will focus a great deal on such matters, but not exclusively.

    The Green Line

    The Green Line is a local news outlet that investigates the way we live to help young Torontonians survive and thrive in a rapidly changing city. Together, let’s breathe new life into Toronto’s conversations so we can build a livable city for all.

    Hakai Magazine

    Hakai Magazine explores science, society, and the environment from a coastal perspective.

    Halifax Examiner

    The Halifax Examiner was founded by investigative reporter Tim Bousquet.

    The Hoser

    The Hoser, published in the Greater Toronto Area, will publish content that will analyze systemic issues and give voice to people who are directly affected by these issues who aren’t normally interviewed in mainstream news media.

    The Independent

    The Independent is a digital periodical with deep roots in Newfoundland and Labrador. We’re committed to telling stories and publishing commentary inspired and written by the people of Newfoundland and Labrador for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador.

    Indigenous Watchdog

    Indigenous Watchdog is dedicated to monitoring and reporting on how reconciliation is advancing on the critical issues that are impacting the Indigenous world – including the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. Our mission is to raise awareness on Indigenous issues and help “Close the Gap” on socio-economic outcomes separating the indigenous world from the rest of Canada.


    At IndigiNews we’re committed to listening to the communities we serve and making sure their stories are heard, understood and respected.

    Investigative Journalism Foundation

    The Investigative Journalism Foundation is a nonprofit newsroom focused on public interest journalism. We are a new kind of media outlet, built around databases on who donates to politicians across Canada, who lobbies them, and how the government spends your money.


    We are Kingston’s online go-to source for local news, events, arts and culture, food, people and creativity.

    Kingsville Times

    News from Canada’s Southernmost town, the Kingsville Times is updated daily Monday to Friday and breaking news on weekends.

    Ku'ku'kwes News

    Kukukwes.com is the only independent news website that covers Indigenous news in Atlantic Canada.

    The Line

    We are a collection of Canadian newspaper and magazine writers creating an outlet for engaging, irreverent writing. We’re not culture warriors. We’re not partisan. But we are tired of institutional cultures enforcing a state of stifling conformity.

    Livewire Calgary

    We’re telling stories Calgary cares about. No, the ones they REALLY care about. And we’re going to do it in a way that’s fair and agenda-free.

    The Logic

    In-depth reporting on the innovation economy

    The Maple

    The morning email that brings you up to speed on the top stories in Canadian politics, with progressive analysis of the news and ideas driving the day.

    The Narwhal

    Our team of investigative journalists dives deep to tell stories about Canada’s natural world you can’t find anywhere else.

    National Observer

    Observer Media Group has led the digital re-invention of Canadian media, driven the national conversation on energy and climate change, and made history as the first all-digital publication to win a National Newspaper Award and a Michener Award citation.

    New West Anchor

    Local news, local events, local everything. A twice weekly newsletter made for New West by New West.

    The Niagara Independent

    Your source for news, politics, business, and commentary in Niagara and beyond.

    The Ottawan

    We’re creating a new media for Ottawa – one that is not beholden to any one and free to cover what we like, and to cover what really matters to the people that live here.


    Passage offers left-wing perspectives on politics, economics, and culture from Canadian writers and thinkers.

    Peterborough Currents

    We are Peterborough Currents – a growing news outlet providing Peterborough with the high-quality local news our community deserves.

    The Post Millennial

    Founded in 2017, The Post Millennial has become one of Canada’s fastest growing news organizations and one of the largest conservative news outlets in the world.

    Press Progress

    Our journalism digs deeper into important issues that often go unreported by big corporate media outlets – we hold Canada’s rich and powerful accountable, expose unfair and unhealthy working conditions, and shine a light on hate and bigotry.

    The Resolve

    Independent Canadian journalism centring, elevating and celebrating Black, Indigenous and POC voices and stories.


    Ricochet is an audacious response to a difficult context. Independent, dedicated to investigative journalism and incisive opinion, Ricochet seeks to illuminate the cultural and political diversity within Canada.

    The Rover

    An interactive reporting project led by award-winning journalist Christopher Curtis in collaboration with Ricochet Media. Like all good journalism, this email list will anger the government.

    The Sprawl

    Independent Alberta journalism that goes beyond the daily news grind.

    Sun Peaks Independent News

    Sun Peaks Independent News is celebrating over 15 years as the community’s only local news source featuring the people, events and issues in B.C.’s fastest growing municipality. Our mission is to share stories and information to help the resort community of Sun Peaks flourish.

    Taproot Edmonton

    Taproot Edmonton is a source of curiosity-driven stories about our city, cultivated by the community. We are building a new way to do local journalism and a new way to fund it, because the business model that used to support local journalism is broken. We want to replace what is being lost with something that is sustainable and responsive to the community we serve.

    Tri-Cities Dispatch

    The Tri-Cities Dispatch is a local media non-profit covering the Tri-Cities area of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Our mission is to provide residents of the Tri-Cities area with the news and information they need to stay in touch with their community, along with quality original reporting and journalism.

    The Trillium

    The Trillium is your trusted source for accurate and insightful in-depth coverage and analysis of politics and policy-making in Ontario.

    True North

    True North is a Canadian digital media platform with a conservative editorial position. Through our journalism, we seek to provide Canadians with fair, accurate, truthful and fact-based news reports, analysis, investigative reports, podcasts, interviews and documentaries.

    The Tyee

    We’re an independent, online news magazine from B.C. founded in 2003.

    Western Standard

    The Western Standard is an independent source of news and commentary, fighting for a strong and free Western Canada, committed to the truth even when it hurts, and forever pledged to refuse government funding.

    The Westshore

    We’re bringing independent, local-first, in-depth reporting to serve you and our community.

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    The Wren

    The Wren delivers in-depth journalism by and for the people of Kamloops (Tk’emlúps). As an independent community-driven outlet, we collaborate with people like you, who care about the future of our community, to deliver news that empowers, informs and uplifts.

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