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Call for Entries: 2024 Canadian Hillman Prizes for Journalism


Toronto, Ont. (Nov 14, 2023) - The Sidney Hillman Foundation is now accepting nominations for the 2024 Canadian Hillman Prizes, honouring excellence in investigative journalism in service of the common good. 

The Hillman Prizes celebrate print, digital and broadcast reporting that exposes social and economic injustice and leads to meaningful public policy change. 

For the first time, the Foundation will award three annual Hillman Prizes instead of one. The judges will consider entries in the following categories: print/digital, broadcast (tv, radio, podcast) and local/community news. 

The Canadian Hillman Prize winners will be awarded a $2,500 honorarium and a certificate at our celebration in Toronto, to be held on April 4, as well as travel to New York City to be a guest at the U.S Hillman Prize ceremony on May 7. 

Previous Canadian Hillman Prize winners include the Toronto Star, the Hamilton Spectator, The Walrus, The Globe and Mail, the Crackdown podcast, CBC’s fifth estate, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, CBC/Radio-Canada, and TVO

Since 1950, in the United States, and 2011 in Canada, the Sidney Hillman Foundation has honoured journalists, writers and public figures who pursue social justice and public policy for the common good. Sidney Hillman was the founding president of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union of America, a predecessor union of Workers United, SEIU. An architect of the New Deal, Hillman fought to build a vibrant union movement, extending beyond the shop floor to all aspects of working people’s lives. 

“As the world around us becomes more divided and dangerous, we are reminded of the importance of the truth, and the crucial role investigative journalists play in uncovering  it,” said Canadian board member Alex Dagg. “Their work holding powerful people to  account deserves to be acknowledged and supported, now more than ever, and  the Sidney Hillman Foundation is proud to do just that.” 

Eligibility: Entries must have been published or broadcast in 2023 and made widely available to a Canadian audience. Nominated material, and a cover letter explaining how the entry meets the requirements, can be submitted here. There is no fee to enter. 

January 15, 2024:    Deadline for entry 
March 19, 2024:       Winners announced 
April 4, 2024:            Winners honoured at Canadian Hillman Prize ceremony–Toronto
May 7, 2024:            Winners honoured at U.S. Hillman Prize ceremonyNew York City 

Neil Docherty - internationally acclaimed documentary maker
Garvia Bailey - arts journalist, broadcaster and producer
Bonnie Brown - documentary and news producer, CBC Radio and Television 

For entry or event questions, please contact: Alexandra Lescaze ( or 917-696-2494) 
For more information about the Hillman Prize, please visit