At the World Press Freedom Day luncheon in Ottawa, an annual event since 1998, awards are presented to Canadian media workers who have made significant contributions to the cause. The winner, picked by a prestigious jury of current and former journalists, receives a $1,000 prize.
2017: Patrick Lagacé, La Presse, and Paul Dornstauder, Geoff Leo, CBC Saskatchewan
2017 Hon. Mention: Paula Simons, Edmonton Journal
2016: Ben Makuch, VICE News
2016 Hon. Mention: Josée Dupuis, Emmanuel Marchand, Radio-Canada; Linda Gyulai, Montreal Gazette