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Mindset Award 2018

And now there are two! The Forum has announced separate Mindset and 
En-Tête awards for reporting on mental health in the workplace - each with a prize of $1,000. 

There will now be parallel competitions in English and French with separate juries. The English award for 2018 will be presented at the CAJ national conference gala in Winnipeg on May 4 2019. 


The French equivalent will be presented at a new FPJQ awards gala in Montreal on May 5 2019.


Applications for both will open on January 21 2019 and close on February 15. Work must have been published or broadcast for the first time in Canada in 2018. 


Each $1,000 prize is for work first published in Canada in 2018 in any medium in the designated language. Applications may be made by media organizations or by individual journalists. There is no entry fee. 



The awards are intended to encourage bold acts of journalism in the public interest - stories that are incisive or investigative. They are sponsored by the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.

The rules define “work” and “workplace” broadly, to capture volunteer as well as paid work and include the wide variety of places in which work is carried. Studying or attending courses, however, is not included.

The independent juries may each choose to award an additional runner-up prize of $250 each.

Application forms will be provided via a link on the rules page from January 21

Permissible number of entriesIndividuals may enter once. Media organizations may enter up to 4 times (NEW).  

Application fee: None.


Sponsored by: Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace.  


For more: Read our 2018 launch media release or download our digital poster.


Lire en français : Le prix En-Tête pour le reportage en santé mentale au travail


Mindset, and its French counterpart En-Tête, are funded in part by the Mental Health Commission of Canada, using a grant from Health Canada, and supported by CBC News. The Canadian Journalism Forum on Violence and Trauma is solely responsible for the guides’ content. 

Read about last year’s winners