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Mindset Award 2019

Applications now closed.

Applications for the 2019 Mindset Award for Workplace Mental Health Reporting closed on February 14, 2020. 

Since 2018 the Forum has offered separate Mindset and En-Tête awards for reporting on mental health in the workplace - each with a prize of $1,000. The parallel competitions have separate juries.The English award for 2019 will be presented at the CAJ national conference awards gala in  Montreal on May 30 2020.

The French equivalent will be presented at the FPJQ awards gala in Montreal on May 2 2020.

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 Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, complements of Canada Life (formerly the Great-West Life Centre for Mental Health in the Workplace) which serves as a source for journalists working on stories on the topic.

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 form is available via a link on the rules page


Permissible number of entriesIndividuals may enter once. Media organizations may make up to 4 entries.

Application fee: None.


Sponsored by: Workplace Strategies for Mental Health, compliments of Canada Life.


For more: Read our 2019 launch media release with digital poster. 


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