• Promising young journalists become latest IJB/Unifor summer interns

    The reporters were hired through the Unifor-funded internship  Two talented journalists are joining the Investigative Journalism Bureau this summer as part of an internship helping to develop the next generation of Canadian investigative reporters.  Rhythm Sachdeva and Maeve Ellis will spend four months working on public-interest investigations under the guidance of IJB staff. The pair… Read more

    Promising young journalists become latest IJB/Unifor summer interns
  • Heliograph Episode 6: “Stacked Against” out now on all streaming platforms

    In this month’s episode of Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook, IJB reporters Alina Snisarenko and Norma Hilton speak with Jacob Biba about his investigation with the Carolina Public Press, “Stacked Against.” The investigation explores how plea deals, charge stacking and consecutive sentencing can result in long prison sentences, straining the bonds of families burdened by… Read more

    Heliograph Episode 6: “Stacked Against” out now on all streaming platforms
  • They need new homes, roads and schools. But Indigenous communities across Canada ‘can’t catch up’ thanks to staggering $349B infrastructure gap

    By Wendy-Ann Clarke, Mzwandile Poncana and Robert Cribb In Cat Lake First Nation, there’s only ever enough money to build three new houses a year. For the community of 680 people northwest of Sioux Lookout, Ont., the level of federal infrastructure funding doesn’t come close to addressing the community’s long-standing struggles with housing disrepair, overcrowding… Read more

    They need new homes, roads and schools. But Indigenous communities across Canada ‘can’t catch up’ thanks to staggering $349B infrastructure gap
  • Heliograph Episode 5: “Suspended” out now featuring the IJB’s own Declan Keogh

    In this monthly install of the Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook, IJB reporters Wendy-Ann Clarke and Masih K interview one of the IJB’s own, Declan Keogh, on the bureau’s groundbreaking “Suspended” series. The series took a deep dive into a previously unexamined phenomenon of Ontarians losing their driving licences due to often unfounded medical conditions.… Read more

  • The Investigative Journalism Bureau is hiring two IJB/Unifor Summer Interns

    The Investigative Journalism Bureau is hiring two IJB/Unifor summer interns. As a real world investigative newsroom, the IJB offers a dynamic and enriching environment for aspiring journalists to gain hands-on experience and contribute to meaningful projects. These internships provide invaluable opportunities for individuals interested in honing their skills and conducting in-depth research. With guidance from… Read more

    The Investigative Journalism Bureau is hiring two IJB/Unifor Summer Interns
  • Investigative Journalism Bureau and University of Toronto Libraries release new public repository of Ontario freedom-of-information requests

    The Sunlight Project details more than 75,000 public records requests since 2014 The Investigative Journalism Bureau and University of Toronto Libraries are proud to announce the launch of the Sunlight Project — Ontario’s most comprehensive database of freedom-of-information requests made to the provincial government since 2014. Containing over 75,000 freedom-of-information requests filed to Ontario’s 28… Read more

    Investigative Journalism Bureau and University of Toronto Libraries release new public repository of Ontario freedom-of-information requests
  • Heliograph Chapter 4: Exposing data on police brutality in South Africa

    In this month’s installment of Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook, IJB reporters Wendy-Ann Clarke and Masih Khalatbari speak with South African reporter Daneel Knoetze about his award-winning investigation with Viewfinder, “Above the Law.” The investigation exposed data on killings by police and thousands of other cases of alleged corruption and police brutality.  Knoetze’s work led… Read more

  • Reporters reveal how faulty childhood cancer drugs flooded hospitals around the world

    In this month’s installation of Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook, reporters Rosa Furneaux and Laura Margottini at the Bureau of Investigative Journalism take us behind the scenes into their award-winning investigation that revealed the global spread of poor-quality childhood cancer medicines.  Listen now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and wherever else you listen to your podcasts. … Read more

  • The IJB is hiring an investigative reporter to cover First Nations issues

    Organization: The Investigative Journalism Bureau (IJB) is an impact-driven, collaborative newsroom, bringing together professional and student journalists, academics and media organizations to tell deeply reported stories in the public interest. In its three years, the IJB’s collaborative model has consistently produced ground-breaking, impactful and award-winning investigative work that has informed and enlightened millions of Canadians,… Read more

    The IJB is hiring an investigative reporter to cover First Nations issues
  • ‘Spilling the beans’ on Russian intelligence: Heliograph Episode 2 out now!

    In this month’s installation of Heliograph: The Investigative Journalism Playbook, we speak with Hannes Munzinger, the lead reporter on a Der Spiegel investigation on the leaked Vulkan files. Among the contents of the leak were emails and documents that spanned from 2016 to 2021, unveiling Vladimir Putin’s secret plans for cyber warfare.  Listen now on… Read more