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Project Pandemic: Canada Reports on COVID-19


Project Pandemic is a Canada-wide data project aimed at supporting community preparedness by sharing data among local, regional and national news organizations.

The national effort assists news organizations by providing free up-to-the-minute maps, audience engagement tools and other resources.

The project harnesses a cooperative of 13 universities and colleges and the national broadcasters Global News, CTV and APTN, along with news organizations from coast to coast, including National Observer, Regina Leader-Post, Hamilton Spectator and La Presse.

All news organizations, no matter their size or capacity, are invited to join and access these tools by submitting their information on the Project Pandemic: Canada Reports on COVID-19 reporter application form.

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A project of Concordia’s Institute for Investigative Journalism (IIJ), with the support of journalism schools nationwide, the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Esri Canada. 

Awards to date


  • Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) Award: data journalism category
  • Grand Prix Judith-Jasmin
  • Radio Television Digital News Association 2020 Network Awards: Data Storytelling
  • Atlantic Journalism Award: Enterprise Reporting
  • Emerge Media Award: Best Documentary
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award: Regina
  • Registered Nurses Association of Ontario: Daily newspaper: Best coverage


  • Michener Award for meritorious public service journalism (results forthcoming)
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA): Montreal
  • Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA): Calgary
  • Canadian Journalism Foundation (CJF) Jackman Award for Excellence in Journalism


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