Investigative Journalism Foundation

Strengthening democracy through public interest journalism.


The Investigative Journalism Foundation is a nonprofit newsroom focused on public interest journalism. We are a new kind of media outlet, built around databases on who donates to politicians across Canada, who lobbies them, and how the government spends your money.

About our journalism

As a nonprofit, nonpartisan media outlet, our primary purpose is to serve the public. We do this by publishing in-depth investigative journalism that speaks truth to power. Our databases are also used by other journalists, academics, policymakers and individuals seeking to increase transparency and strengthen Canadian democracy.

We believe in a collaborative model and are proud to partner with other media outlets, post-secondary institutions, and other organizations to ensure our journalism has as wide a reach as possible. We are supported by individuals who believe in the importance of public interest journalism.


Toronto, ON, Canada



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