The Pointer acknowledges the Government of Canada as a funding partner for our four Local Journalism Initiative reporters, who are paid directly using funds provided by the government. The federal government provides a one-time grant for these 12-month positions, which The Pointer created in 2023. The LJI initiative launched by the government supports its commitment to local journalism across the country.
The Pointer also acknowledges the Government of Canada as a funder through its Canada Periodical Fund-Aid to Publishers grant. The one-time grant was received in 2023 to help provide support for the current year.