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Our $600,000 commitment to reskill Indigenous job seekers for new careers in technology





Research shows there’s a significant skills and education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Canada, particularly when it comes to connectivity, graduation rates and digital literacy. And the economic impact of the pandemic has increased this divide, disproportionately impacting the employment rates of Indigenous populations. As Canada rebuilds post COVID-19, we have an opportunity to build back a more inclusive and resilient economy. 



That’s why today, Google Canada announced a $600,000 commitment to provide free digital skills training to Indigenous job seekers across Canada. The support includes a $500,000 Google.org grant towards ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT training program, an additional $100,000 in funding to support Indspire with their education and job training programs and an allocation of Google Career Certificate scholarships for Indigenous job seekers. 



ComIT’s Recoding Futures program was created last year with the support of Google.org to provide IT training to Indigenous learners across Canada. In the first year of the Recoding Futures program, we saw overwhelming interest, with over 800 applicants, double than what was expected. Our additional support of the program moving forwards will allow ComIT to expand the program and accommodate as many applicants as possible. The program runs virtually and covers topics like Design Thinking, HTML, CSS, Javascript .NET, Python, React and Node. 



Google Canada’s $100,000 commitment to Indspire will support their existing job training programs, and we will also provide an allocation of dedicated Google Career Certificate scholarships for Indigenous job seekers. The scholarships can be used towards Google Career Certificate courses, which are delivered through NPower Canada and equips learners with theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful in an entry-level technology job. 



Applications are now open for ComIT’s Recoding Futures program. Interested applicants can visit ComIT.org to register. 



For more information on Google Career Certificates visit g.co/certificates-canada. To find out more on scholarships available, visit Indspire’s website



Today’s support is in addition to Google Canada’s $2 million commitment to reskill job seekers for new careers in technology in under six months, announced earlier this year. We look forward to working alongside ComIT and Indspire to help bridge the longstanding digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, increase free access to digital skills education and support economic growth within Indigenous communities. 


Our $600,000 commitment to reskill Indigenous job seekers for new careers in technology





Research shows there’s a significant skills and education gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous populations in Canada, particularly when it comes to connectivity, graduation rates and digital literacy. And the economic impact of the pandemic has increased this divide, disproportionately impacting the employment rates of Indigenous populations. As Canada rebuilds post COVID-19, we have an opportunity to build back a more inclusive and resilient economy. 



That’s why today, Google Canada announced a $600,000 commitment to provide free digital skills training to Indigenous job seekers across Canada. The support includes a $500,000 Google.org grant towards ComIT’s Recoding Futures IT training program, an additional $100,000 in funding to support Indspire with their education and job training programs and an allocation of Google Career Certificate scholarships for Indigenous job seekers. 



ComIT’s Recoding Futures program was created last year with the support of Google.org to provide IT training to Indigenous learners across Canada. In the first year of the Recoding Futures program, we saw overwhelming interest, with over 800 applicants, double than what was expected. Our additional support of the program moving forwards will allow ComIT to expand the program and accommodate as many applicants as possible. The program runs virtually and covers topics like Design Thinking, HTML, CSS, Javascript .NET, Python, React and Node. 



Google Canada’s $100,000 commitment to Indspire will support their existing job training programs, and we will also provide an allocation of dedicated Google Career Certificate scholarships for Indigenous job seekers. The scholarships can be used towards Google Career Certificate courses, which are delivered through NPower Canada and equips learners with theoretical and practical knowledge to be successful in an entry-level technology job. 



Applications are now open for ComIT’s Recoding Futures program. Interested applicants can visit ComIT.org to register. 



For more information on Google Career Certificates visit g.co/certificates-canada. To find out more on scholarships available, visit Indspire’s website



Today’s support is in addition to Google Canada’s $2 million commitment to reskill job seekers for new careers in technology in under six months, announced earlier this year. We look forward to working alongside ComIT and Indspire to help bridge the longstanding digital divide between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, increase free access to digital skills education and support economic growth within Indigenous communities. 


You Can’t Stop The Beat – Apple Music now available on Nest Devices in Canada

We’ve got the music covered for your next holiday party! As of today, you can now ask Google Assistant on Google Nest and other Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays to play your favorites on Apple Music in Canada. 

Apple Music subscribers can search and play songs, albums and playlists just by using their voice. Not sure what you want to listen to? You can also use your Google Assistant to play music by genre, mood or activity. 

To set up Apple Music on your device, first link your Apple Music account in the Google Home app. After it is set up, you can easily queue up your favorite playlist, artist, or any of the award-winning Apple Music Radio stations live streaming today’s hits, classics, and country to play over your connected device. 

Users also have the ability to set Apple Music as your default music streaming service in the Google Home App for a seamless integration and playback experience. 

With Apple Music now available on Nest devices such as Nest Mini, Nest Audio, Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, Apple Music subscribers now have more choices when it comes to where they can utilize their Apple Music service. 

Australia, Canada, India, S. Korea and Mexico are the latest regions to offer Apple Music on compatible devices. Last year, Apple Music began rolling out on Nest and other Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays in the US, UK, France, Germany and Japan.

A look back at Canada’s #YearInSearch: 2021

In 2021, Canadians searched for how to recover, and ways to come back stronger.

We searched for “COVID vaccine near me”, “vaccine passport” and “What percentage of Canada is vaccinated?”. We looked inward and tried to better understand Canada’s history when we searched for Residential schools, and asked “Why were they created?”. We were engaged voters, searching for “Federal Election” and “How to register to vote in Canada”. And from local to global, Canadians searched for ongoing current events to find information and answers.

Canada’s 2021 Year in Search:





Top Searches in Sports

With the return of live sporting events in 2021, it’s no surprise that top searches were for NBA and NHL. We found ways to re-connect through games, as we searched and celebrated Canadian athletes like Leylah Fernandez, Andre De Grasse, Penny Oleksiak, and so many other local heroes.
Top Searches in Entertainment

Like last year, people continued to search for ways to stay connected and entertained at home. The South Korean success, Squid Game, was the most searched TV show, while also appearing on several other lists this year. Canadians also came out in full force to search and support Simu Liu as this year’s superhero in Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.



This December also marks 20 years of Google in Canada. We took a look back at the top searches over 20 years, and found that the most searched topic in Canada is, well, Canada. While on the surface this is pretty funny, there is something very special about a country in search of itself. We searched “What it means to be Canadian,” “How to immigrate to Canada,” and “What native land am I on?” Canadians continue to question, research and understand how we can be the best version of ourselves. Looking back, we at Google are so proud to be a small part of the lives of Canadians - businesses that come to the platform to grow their business, new Canadians that use Translate for day-to-day interactions, or parents trying to understand what their kids mean when they keep saying “YOLO”.

As Canadians continue to find ways to heal, to connect, and to build back stronger, search on. 
Explore more of the 2021 Canadian trending lists here.
Hibaq Ali and Alexandra Klein, Google Canada



Google, MLSE and the NBA extend partnership through to 2026

Here at Google, we believe progress happens through the power of the ‘we’, not the ‘I’. That’s why we create truly open and helpful products that bring people together, while partnering with organizations that share this same vision. 

With that in mind, we’re thrilled to announce our partnership with Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) and the NBA to make Google Pixel the official smartphone of the Toronto Raptors, Toronto Maple Leafs, and the NBA for the next five seasons. 

This partnership will leverage the strengths of MLSE’s full ecosystem of sports brands, including the Raptors, Maple Leafs, Toronto FC and Argos, reaching millions of fans across Canada. 

The beginnings of this partnership date back to October 2017, when we collaborated with the Raptors for the launch of Google Home. As part of this deal, Google Nest will remain the official smart home technology partner of both MLSE and the NBA through to the 2025-2026 season, and Chromebook will become the official laptop of the Raptors, Leafs, TFC and Argos. 


Why is this important? The answer is simple. Having an open ecosystem of accessible and friendly smartphones, home computing, powered by Google software and connected objects helps Canadians reach their goals while staying connected. 

We think human progress, big and small, can only happen when technology speaks to everybody, for everybody, in the most inclusive, open, friendly and human way. This aligns with MLSE’s commitment to establish partnerships with organizations and co-create purpose-driven programs. 

This partnership will further showcase the innovation and helpfulness that Google hardware and products bring through a series of advertisements, entertaining content and fresh activations featuring exciting sports talent from our own backyard. 

This is bold and changemaking, just like our culture and our communities. Together, we’re better - and we can’t wait to share more in the coming months.

Google Maps holiday trends worth mulling over

Now that we’re in the final stretch of the year, we can’t help but get excited for the holidays! And this holiday season, many of us are feeling more comfortable traveling to see loved ones, shopping in person, getting our hair done, dining out and hitting the town. 


As we continue to navigate through this continuously evolving new normal, we took a look at Google Maps trends in Canada to determine the busiest times to visit popular places like malls, airports and hair salons, along with transportation and shopping trends for when you get to your destination. We also looked at the top cultural attractions to help you make your list, check it twice and get through the holiday season safely, efficiently and joyfully. 


Crowded spaces not your thing? 

Maps can help you skip the line. Whether you’re stocking up for an upcoming feast or refilling your hand sanitizer supply, no one likes waiting in line. Using Google Maps data, we’ve compiled the best and worst times to visit the grocery store, based on the live busyness information in Google Maps: 



Last year we saw popular gift stores like Toys R’ Us, LCBO, SAQ and Indigo get a lot of attention in December, with Maps searches for these places almost doubling when compared to the previous month. If you leave your shopping to the last minute and missed online shipping cut-off dates, here are the best and worst times to fill your sleigh at shopping centres and department stores, according to Google Maps data: 




Some Canadians are still travelling for work, others are counting down the days to buckle up and take to the skies to either reunite with family or to escape to a snowy or sunny destination. If travel is in your future, take a look at these least busy airport times: 


New feature helps you navigate malls, airports and transit stations in a snap 🏃 

There’s nothing quite like running through the mall in search of a last-minute gift or dashing across the airport to catch your flight. To help you find your way around large buildings fast, we’re launching the Directory tab globally on Android and iOS for all airports, malls and transit stations around the world. This new feature allows you to quickly locate stores inside a large shopping mall or find amenities in airports like lounges, car rentals and parking lots. For each of these categories, you can see additional helpful information, including opening hours or business reviews. 




Let someone else do the dishes 

Planning to take advantage of your time off to dine out on the town? Are you due for a romantic tête à tête or a catch up with friends? We’ve got you covered, here are the busiest times for restaurants: 



Maybe you’re considering changing things up this year by foregoing the entire holiday cooking stress? According to Google Maps data from last year, on Christmas Eve, Chinese food was the most popular cuisine that Canadians turned to on Google Maps. On New Year's Eve and New Year's Day, Japanese food is the top searched cuisine in Maps. 


Sugar and spice and everything nice 

With all that holiday hustle and bustle, make sure you take the time to treat yourself! According to Google Maps searches, people look for nail salons more than three times as much as they search for gyms in December. If you’re looking to get pampered at the salon, consider making your appointment at a less busy time: 


Holiday Activities Not exactly pine-ing to see a big tree? No problem. Here are 10 of the most popular cultural attractions across Canada, according to your reviews in Google Maps: 

The Orpheum, Vancouver 
Winspear Centre, Edmonton 
Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton 

Regardless of how you plan to plan and celebrate the season, we hope you do so safely with a little holiday help from Google Maps. 

Canadian Actor Simu Liu named ambassador for Google Pixel 6

Liu working on ad and social media projects to promote Google’s flagship smartphone 




Google Canada has recruited film and TV star Simu Liu to act as the spokesperson for their latest smartphones, the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro

Liu, fresh off his star-making role playing superhero Shang-Chi in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Shang-Chi and The Legend of The Ten Rings, will now collaborate with Google to create content for Canadian audiences that celebrates the latest generation of Pixel smartphones, which launched in Canada on October 28. In the same way that Simu has helped spearhead conversations about representation in film and TV, Simu’s vision seamlessly lines up with Google’s values of helpfulness and inclusivity. Liu will now shoot a series of digital ad and social media spots that contextualize some of the new phones’ most interesting features in a style that puts Simu’s personality front and centre. 

“In my industry, everyone tends to gravitate towards one way of communicating. But I think it’s time for me to make a change and shake things up with Google.” says Liu. “I’ve been trying out the Pixel 6 Pro for a couple weeks now, and I’m excited to share my thoughts on Pixel with the world.” 

Born in China before moving to Canada at the age of five, Liu first gained acclaim on the CBC comedy series Kim’s Convenience. In both his acting career and personal life, Liu has broken barriers around Asian representation, serving as a champion for his community. Google Canada has identified Simu’s important role in the space of representation, making him a perfect fit for the Pixel 6. 

“Simu Liu has captured the hearts of Canadians with his inspirational story and newfound stardom, and we’re excited to continue telling that story through the Pixel 6,”says Laura Pearce, Head of Marketing, Google Canada. "The Pixel 6 is our most progressive phone, bringing out what makes people unique and connecting them to those around them; perfectly aligned with the message that Simu is bringing to fans in Canada and across the world." 

The Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are a culmination of Google’s long-term investments in AI and machine learning, featuring its first System on a Chip (SoC), the Google Tensor. With the Pixel 6 being the first true all-Google phone inside and out, the powerful Google Tensor chip unlocks the full potential of the phone’s camera system, Android user interface and AI that Google is known for. 

Google Tensor allows the Pixel 6 to adapt to each individual user and provide some of the most accommodating and inclusive features ever offered on a Pixel phone. This includes Real Tone technology, which uses camera tuning models and algorithms to help more accurately highlight the nuances and details of darker skin tones, and Live Translate, which combines Pixel’s speech recognition with Google’s translation capabilities to help users to communicate in languages other than their own across a number of applications². 

Liu will film the new spots and social media content later this month, with the content beginning to appear in Canada and his social media channels (@simuliu) this holiday season. The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are now available on the Google Store

1 Based on a survey conducted by Google using pre-production devices in early September 2021. 
2 Not available in all languages or countries. Not available on all media or apps. See g.co/pixel/livetranslate for more information.

2021’s Top YouTube Videos had Canadians laughing, learning, Minecrafting and singing

As Canadians navigated their way through the ongoing pandemic and the country's gradual reopening, they turned to YouTube to connect with the world, gain new skills and share their passions. 

This year's Top Canadian Creators, Top Breakout Creators and Shorts Rising Stars were all about comedy and learning. Breakthrough creators Kallmekris and Jeenie.Weenie found ways to make us laugh, while NileRed brought out our inquisitive side as we learned about all the ways that chemistry is cool. And many Canadians wanted to brush up on their English language skills turning to ENGLISH with James to get them there. Our love for Minecraft became apparent as aCookieGod and MrFudgeMonkeyz dug, built, and crafted their own virtual worlds for millions of viewers.






 Top Canadian Creators

  1. Kallmekris

  2. Linus Tech Tips

  3. MadFit

  4. aCookieGod

  5. NileRed





Top Canadian Breakout Creators

  1. Kallmekris

  2. aCookieGod

  3. Girl With The Dogs

  4. ENGLISH with James - engVid

  5. Jason Fung





Canadian Shorts Creators - Rising Stars

  1. Jeenie.Weenie

  2. Chris Ramsay

  3. NileRed Shorts

  4. Luke davidson

  5. MrFudgeMonkeyz



When it came to Top Trending Videos, we saw viewers were hungry for excitement and a thrill after being cooped up at home, turning to creators like MrBeast who spent 50 hours buried underground in a glass coffin (not for the claustrophobic!) as one of his many elaborate stunts. We laughed together as we categorized our friends into game night stereotypes, sobbed together while rooting for Nightbirde, and collectively spent an afternoon with royalty sipping tea on top of an open bus through LA.



Top Trending Videos in Canada

  1. MrBeast, I Spent 50 Hours Buried Alive

  2. Mark Rober, Glitterbomb Trap Catches Phone Scammer (who gets arrested) 

  3. Dream, Minecraft Speedrunner VS 5 Hunters 

  4. Sidemen, SIDEMEN TINDER IN REAL LIFE 3 

  5. NFL, The Weeknd's FULL Pepsi Super Bowl LV Halftime Show 

  6. The Late Late Show with James Corden, An Afternoon with Prince Harry & James Corden 

  7. America's Got Talent, Golden Buzzer: Nightbirde's Original Song Makes Simon Cowell Emotional

  8. Forge Labs, I Spent 100 Days in a Zombie Apocalypse in Minecraft ... Here's What Happened 

  9. Dude Perfect, Game Night Stereotypes 

  10. SAD-ist, Hog Hunt | Dream SMP Animation 



In Music, 2021 was the Year of The Weeknd and Justin Bieber, with both homegrown Canadian music superstars releasing top hits ranking high on the list. The Weeknd dropped his darkly comedic new video for Save Your Tears, during which he delivers a performance to a masked audience and we jammed along to Bieber's chart-topping, neon technicolor sensation “ Peaches,” featuring Canadian-talent Daniel Caesar and Giveon . Both songs were part of a soundtrack of swoon-worthy songs that Canadians had on repeat this year. From Bruno Mars to Doja Cat, you could say some of these tracks were smooth as Butter.


Olivia Rodrigo had a breakout year, and brought home the # 4 and # 5 spots as a heartbroken teen who finally gets their drivers license and as a cheerleader exacting revenge in good 4 u.

Top Music Videos in Canada


  1. TheWeekndVEVO, The Weeknd - Save Your Tears (Official Music Video) 

  2. JustinBieberVEVO, Justin Bieber - Peaches ft. Daniel Caesar, Giveon 

  3. LilNasXVEVO, Lil Nas X - MONTERO (Call Me By Your Name) (Official Video) 

  4. OliviaRodrigoVEVO, Olivia Rodrigo - drivers license (Official Video) 

  5. OliviaRodrigoVEVO, Olivia Rodrigo - good 4 u (Official Video) 

  6. HYBE LABELS, BTS (방탄 소년단) 'Butter' Official MV 

  7. Bruno Mars, Bruno Mars, Anderson .Paak, Silk Sonic - Leave the Door Open [Official Video] 

  8. Pooh Shiesty, Pooh Shiesty - Back In Blood (feat. Lil Durk) [Official Music Video] 

  9. dojacatVEVO, Doja Cat - Kiss Me More (Official Video) ft. SZA 

  10. PoloGVEVO, Polo G - RAPSTAR (Official Video)



Congratulations and thank you to all the creators that helped bring joy and entertainment to Canadians this year. Want to learn more about the creators and videos that made this year's top lists? Head to the Culture & Trends site, where you can find all the global moments that defined 2021.


Sportsnet invites fans to ‘Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle’ through new interactive livestream on YouTube

YouTube has long been a popular destination for sports content. From game highlights to athlete interviews to sports news coverage, fans come to the platform to stay up-to-date on all the sports they know and love, and in Canada that sport is often hockey. Meanwhile, Sportsnet - the home of hockey in Canada - continues to innovate with their live hockey rights by delivering content to fans in new and unique ways across multiple platforms. 

That’s why we’re thrilled to share that YouTube and Sportsnet have teamed up to bring even more hockey action to Canadians. 

Throughout the 2021-2022 regular NHL season, hockey fans can now ‘Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle’ every Saturday night on the Sportsnet YouTube channel. Viewers will also enjoy several only-on-YouTube features as part of the livestream, including the live chat feature and in-game polls, allowing fans to interact with the host and each other throughout the game. Fans who missed the livesteam will also be able to watch it back, any time on the Sportsnet YouTube channel. 

Renowned by hockey fans for his exuberant reaction videos, and fresh weekly video series’ like Hat-Picks, Dang-Its, and Trade Trees, Sportsnet’s Steve Dangle has built a dedicated, loyal community of followers on YouTube like few other sports content creators. The debut of ‘Watch a Game with Steve Dangle’ throughout the 2021 NHL Playoffs generated nearly 5 million views on YouTube. This season, Watch a Leafs Game with Steve Dangle will air 23 times throughout the regular season, during every Saturday night Leafs game on Hockey Night in Canada on Sportsnet. All livestreams begin at 7:00 p.m. eastern time. 


GAME SCHEDULE 
  • Saturday, Nov 20, Pittsburgh @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Dec 4, Toronto @ Minnesota 
  • Saturday, Dec 11, Chicago @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Dec 18, Toronto @ Vancouver
  • Saturday, Jan 1, Toronto @ Seattle 
  • Saturday, Jan 8, Toronto @ Colorado 
  • Saturday, Jan 15, Toronto @ St. Louis 
  • Saturday, Jan 22, NY Islanders @Toronto 
  • Saturday, Jan 29, Toronto @ Detroit 
  • Saturday, Feb 26, Detroit @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Mar 5, Vancouver @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, Mar 19, Toronto @ Nashville 
  • Saturday, April 2, Toronto @ Montreal 
  • Saturday, April 9, Toronto @ Philadelphia 
  • Saturday, April 16, Montreal @ Toronto 
  • Saturday, April 22, Toronto @ Florida 

HOW TO WATCH 
 

GNI continues to work towards supporting Canadian journalism of all sizes




When we launched the Google News Initiative in 2018 with a mission of helping to create a sustainable landscape for journalism, the news industry and the world were in very different places. Now, more than three years later, we are reflecting back on what we’ve accomplished together with Canadian news organizations, nonprofits and journalists while at the same time deepening our commitment to helping newsrooms solve challenges. 



Reporters and editors around the country told us that using technology to build digital journalism skills to adjust to the digital age and combating misinformation are critical priorities. That’s why we’ve expanded our News Lab trainings in Canada and have committed to training 5,000 journalists over the next three years on digital skills for the newsroom.



The COVID-19 pandemic has placed increasing pressure on the business side of newsrooms, impacting their ability to cover essential stories for their communities. That led us to create the Journalism Emergency Relief Fund, putting much-needed funding of $1.5 million into the hands of over 230 local Canadian newsrooms. The COVID-19 pandemic was also the impetus for the Support Local News campaign in the U.S. and Canada, which encouraged people to support their local paper. 



In 2019, we held our first North American Innovation Challenge which supported four Canadian news organizations in understanding their communities and developing new publishing business models. And we’ve just announced the winners from our third North American Innovation Challenge, out of the 25 projects selected, 7 are with Canadian newsrooms. Winners include Energeticcity.ca, a local news organization in Northern BC, which will focus on helping rural media operators connect with their audiences, and Metroland, which will address the deficiency in news coverage of and for Indigenous people in Ontario. 



Throughout, we strive to ensure that our work touches a diverse group of publishers and audiences. We have recently announced the Global News Equity Fund, a multi-million dollar commitment to driving transformational change with a focus on diversity and equity. The fund will provide direct financial support to news organizations that are owned by or serve underrepresented communities around the world, and it is our hope that it builds upon our existing work of supporting underrepresented publishers and communities. 



We also developed the GNI Ad Transformation Lab, a program to support Canadian and American publishers serving underrepresented communities in their transition to digital. The first round of the Lab helped 28 Black and Latino publishers advance their digital businesses and build digital advertising capabilities required to achieve growth today. The application for the 2022 Ad Transformation Lab is now live. The application window will close on Monday, November 29 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We encourage news organizations and publishers who serve diverse and underrepresented communities in the United States and Canada to apply.



We recently made a conscious effort to broaden our support to focus on local and emerging news organizations. Publishers have shared with us that adapting their business models to digital is immensely difficult. So together with industry associations and thought leaders worldwide we are bringing the Digital Growth Program to Canada to help news organizations accelerate growth in advertising and reader revenue and strengthen their core foundations in audience development, product and data. The feedback we received from partners also encouraged us to grow our investment in our audience insight tools, including our recently launched, News Consumer Insights.



Additionally, we are supporting aspiring news entrepreneurs through efforts like our Startups Boot Camp, an 8 week program in partnership with LION publishing designed to help participants with hands-on coaching and support to launch or develop a news offering. Applications have just closed for this upcoming all-Canadian cohort, and we cannot wait to see the news products that this group brings to market. 



We’ve also just announced The Data-Driven Reporting Project, a partnership between the GNI and the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University. Medill will run The Data-Driven Reporting Project, which aims to address the inequality of resources for local newsrooms and freelancers when doing essential data-driven, investigative reporting. The project is committed to awarding $2 million to journalists working on document-based investigative projects that serve local and underrepresented communities throughout the United States and Canada. Learn more on how and when you can apply.



This is just a snapshot of our work. Over the last three years we’ve accomplished a lot, but there’s much more to do. Achieving a healthy, sustainable and diverse news industry isn’t something Google or any single entity can or should do alone. This is a shared responsibility across publishers, companies, governments, civic society and more. Today we remain as committed as we’ve always been to playing our role in supporting Canadian newsrooms of all sizes for years to come. 



Mladen Raickovic, Head of Global Partnerships, Google Canada