2024 Central Region Awards Finalists

RTDNA Canada Announces 2024 Central Region Awards Finalists



TORONTO, ONTARIO (June 10, 2024) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to recognize excellence in digital and broadcast journalism with the Regional Awards of Excellence.


RTDNA Canada Awards honour the best journalists, programs, platforms, stations, and news gathering organizations in audio, digital and video.


Regional awards winners will be announced on TBC.


Congratulations to the finalists for their excellent work!


2024 RTDNA Awards Central Region Finalists





Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Quebec    Charlevoix hit by historic flooding


Breaking News (Large Market)

CBC Montreal   Breaking News: Laval Bus Crash

CBC Toronto     Rainbow Bridge Explosion

CityNews 680    Fiery Crash on the 401


Excellence in Editing

CBC Sudbury    Coming Out in Northern Ontario by Bridget Yard

CBC Sudbury    The Moose Cree Musher           By Markus Schwabe

CityNews Ottawa Remember Me: Embracing Indigenous Narratives, The Sam Laprade Show Special Edition


Excellence in Sports Reporting

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo            Jamal fever hits Kitchener         

CBC Sudbury    Gabi’s Big Job By Markus Schwabe


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Sudbury    Mark Asselin Says Goodbye by Jonathan Migneault

CBC Quebec    Quebec woman dies when 1st responders couldn’t pull her from river: Her family wants answers

99.3 County FM – The Voice of the County Voices From The Shadows: Homeless in a Rural Community


Feature News (Large Market)

CBC Toronto     LGBTQ Refugees from Uganda find safety and welcome at a local pastor’s home

CBC Montreal   Laval daycare bus crash


News – Live Special Events

CityNews Ottawa           Remember Me: Embracing Indigenous Narratives, The Sam Laprade Show Special Edition

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo National Indigenous Peoples Day in K-W          

CBC Quebec    Breakaway live at KWE! Festival



Newstalk 580 CFRA      The Morning Rush with Bill Carroll: Paul Bernardo’s Prison Transfer

CBC Montreal   The Black Bottom: A story of Blackness in Montreal told by Charles Burke


Radio Newscast (Large Market)

CBC Toronto     27-Jun-23

CBC Montreal   Best Newscast: November 8th, 2023

CityNews 680    7 am Newscast, June 21, 2023





Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Hamilton   2 dead after blast at Rainbow Bridge linking Ontario-N.Y., governor says ‘no sign’ of terrorism       

CBC KW           University of Waterloo stabbing 


Breaking News (Large Market)

CBC Montreal   Bus crashes into daycare in Laval, Que.

CP24                Two dead in Rainbow Bridge vehicle explosion  

CBC Toronto     John Tory resigns         


Excellence in Data Storytelling

CBC Quebec    Quebec police racial profiling data

CBC Toronto     The Cost of Fraud

CBC Thunder Bay         It’s almost impossible to find a family doctor in Thunder Bay we checked


Excellence in Social

CBC Toronto     Toronto Votes 2023

CBC Montreal   Montreal’s new rapid transit trains debut

CBC Kitchener-Waterloo            Behind the scenes at CBC K-W


Excellence in Sports Reporting

CBC Montreal   New Montreal plaza brings sports back to its roots         

CP24                The WNBA comes to Toronto for a one-game showcase.            

CityNews Toronto          ‘I feel good wearing it’: Raptors Gary Trent Jr. shows off his fashion-stopping moments off the court     


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CBC North Cree Unit     Healing footsteps: 10 years since the Journey of Nishiyuu

CBC Sudbury    Very Ready: How an Ontario Man Celebrated His End of Life by Jonathan Migneault

CBC Sudbury    My Body’s Betrayed Me By Sam Juric


Feature News (Large Market)

The Green Line How Two Black Women Filmmakers From Toronto Created a Community That Launched the Black-Canadian Film Canon     

CBC Montreal   Meet the ‘OGs’ of Montreal hip-hop       

CBC Ottawa     A Worrisome Past


News – Live Special Events

CTV News Toronto        Toronto Election Day 2023

CBC Toronto                 Toronto Votes 2023: Debate

CBC Quebec                Quebec ice storm 2023



CBC Montreal   I saw my father reflected in the faces protesting against LGBTQ rights   


Overall Excellence in Digital

CBC Quebec    Meaningful digital journalism

Noovo Info        Noovo Info

CBC Toronto     Covering 2023






Continuing Coverage (Small/Medium Market)

CBC North Cree Unit     Lost in flames: Forest fires in Eeyou Istchee

CBC Thunder Bay         The cultural theft of a beloved Anishinaabe artist’s legacy  

CTV London & CTV Windsor      Nathaniel Veltman Trial Coverage         


Continuing Coverage (Large Market) 

CBC Montreal               Quebec’s record-breaking wildfires        

CTV News Toronto        Remembering Karolina Huebner-Makurat          

CTV News Toronto        Kenneth Law Investigation        


Enterprise Journalism (Small/Medium Market)

CBC Sudbury    Full Circle – Indigenous Child Welfare by Erik White

CTV News Northern Ontario      Taking Back Timmins: Tackling Crime, Addiction and Homelessness

CTV News Kitchener     Justice Denied: Sexual Assault Case Tossed Due To Court Delays


Enterprise Journalism (Large Market)

CityNews Toronto          Motherhood from behind bars   

Global News Montreal   Montreal Chinatown Crisis        

CBC Montreal   Unhoused         Ten Montrealers share their stories


Excellence in Innovation

CBC Ottawa     Life in the Towers

The Green Line How diverse are Toronto’s galleries? Check out this database to find out.

CBC Toronto     Construction Traffic


Investigative Excellence

CBC Toronto     Peel school library book weeding           

CTV News Toronto        Ontario Greenbelt Scandal        

CBC Ottawa     Tewin Trees: Secret Clearcutting






Audio-Visual Storytelling

CBC Montreal   ‘Inclusive’ gym creates safe space for 2SLGBTQ+ Montrealers to work out


Breaking News (Small/Medium Market)

CTV News Kitchener     Terror on Campus: University of Waterloo Triple Stabbing


Breaking News (Large Market)

CTV News Ottawa         Orleans Explosion        

CityNews Toronto          Mayor John Tory resigns          

CTV News Toronto        John Tory Resigns: February 10th, 2023


Excellence in Editing

CBC Toronto     Toronto’s housing problem


Excellence in Sports Reporting

CBC Thunder Bay         These martial artists are wielding steel and exploring history

CityNews Toronto          From the field to your living room

CBC Montreal   Breaking Canada’s Para hockey glass ceiling


Excellence in Video

CityNews Toronto          In the ring with rising kickboxing star     

CBC Toronto     Toronto Votes 2023 Monologue 

CBC Ottawa     Playing with Fire: The Faces of Ottawa’s Fentanyl Epidemic


Feature News (Small/Medium Market)

CHCH News     Homophobic Graffiti in Port Colborne

CHCH News     Local Artist Cancer Battle

CTV London      Webster Street Renovictions Protest


Feature News (Large Market) 

CityNews Toronto          Work underway to identify Indigenous graves at forgotten Toronto cemetery       

CTV Montreal    D-10 baby: Father’s dying wish

CTV Montreal                Rolloween: Duck tapers anonymous


News – Live Special Events    

CBC Toronto     Toronto Votes 2023

CHCH News     Grey Cup Hamilton 2023

CTV London      CTV London – Live at the Brier



CBC Montreal   What is gained and lost in immigrating to Canada?         

CBC Thunder Bay         She survived addiction and human trafficking. Now, she’s on the front line helping others      

CHCH News     “Not A Shack”  


TV Newscast (Small/Medium Market)

CTV News Kitchener     Violent Crash: Community Devastated after OPP Officer & Bus Driver Killed

CTV Barrie                    CTV Barrie newscast    


TV Newscast (Large Market)

CTV News Ottawa CTV News Ottawa: Barrhaven Tornado

CBC Toronto CBC Toronto News at 6

Noovo Info Noovo Info 17


VJ – Video

CTV Montreal                Ballet auditions

CityNews Toronto          Mobility Cup Regatta    

CTV News Toronto        Trucks Turned Into Armoured Vehicles



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Contact Information:



Tina Cortese

Central Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



Ramneek Gill

Central Region, Co-Chair, RTDNA Canada



RTDNA Canada