Toronto, Ontario – (June 9, 2020) – RTDNA Canada is pleased to honour Lisa LaFlamme with an RTDNA Canada Lifetime Achievement Award for her outstanding service and continued excellence in her journalism career.
RTDNA Canada President Fiona Conway said, “I was lucky enough to call Lisa a colleague and I can attest to her dedication to her work and to the CTV News team. As one of the country’s most respected journalists and news anchors, Lisa brings passion, curiosity and empathy to her reporting as well as holding herself to the highest standards of journalism. Congratulations Lisa and I hope that we can soon toast you in person!”
A special video celebrating Lisa’s incredible career contributions is available below.
CTV National News Chief Anchor and Senior Editor Lisa LaFlamme has cemented her role as the face of news in Canada, while reporting on the most significant stories unfolding in the world today.
As one of Canada’s most trusted and accomplished news anchors, Lisa is the embodiment of journalistic integrity and excellence, and possesses an ability to connect with viewers through the unique storytelling she has demonstrated in all situations: from studio coverage to in-person interviews to on-location broadcasts, and in conflict situations around the world.
A trailblazer for women in Canadian news broadcasting, Lisa serves as a role model and mentor to her colleagues while continuously demonstrating excellence in her work and tirelessly advocating for journalism and human rights both in Canada and abroad.
As part of her passion for strengthening journalism around the world, Lisa is a longtime volunteer for Journalists for Human Rights (JHR), and has travelled with the organization to the Democratic Republic of Congo to mentor and train young journalists in Goma, in the heart of the conflict zone.
She was also an ambassador of PLAN International, travelling to remote areas to promote child rights and to end poverty around the world, and currently volunteers with Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, which works to advance education and educational opportunities for Afghan women and their families.
Prior to assuming the Anchor chair in 2011, LaFlamme spent more than a decade on the road as CTV News’ National Affairs Correspondent, travelling to some of the world’s most dangerous locations to cover everything from wars to elections to natural disasters. A graduate of the University of Ottawa, LaFlamme began her broadcasting career in 1989 at CTV Kitchener (then named CKCO) in her hometown of Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont.
Lisa’s many significant contributions to broadcasting and newsgathering, as well as her steadfast support and promotion of human rights, make her a true leader in Canadian journalism.