L.-R. Award winners Kenneth Jackson and Cullen Crozier
Congratulations to APTN reporters Kenneth Jackson and Cullen Crozier, recognized at the 2021 Canadian Hillman Prize for their investigative work which exposed the neglect and death of Indigenous children in connection to Ontario’s child welfare systems.
The investigation, titled The Death Report, won Honourable Mention at this year’s Canadian Hillman Prize honouring excellence in journalism for the public good. A result of months of work, the report brought to light critical information, and led to some corrective action in Weechi-it-te-win family services, other agencies and the Ontario government system. But much more remains to be done.
At the virtual award ceremony, the jury highlighted the excellence of Cullen and Kenneth’s journalistic work, as well as the care they took in reporting on such critical issues and the impact of their work.
In accepting their award, the reporters emphasized the vital role of their “sources who risked their livelihoods, homes and connections to their homelands in order to speak out about their experiences with the agencies.”