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Our democracy needs independent journalism. Join us. 

Support The Tyee and invest in critical, in-depth reporting on the 2017 B.C. election.

Campaign update: $50,000 goal reached on December 7th. Help us reach our stretch goal of $65,000 by December 12!

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If you already contribute monthly to The Tyee and would like to increase your contribution, give us a shout at 604-689-7489 or builders@thetyee.ca.

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Or, consider becoming a sustaining monthly supporter for less than the cost of a newspaper subscription.

Don't trust the Internet? Can't stand credit cards? Does your organization (or you?) want to make a large contribution or one that matches reader contributions?

How to support The Tyee without ever touching your keyboard.

Option 1: Register with your credit card by phone:

Call 604-689-7489 in Vancouver or toll-free at 1-844-301-6677, Monday - Friday, 10 am - 5 pm PST.

Option 2: Send us a cheque:

Cheques can be made out to Countercurrent Media Ltd. and mailed to:

The Tyee
PO Box 28187
West Pender St
Vancouver, BC V6C 3T7

Please include with your cheque your full name, return address, phone number and email, plus indicate whether you would like your contribution to remain anonymous. If you'd like to contribute monthly from your bank account, print off this form and follow the instructions.

How to set-up larger and matching contributions:

Would your organization or business be interested in making a larger contribution? You can do so by cheque as outlined above, or if you're interested in offering a matching contribution, give us a shout. Matching contributions can really help ramp up a campaign, and your organization gets great exposure as a supporter of independent journalism in the process.  If this is you, contact us by email or phone (604-689-7409).

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From cool people like:

Excellence in Journalism Award (CDN), 2013, 2009

Western Magazine Award 2012

Edward R. Murrow Award (NA), 2011, 2009

Webby Honourable Mention (Intl), 2010, 2009

Our vision

British Columbia is headed towards an important provincial election. At the same time, our media is in collapse. Newsrooms continue to shrink and consolidate under the control of fewer and fewer corporations, and some communities are left without any local reporting at all. We believe we all deserve solid, in-depth reporting about our government’s track record, delivered by media who are answerable first and foremost to readers.

How you can help

When you join Tyee Builders, your money goes directly to paying experienced, tough-minded journalists to work on election-related investigations. With your help, The Tyee will get started right away on deep research that will map out powerful players in British Columbia, and in-depth investigations on topics voted on by the Tyee Builder community.

About The Tyee

We're an independent, online news magazine from British Columbia. We're devoted to fact-driven reporting and analysis that informs and enlivens our democratic conversation. Our reporting has garnered numerous awards and the respect of our peers and readers. While some journalism gives the last word to power, we try to give the last word to ordinary folks.

UPDATE: Wow! Tyee readers helped us reach our initial $50,000, with days left. With an extra $15,000, we’ll be able to do even more investigations prioritized by the Tyee Builder community and provide our reporters with budgets for things like videos, travel, and more.

Support B.C. in the Balance: The Voter’s Deep Guide to the 2017 Election

We’ve got a big election coming this spring in B.C. It’s rare that one party has run things for so long – a decade and half. Their actions have made a huge impact on every British Columbian’s health, education and prospects for a better life.

By now, it’s a very deep file. Fifteen years of sweeping policies, promises, boondoggles and scandals. Old news? That’s what other media will say. They seem to prefer to just…forget.

At The Tyee we are determined, this election, to combat Media Amnesia. That means our election reporting starts today, with the launch of a five month project.

With your support, we will deliver:

  1. Deep research into BC’s elite power connections, mapped out in plain view
  2. A series of in-depth investigations on key issues in the upcoming election, voted on by Tyee Builders

What will the investigations focus on? That’s partially up to you. During the three weeks of this fundraising campaign, we’re interested in hearing what our readers would like us to dig into. At the conclusion of the campaign, people who gave to the fundraising campaign will get to vote on where we should direct our attention. How many issues we dig in to depends on how much we raise.

Give the gift of independent media

Exclusively for Tyee Builders who support this project, we’ve got a brand new set of custom greeting cards designed by illustrator Indiana Joel. Spread holiday cheer with Christy the Red Light Runner, Hopeful John Horgan, and Andrew ‘Where Did Winter Go’ Weaver. Give at the $50, $75, and $100 level to get these cards sent to you (see details above).

Don’t know what to get that hard-to-shop-for person on your list? Why not a gift to support made-in-B.C. independent media? After your payment goes through, you can choose to make your contribution in honour of someone else, and send them an e-card with your choice of Tyee greeting card.

Collect all six original Tyee greeting cards


“Free expression and independent media are essential to a fair and open society. Now more than ever, we need publications like The Tyee to amplify critical voices and keep people informed.”

—Tom Henheffer, Executive Director of Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

“It’s never been more important to have a source of fact-based, rigorous reporting upon which to base our decisions as citizens. The Tyee provides a vital service to its readers and deserves our support.”

—Stuart Poyntz, Associate Dean and Associate Professor, Faculty of Communication Art and Technology, Simon Fraser University

“I support The Tyee because its reporters are brave, independent and smart as hell — and because now is a critical time to hold government accountable to its promises”

—Naomi Klein

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