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Support The Tyee and bring more diverse, fact-driven reporting to the 2017 BC Election

UPDATE: We reached our target of $20,000 on April 18! Thanks to all who made it happen.

We often hear from Tyee Builders that they are happy to support our reporting, but what they really want is more people to read The Tyee. As much as we hate giving money to Facebook, the digital overlord that is undermining the business model for journalism, it’s a pretty sophisticated tool to get the message out. So, with any extra money we raise by our campaign deadline, we’ll spend some money on promoting the stories to a wider audience, increasing the impact of our stories.

Choose your monthly level:


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.

Select your one-time amount:

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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).

BC in the Balance Reporting Project

British Columbia has an election on right now. British Columbians need independent, fact-driven reporting from a source they can trust, now more than ever.

Tyee reporters have been doing deep reporting on election-related issues for months, reviewing the government’s record and digging deep on major infrastructure and energy projects in B.C. Topping up our election reporting fund now will help us pay experienced, tough-minded journalists to report on what political candidates are promising B.C. voters, and how those promises stand up to the facts.

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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

B.C. has a provincial election looming, while at the same time our media is in collapse. At the same time, our national media is in collapse. Newsrooms continue to shrink and consolidate under the control of fewer and fewer corporations, and there are fewer journalists asking tough questions of those in power. We believe that our democratic conversation is made possible by strong, independent media, who exist first and foremost to serve the needs of its readers.

How you can help

By supporting The Tyee with your dollars, you are helping to strengthen and grow our team of tough-minded journalists and editors. Tyee Builders pay for a large part of our editorial budget, allowing us to pay professional journalists, while keeping our site paywall-free. Learn more about how The Tyee is funded here.

About The Tyee

We're an independent, online news magazine from BC. 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.

What your support can do:

Help The Tyee hit the road

If we reach our target, we can pay for The Tyee's legislative reporter, Andrew MacLeod, to hit the campaign trail and bring you updates on how candidates are vying for your votes.

Establish an election fact-checking desk

We'll dedicate an eagle-eye fact-checker to scrutinize spin and call out 'alternative facts'.

Create a handy platform comparison chart

We'll work to create an online political platform comparison, a quick reference tool to show you where the parties stand on important issues.

“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

Tyee Readers supporting this project: and counting

The Tyee is grateful to the following Institutional Builders:

Institutional Builders support The Tyee with annual voluntary subscriptions that range from $500/yr to $2,500/yr, depending on the size and resources of the organization.

If you have paid subscriptions to other Canadian or international media, think of this as similar. With the key difference being that your organization’s financial support helps keep The Tyee free for all.

To discuss becoming an Institutional Builder, please contact Jeanette Ageson at jageson@thetyee.ca.