“We are grateful for the confidence Barry and Laurie Green have placed in TVO and for their vision to help extend our current affairs journalism to more Ontario communities”, says Lisa de Wilde.  “This newly announced gift will help to ensure Ontario Hubs can continue to bring focus to issues that are locally and provincially relevant. A portion of the funding will be used to amplify Indigenous stories and perspectives.“

“Our family values the type of in-depth journalism TVO provides. We believe that balanced, respectful and informed current affairs can help to connect communities across the province”, says Barry Green. “With this gift, we hope to foster a greater understanding of Indigenous communities while continuing the work of existing Ontario Hubs. Through this initiative, TVO has proven to be fiscally disciplined. We hope to inspire others to make a greater difference by supporting TVO.”

With Ontario Hubs, TVO also enables tomorrow’s journalists to get their start today. The initiative includes a number of partnerships and intern programs with Ontario colleges and universities like Confederation College, Western University, Laurentian University and Queen’s University.

All existing videos and articles related to Ontario Hubs regional current affairs journalism can be found at tvo.org/ontariohubs.