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You may have wondered how we get our stories.

Truth is, much of our best journalism starts with a tip from you.

If you have a story you think needs to be told, there are several ways you can get in touch with us

Send us a quick email

The fastest and easiest way to reach us is to email us your story ideas at: fifthtips@cbc.ca

Encrypt Your Email

If you want to communicate with us more securely, you can encrypt your email to us using PGP.

Download the PGP key for fifthtips@cbc.ca here. 

The most private and secure way - SecureDrop

If you want to be sure to reach us in a more secure and confidential way, you can use CBC’s SecureDrop system.

Several teams at the CBC use SecureDrop, so if you want to contact us, be sure to address your communication to the fifth estate.

Click here to access the CBC’s SecureDrop and for instructions on how to use it. .