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2016 Outreach Tour

The meetings and sessions of this Outreach Tour provide an opportunity to review the past year, inform stakeholders about the changes to processes, discuss current projects and answer any questions about the 2016-2017 CMF program guidelines.

Outreach Schedule

City Date Time Location CMFPA Representative
Vancouver May 17, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Telefilm Offices
210 West Georgia Street
Dominique Lapierre
Stéphane Cosentino
Calgary May 18, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
TBD Melissa Amer
Edmonton May 19, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
TBD Melissa Amer
Halifax May 19, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Telefilm Offices
1660 Hollis Street, Suite 401
Stéphane Cosentino
Jill Samson
Winnipeg May 26, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 noon Manitoba Film & Music Office
Suite 410 - 93 Lombard Avenue
Shelley Coultish
Brigitte Monneau
May 27, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Montréal May 24, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am Telefilm Offices
360 Saint-Jacques Street, 6th Floor
CMFPA Montréal team
May 25, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Ottawa June 2, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am TBD Caroline Chopra
Toronto Week of June 6, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am Telefilm Offices
474 Bathurst Street, Suite 100
CMFPA Toronto team
June 7, 2016 11:00 am to 12:00 noon
Québec City June 8, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am
11:00 am to 12:00 noon
SODEC
36 ½ rue Saint-Pierre
(maison Leber-Charest-Saint-Amant)
Kent Salon
Natalie Bédard
Stéphane Cosentino
Regina June 9, 2016 9:30 am to 10:30 am TBD Caroline Chopra
2016 Working Groups

In an effort to present viable and impactful solutions to some of the issues affecting stakeholders, the CMF conducts a series of working groups and advisory committees with industry stakeholders. These sessions allow participants and CMF staff to delve more deeply into specific, program-related issues.

Working Groups and Advisory Committee

City Proposed Date Topic
Toronto October 11, 2016 Working Group
Performance Envelopes
Briefing Note
Montréal October 13, 2016 Working Group
Eligible Licence Fees, Licence Fee thresholds and Other Rights
Briefing Note
Toronto October 21, 2016 Working Group
Aboriginal Matters
Toronto October 27, 2016 Digital Media Advisory Committee
Briefing Note
Briefing Note - Summary
Webcast on Changes to the 2016-2017 Programs

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) held a webcast to provide an overview of changes to the 2016-2017 programs as announced in March. The webcast was hosted by Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, and by Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management.

2015 Consultation Tour

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) embarks on a cross-country consultation as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process comprises a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups.

During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders have an opportunity to consider how significant shifts in content consumption habits, rapidly evolving market conditions and regulatory changes as a result of the CRTC’s Let’s Talk TV proceeding impact the CMF’s funding programs.

Feedback received from stakeholders contributes to shaping CMF policy and programs for 2016-2017 and beyond.

Presentation deck for cross-country focus-groups

Focus Groups Schedule

City Date Time Location
Toronto, Ontario September 9, 2015 9:30 a.m. Metro Toronto Convention Centre
255 Front Street West
Toronto
Room: 203 AB
Montréal, Québec September 10, 2015 English focus group
10 a.m.
French focus group
2 p.m.
Palais des congrès de Montréal
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal
Room: 524C
Halifax, Nova Scotia September 17, 2015 10 a.m. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Halifax
Room: Acadia A
Winnipeg, Manitoba September 23, 2015 2 p.m. Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway
Winnipeg
Room: Salon A
Victoria, British Columbia September 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Victoria
Room: Saltspring
Vancouver, British Columbia September 24, 2015 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver
Room: English Bay room
Whitehorse, Yukon September 25, 2015 10 a.m. Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center
201 Wood Street
Whitehorse
Room: Conference room #5
Regina, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel
2125 Victoria Avenue
Regina
Room: Victoria
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 9 a.m. Radisson Hotel
405 Twentieth Street East
Saskatoon
Room: Giotto Room
Calgary, Alberta September 29, 2015 10 a.m. Calgary Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Calgary
Room : Telus 107
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories September 30, 2015 1 p.m. NFS Conference Services
Nunasi Building
5109 48th Street, Suite 201
Yellowknife
Room: Revelation
Edmonton, Alberta October 1, 2015 10 a.m. The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 - 100 Street
Edmonton
Room: Jasper
Moncton, New Brunswick October 6, 2015 French focus group
1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street
Moncton
Room: Executive Room
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 7, 2015 10 a.m. Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street
Charlottetown
Room: McDougall
Québec City, Québec October 9, 2015 1 p.m. Québec City Marriott Downtown
850 Place d'Youville
Québec City
Room: Salon Kent
Ottawa, Ontario October 27, 2015 French focus group
10 a.m.
English focus group
2:30 p.m.
The Westin Ottawa
11 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa
Room: Nova Scotia
Iqaluit, Nunavut October 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill
Iqaluit
Room: Kitikmeot Room
St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador October 30, 2015 10 a.m. Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
115 Cavendish Square
St. John’s
Room: Viking Suite
2015 Working Groups

In 2015-2016, the CMF will conduct a series of working groups with industry stakeholders to delve more deeply into specific, program-related issues.

Working Groups and Advisory Committee - Preliminary Schedule

Proposed Date Topic
September 9 Performance Envelopes
Briefing Note
October 15 Digital Media Advisory Committee
Briefing Note
Briefing Note Summary
CMF-DMMF Technical Sub-Committee Meeting
October 20 Experimental Stream
Briefing Note
November 3

Eligible Licence Fees, Licence Fee Thresholds and Other Rights
Briefing Note

November 10 Other issues pertaining to Content Financing
Briefing Note

All documents presented and discussed during the consultation process will be posted to the CMF website.

2015 CMF Let's Talk TV Webcast

On December 10th, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) moderated a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative.

Viewers shared their thoughts about the Canadian television industry with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs.

Click here to view the webcast. It covered questions in three important areas of the television industry Contenttechnology, and viewer experience.


Behind the scenes at CMF's Let's Talk TV webcast 

2014-2015 Outreach Tour

Sessions

City Date Time Location
Winnipeg May 5, 2014 From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway, Winnipeg
The Club Room
Regina May 6, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina
The Victoria Room
Saskatoon May 6, 2014 From 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. Radisson Hotel
405 Twentieth Street East, Saskatoon
Venice Room
Toronto May 8, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Fairmount Royal York
100 Front Street West
Tudor Room
Edmonton May 9, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway
10010, 12th Avenue SW, Edmonton
Windermere Room
Vancouver May 12, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Grouse/Stanley Room
Victoria May 12, 2014 From 3:30 p.m. until 5:30 p.m. Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street, Victoria
The Galiano Room
Whitehorse May 14, 2014 From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street, Whitehorse
General Store Room
Yellowknife May 15, 2014 From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Auditorium of PWNHC in Yellowknife
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife
Museum Auditorium
Calgary May 16, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Fairmount Palliser
133 – 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Corral Room
Moncton May 20, 2014 French Presentation
From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street, Moncton
Executive Room
Halifax May 21, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Nova Scotia B
St. John’s May 22, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
15 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Viking Suite
Charlottetown May 23, 2014 From 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Chandler Room
Québec City May 26, 2014 From 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Québec City Marriott Downtown
850, Place d'Youville, Québec City
Kent Salon
Montréal May 27, 2014 English Presentation
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
French Presentation
From 2 p.m. until 4 p.m.
The Westin Montréal
270, Saint-Antoine Street West, Montréal
Ste-Hélène Room
Ottawa May 28, 2014 English Presentation
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m.
French Presentation
From 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m.
The Westin Ottawa
11, Colonel By Drive, Ottawa
Alberta Room
Iqaluit May 29, 2014 From 2:30 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill, Iqaluit
Kitikmeot Room
2013-2014 Working Group Meeting Materials
Date Topic
October 2, 2013 Performance Envelope | Production and Development
Briefing Note
THT Discussion
Canadian Programming - Survey of Canadians Sept 2013 Report
CBC Proposal for “Canadian Focus Programming” in the English Market
October 3, 2013 Support for Documentary Projects
Briefing Note
Appendix D
DOC CMF Policy Review
October 10, 2013 Funding Mechanisms
Briefing Note
Groupe TVA Discussion
October 29, 2013 CMF’s Digital Media Measurement Framework - Advisory Committee
Digital Media Performance Measurement - Updated: March 26, 2014
November 4, 2013 Support for Regional Projects
English Regional Support
Reference - Oct 2012
Reference - Oct 2011
November 21, 2013 National Focus Group
National Focus Group - Industry Consultation
2012- 2013 Calendar
August 29, 2012 - Montreal

Performance Envelope | Television Projects -Working Group
This Working Group will examine the Performance Envelope Factors and Weights and underlying methodologies to be used for 2013- 2014 envelope calculations as pertains to television projects only, as well as potential incentives for smaller broadcasters that are not part of vertically integrated corporate groups.

It will also examine potential avenues to integrate on-demand viewing to CMF-funded projects via CRTC-licensed video on demand platforms and digital distribution via Canadian entities into Performance Envelope calculations.

September 27, 2012 - Toronto
Performance Envelope | Digital Media Projects – Advisory Committee | Video on Demand – Advisory Committee

This Advisory Committee will examine potential avenues to integrate viewing to CMF-funded convergent digital media projects into Performance Envelope calculations. It will also examine currently available metrics, industry standards and best practices in VOD measurement for Performance Envelope calculations.

October 22, 2012 - Toronto
English Regional Development – Working Group

Following up on the discussions held over the past two years on the CMF's mechanisms to support the development and production of regional projects, this Working Group will specifically examine proposals pertaining specifically to development.

October 31, 2012 - Montreal
Convergence Requirements – Working Group

Following up on the discussions held over the past two years, this Working Group will examine the various program requirements currently governing projects in the Convergent Stream as well as the incentives in place to support the production of convergent digital media projects.

November 1, 2012 - Toronto
Social Media Metrics – Advisory Committee

This Advisory Committee will examine trends in measuring the impact of Social Media on consumption of CMF-funded digital media projects. It will also examine the relevance of developing and integrating new Social Audience metrics to the existing DM measurement Framework.

2012-2013 Working Group Meeting Materials
Date Topic
August 29, 2012 Performance Envelope | Television Projects
Briefing Note: Performance Envelope
Performance Envelopes—Licence Fee Threshold
"Original First Run" Hours Tuned

Supplementary Reference Material:
Appendix A - Licence Fee Thresholds
Appendix B - Review of Licence Fees for Performance Envelope
Appendix C.1 - Digital Media Component Licence Fees Review
Appendix C.2 - 2011-2012 CMF-Funded Digital Media Applications
September 27, 2012 Performance Envelope | Digital Media Projects – Advisory Committee | Video on Demand – Advisory Committee
Briefing Note: VOD in Audience Success Factor of Performance Envelope Allocation
Briefing Note: Digital Media Performance Measurement

Supplementary Reference Material:
Appendix B - Advisory Committee Report Executive Summary
Appendix C.1 - Digital Media Measurement: Tracking Key Values
Appendix C.2 - Tag Specification Document
October 22, 2012 English Regional Development
Briefing Note: Regional Development (English Market)

Supplementary Reference Material:
Appendix D: CMPA Letter
October 31, 2012 Convergence Requirements
Briefing Note: Convergence Requirements
November 1, 2012 Social Media Metrics
Briefing Note: Social Media and Audience Success

Supplementary Reference Material:
Appendix A - What Are the Metrics?
Appendix B - What to Do With Metrics?
Appendix C - Most Commonly Used Metrics for Social Media
Presentation: Social Audience
Seevibes - TV Ratings for the Social Media Audience
Seevibes - Research on TV Audience & Social Media Activity
2011- 2012 Calendar
June 28, 2011 - Toronto
Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee

Digital Media Performance Measurement - KPIs

June 22, 2011 - Toronto
Working Group - Multi-year approach

This Working Group will examine the issues resulting from the CMF's intention to transition to a multi-year approach to its activities, including a two-year cycle for the development of Program Guidelines. The option of moving to a two-year cycle for Performance Envelopes will also be considered.

July 12, 2011 - Toronto
Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee

CMF staff will make recommendations to the industry, after a thorough examination and evaluation of proposals from the Advisory Committee, prior to presentation to the CMF Board.

August 25, 2011 - Montreal
Working Group - Performance Envelopes

This Working Group will examine the Performance Envelope Factors and Weights and underlying methodologies to be used for 2012-2013 envelope calculations.

September 7, 2011 - Toronto
Working Group - Simplification

In addition to the discussion on the multi-year approach, this Working Group will examine further potential avenues for simplification of the CMF's programs, ranging from the Program Guidelines to the application and contracting processes.

October 7, 2011 - Montreal
Working Group - Investments and Recoupment

Also following up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine issues related to the CMF's use of equity investments in the Convergent Stream and recoupable investments in the Experimental Stream, and the current recoupment policies.

October 12, 2011 - Montreal
Working Group - Convergence Requirements

This Working Group will examine the various program requirements currently governing projects in the Convergent Stream.

October 19, 2011 - Toronto
Working Group - English Regional Projects

Following up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine both the definition of regional projects and the effectiveness of CMF's current mechanisms to support the development and production of regional projects.

October 25, 2011 - Toronto
Working Group - Documentary

To follow up on the discussions held in 2010-2011, this Working Group will examine the effectiveness of CMF’s current mechanisms and programs to support the production of documentary projects.

February 21 & 22, 2012 - Montreal
Digital Media Performance Measurement Advisory Committee

Presentation of a preliminary outline for the DM Performance Measurement Framework.

May 7, 2012
CMF embarks on cross-country outreach tour to meet with stakeholders

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embarked on a cross-country Outreach tour starting May 7th in Toronto to answer questions regarding the changes to the CMF Guidelines for 2012-2013, the 2011-2012 funding results and the application process.

May 14, 2012
UPDATE: CMF continues its cross-country outreach tour to meet with stakeholders

The following calendar was updated to reflect new times and locations confirmed for the following cities: Calgary, Charlottetown, Edmonton, Fredericton, Halifax, Moncton, Regina, Saskatoon, St. John’s, Whitehorse and Yellowknife.

2011-2012 Working Group Meeting Materials

2011-12 Working Groups

Date Topic
January 19, 2012 Proposed changes to 2012-2013 Guidelines and Performance Envelopes
National Focus Group - Proposal Grid
October 25, 2011 Documentary
Briefing Note

Supplementary Reference Material:
2010-11 English POV Program Working Group Memo
2010-11 Documentary Financing - Francophone Market Working Group Memo (available in French only)
Industry Consultation 2010 (See slides 16-20)
October 19, 2011 English Regional Projects
Briefing Note
CMPA Regional Task Force Recommendations

Supplementary Reference Material:
2010-11 English Regional Working Group Memo
English Regional Report: "Canary in the Minefield"
Industry Consultation 2010 (See slides 41-44)
October 12, 2011 Convergence Requirements
Briefing Note
October 7, 2011 Investments and Recoupment
Briefing Note

Supplementary Reference Material:
2010-11 WG on Equity and ROI
Review of Equity Financing
Industry Consultation 2010 (See slides 27-40)
2011-2012 Convergent Standard Recoupment Policy
Experimental Recoupment Policy
September 7, 2011 Simplification
Briefing Note
August 25, 2011 Performance Envelopes
Briefing Note
June 22, 2011 Multi-year approach
Briefing Note
5 Year BPE Allocations by Corporate Group
  Simulations as requested during 2011-2012 Working Groups
Simulation of 2011-2012 Performance Envelope English Documentary Calculations with a One-off vs. Multi-episode split
Simulation of 2011-2012 English-language Performance Envelopes - OFR-THT % Weight Flip
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