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CMF Trends

CMF Trends is a fully bilingual website developed by the Canada Media Fund (CMF) that provides in-depth analyses of the transformations underway in the world of digital media and technology. The website is intended to be an information curator that filters news and synthesizes all of the noise generated by the overabundance of available data.

On CMF Trends, you will find:

Hundreds of blog posts written by the CMF’s Industry and Market Trends team as well as by collaborators and experts based in Canada and abroad.

Dozens of research reports including our semiannual Trends reports that provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities for Canadian producers and creators.

Data on Canadians’ media consumption patterns and on major global trends to facilitate your searches, presentations, etc.

Additionally, here are some of CMF Trends' other available resources:

Resources to improve workplace inclusion and diversity
Overview of existing Canadian export support programs
Directory of Festivals and Award Ceremonies for Canadian Webseries



This site is intended to help understand crowdfunding in a Canadian context. It is the continuation of the study Crowdfunding in a Canadian Context: Exploring the Potential of Crowdfunding in the Creative Content Industries. As a living resource, it will be updated on a regular basis and provide up to date and relevant data about the industry. Developed by the Canada Media Fund in collaboration with Nordicity, this online resource includes a working definition of crowdfunding as well as a description of the various crowdfunding models in use. The website provides the latest statistics and data available, suggests best practices, presents case studies based on successful campaigns and explains the regulatory framework and legislative base that govern crowdfunding in Canada.

This online resource is open to external contributions. Are you a platform operator? Have you led a crowdfunding campaign before? Are you an outsider looking in on this new phenomenon? Do you want to know more about a particular aspect of crowdfunding? We want to hear from you! Share your experiences, knowledge, questions and external sources of information by contacting us by email at

Click here to visit Crowdfunding.


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