A new website on crowdfunding in Canada

Banff, Alberta, June 10, 2013 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced, at the Banff World Media Festival, the official launch of a new website dedicated to information on crowdfunding. crowdfunding.cmf-fmc.ca

“Ever since the publication last August of the Crowdfunding in a Canadian Context: Exploring the Potential of Crowdfunding in the Creative Content Industries study, there has been a growing demand among Canada’s creative content creators, especially independent producers, and this has led us to develop a crowdfunding resource site online,” said CMF president and CEO, Valerie Creighton. “The mandate of the CMF is to support the television and digital media industry through the funding we provide, as well as through commissioned and published research on current and future trends in the content industry. The information is disseminated by various means, including the CMF website, the new website on Crowdfunding and the Trendscape blog.”

The new site, designed by the CMF in partnership with Nordicity, features a directory listing some 50 crowdfunding platforms accessible to Canadians and featuring the platforms that are most relevant to creative content projects. It’s also designed to throw light on the regulatory and legal framework in Canada relating to crowdfunding as well as facts and statistics on the phenomenon, plus a list of best practices and recent case studies of successful crowdfunding campaigns.

The site is intended primarily for members of the industry who are organizing crowdfunding campaigns and those who wish to be better informed and keep up to date on the subject.

The various sections of the site will be updated regularly, starting in June with a status report on legislative progress in Canada and the US, as well as an annual statistical update.


About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.  The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit cmf-fmc.ca.

The CMF’s Canadaonscreen.ca is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.

About Nordicity
Nordicity is a leading consulting firm specializing in policy, strategy, and economic analysis in the media, creative and information and communications technology sectors.

Nordicity has developed economic analysis tools to assess employment and GDP impacts, and to evaluate fiscal returns on public expenditures. As a firm, it has developed business assessments and strategies for new ventures in digital media, screen-based properties, ICT and telecom industries. The Nordicity team understands digital media and convergence, as well as traditional media and culture. Nordicity is on top of the fast-moving wireless and mobile environment. Visit nordicity.com


For more information, please contact:

Pierre Campeau
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]