Register to attend CMF focus group—registration now live

Toronto, August 17, 2015— As announced on June 30, the Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation starting on September 9 in Toronto as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The consultation includes focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories. The following calendar was updated to reflect times and locations for each focus group.

During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders will 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 will impact the CMF’s  funding programs.

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

The CMF’s focus groups will be led by Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs or Nathalie Clermont, Director of Program Management.

If you would like to attend one of the consultation sessions, please register by clicking here. Each focus group will last between two to three hours.

For more information about the consultation tour, click here.

City Date Time Location
Toronto, Ontario September 9, 2015 9:30 a.m. Metro Toronto Convention Centre 
255 Front Street West
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
Room: 524C
Halifax, Nova Scotia September 17, 2015 10 a.m. Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street
Room: Acadia A
Winnipeg, Manitoba September 23, 2015 2 p.m. Fort Garry Hotel
222 Broadway
Room: Salon A
Victoria, British Columbia September 24, 2015 9:30 a.m. Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street
Room: Saltspring
Vancouver, British Columbia September 24, 2015 2:30 p.m. Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street
Room: English Bay room
Whitehorse, Yukon September 25, 2015 10 a.m. Westmark Whitehorse Hotel & Conference Center
201 Wood Street
Room: Conference room #5
Regina, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 9 a.m. Radisson Hotel
405 Twentieth Street East
Room: Giotto Room
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan September 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. Radisson Plaza Hotel
2125 Victoria Avenue
Room: Victoria
Calgary, Alberta September 29, 2015 10 a.m. Calgary Telus Convention Centre
120 9 Ave SE
Room : Telus 107
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories September 30, 2015 1 p.m.

NFS Conference Services
Nunasi Building
5109 48th Street, Suite 201
Room: Revelation

Edmonton, Alberta October 1, 2015 10 a.m. The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 - 100 Street
Room: Jasper
Moncton, New Brunswick October 6, 2015 French focus group
1 p.m.
Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street
Room: Executive Room
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island October 7, 2015 10 a.m. Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street
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
Room: Nova Scotia
Iqaluit, Nunavut October 28, 2015 2:30 p.m. The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill
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

All documents presented and discussed during the consultation process will be posted to the CMF website. Please note that the CMF publishes correspondence it receives as part of its industry consultation process on its website, unless otherwise specified by the author.

CMF stakeholders are invited to share comments and questions via the CMF website’s Feedback section or through our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag #CMFConsults.
For information on the CMF’s programs, please visit

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. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite and IPTV distributors. Please visit


For more information, please contact:

Consultation information
Myriam Cadet
[email protected]
(514) 496-5995

Media contact
Pierre Campeau
[email protected]
(416) 554-2768