Save the Date: CMF announces cross-country consultation to gather stakeholder feedback
Toronto, July 19, 2018 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive process to gather stakeholder feedback. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories, as well as a series of industry working groups.
During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders will have an opportunity to consider how significant shifts in content consumption habits, rapidly-evolving market conditions, as well as policy and regulatory changes will impact the CMF’s funding programs, particularly in light of the government’s Creative Canada Policy Framework and the recently-launched review of the Telecommunications and Broadcasting Acts.
Feedback received from stakeholders will contribute to shaping CMF policy and programs for the foreseeable future.
Focus Groups - Preliminary Schedule
|Moncton, New Brunswick||September 10, 2018|
|Halifax, Nova Scotia||September 11, 2018|
|St. John's, Newfoundland||September 12, 2018|
|Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island||September 13, 2018|
|Edmonton, Alberta||September 18, 2018|
|Calgary, Alberta||September 19, 2018|
|Saskatoon, Saskatchewan||September 20, 2018|
|Regina, Saskatchewan||September 20, 2018|
|Ottawa, Ontario||September 26, 2018|
|Iqualuit, Nunavut||September 27, 2018|
|Toronto, Ontario||October 2, 2018|
|Montréal, Québec||October 4, 2018|
|Quebéc, Québec||October 5, 2018|
|Winnipeg, Manitoba||October 10, 2018|
|Yellowknife, Northwest Territories||October 11, 2018|
|Victoria, British Columbia||October 24, 2018|
|Vancouver, British Columbia||October 24, 2018|
|Whitehorse, Yukon||October 25, 2018|
The CMF will also conduct a series of working groups with industry stakeholders to delve more deeply into specific, program-related topics.
Working Groups and Advisory Committee - Preliminary Schedule
|Funding Mechanisms||October 19, 2018|
|Experimental Stream||October 22, 2018|
|Development||October 30, 2018|
|Export||October 31, 2018|
|Digital Media Measurement Advisory Committee||November 5, 2018|
Details about specific times, venues and further information, including briefing notes, will be communicated at a later date. For the most up-to-date information on the consultation process, please refer to the CMF website.
CMF stakeholders are invited to share comments and questions via the CMF website or through our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook. We encourage the use of #CMFconsults in any tweets or posts on the subject. Please note that the CMF publishes correspondence it receives as part of the industry consultation process on its Website, unless otherwise specified by the author.
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 cmf-fmc.ca.
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