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


Consultation information:

Marie Marechaux
Administrative Assistant
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]
(514) 496-5995

Media Contact:

André Ferreira
Communications Manager
Canada Media Fund
[email protected]
(416) 554-2768