Take the CMF’s #CanConDef industry survey

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) wants to hear from you! You’re invited to participate in our newly launched national survey to gather the Canadian audiovisual sector’s views on how the current definition of Canadian content should evolve following the passage of Bill C-11, the Online Streaming Act. The survey is a central component of the CMF’s multi-phase Canadian content definition initiative (#CanConDef) announced in September 2022 that facilitates industry-wide discussions on how modernizing the definition can meet the aspirations of an evolving industry.

We want to hear from as many voices as possible. The approximately 15-minute survey is open to all individuals who work in (or aspire to work in) Canada’s audiovisual production and broadcasting sector. It is designed to be widely accessible, regardless of role, level of experience, or knowledge regarding Canadian content policy.

The survey will close on March 31, 2023.


Written submissions

Any individual or group, whether they consider themselves part of the industry or not, may submit written comments or a formal written submission to [email protected]. For members of the industry, written comments or submissions can be done either in addition to or in lieu of the industry survey.

When sending your written submission, please indicate whether you would like your comments to be made publicly available or kept confidential. Please note that portions of confidentially submitted written comments may be published anonymously in the final “What You Said” report.

Learn more

The industry survey will be complemented by a public-facing survey to gauge popular perceptions of Canadian content, as well as a series of industry workshops in the spring. The initiative will culminate with the publication of a “What You Said Report,” set to be published ahead of the CRTC’s upcoming Bill C-11 policy review to modernize Canada’s broadcasting regulations.

To learn more about CMF’s initiative on the definition of Canadian content, we invite you to read this story in Now & Next. If you would like to learn more about Canadian content policy before or after completing the survey, we invite you to read our detailed explainer here. For more information about the survey, please consult the FAQ on our website or email us at [email protected].