Outreach & Consultation

Outreach

The Canada Media Fund makes every effort to inform stakeholders on its funding programs and any changes that may occur from year to year. In addition to industry advisories, social media posts and formal and informal meetings across the country, the CMF holds webcasts on key issues such as changes to its guidelines. The CMF and the CMF Program Administrator, Telefilm Canada, welcome questions and feedback from stakeholders.

Consultation

In order to ensure that valuable stakeholder opinion is considered by the Canada Media Fund when making policy decisions, the CMF consults with the Canadian production industry in a meaningful, formal, ongoing and inclusive manner.

The CMF conducts consultations with the industry as part of its policy development process in order to:

  1. Gain high-level stakeholder input into CMF planning and program development and design
  2. Be informed of emerging stakeholder issues and priorities
  3. Make fully informed policy decisions
  4. Maintain two-way communication between the CMF and its stakeholders
  5. Allow stakeholders to be part of, and understand, the CMF’s policy making process

Consultation Policy

In an effort to present viable and impactful solutions to some of the issues affecting stakeholders, the CMF conducts a series of working groups with industry stakeholders. These sessions allow participants and CMF staff to delve more deeply into specific, program-related issues.

Working Groups
CITY DATE TOPIC
Toronto September 24, 2019 Early Stage Development Program
Briefing Note
Montréal October 3, 2019 Experimental Stream
Briefing Note
Toronto October 24, 2019 Financing
Briefing Note
Montréal December 12, 2019 Smaller Broadcaster
Briefing Note

The meetings and sessions of this Outreach Tour provide an opportunity to review the past year, inform stakeholders about the changes to processes, discuss current projects and answer any questions about the 2019-2020 CMF program guidelines.

Outreach Schedule
CITY DATE TYPE OF MEETING TIME CMFPA REPRESENTATIVE LOCATION
Vancouver April 16, 2019 Group Morning & Afternoon Jill Samson & Stéphane Cosentino Telefilm Canada Offices
210 West Georgia Street
One-on-One Upon Request
April 17, 2019 One-on-One Upon Request
Victoria April 17, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino BC Arts Council
800 Johnson Street
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Ottawa April 25, 2019 Group Morning Mireille Darveau CAVCO Offices
15 Eddy Street (Gatineau), QC
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Halifax
(Experimental)
May 1, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Offices
1505 Barrington Street, 16th Floor – Room 1605
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Moncton
(Experimental)
May 2, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino TO BE DETERMINED
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
St. John’s, NL May 2, 2019 Group Morning Jill Samson NIFCO Offices
40 Kings Street
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Winnipeg May 8, 2019 Group Morning Daniela Mujica New Media Manitoba Offices
321 McDermot Avenue
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
May 9, 2019 Group Morning
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Regina May 10, 2019 Group Morning Daniela Mujica SMPIA Offices
1831 College Avenue, 3rd Floor
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Montréal May 14, 2019 Group French: AM
English: PM
CMFPA Team – Montréal Telefilm Canada Offices
360 Saint-Jacques Street, 5th Floor
Week of May 13 One-on-One Upon Request
Toronto May 14, 2019 Group Morning & Afternoon CMFPA Team – Toronto Telefilm Canada Offices
474 Bathurst Street, Suite 100
Week of May 13 One-on-One Upon Request
Charlottetown
(Convergent)
May 14, 2019 Group Morning Melissa Amer FilmPEI Offices
57 Watts Avenue
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Halifax
(Convergent)
May 15, 2019 Group Morning Melissa Amer Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Offices
1505 Barrington Street, 16th Floor – Room 1605
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Edmonton May 21, 2019 Group Morning Caroline Chopra & Shelley Coultish Culture & Tourism AB – Standard Life Bld
10405 Jasper Avenue, 9th Floor, Boardroom 901
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Calgary May 22, 2019 Group Morning Caroline Chopra & Shelley Coultish Culture & Tourism Alberta Offices
639 5th Ave SW
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Québec May 22, 2019 Group Morning Mireille Darveau SODEC Offices
36½ Saint-Pierre Street (LeBer House)
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Québec
(Experimental)
May 22, 2019 Group 1:30 PM Stéphane Cosentino Le Camp
125 boul. Charest Est, 2e étage

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) embarks on a cross-country consultation as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process comprises a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities (in all provinces and territories) and industry working groups.

Feedback received from stakeholders contributes to shaping CMF policy and programs for 2018-2019 and beyond.

Presentation deck for cross-country focus-groups

CITY DATE TYPE OF MEETING TIME CMFPA REPRESENTATIVE LOCATION
Vancouver April 16, 2019 Group Morning & Afternoon Jill Samson & Stéphane Cosentino Telefilm Canada Offices
210 West Georgia Street
One-on-One Upon Request
April 17, 2019 One-on-One Upon Request
Victoria April 17, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino BC Arts Council
800 Johnson Street
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Ottawa April 25, 2019 Group Morning Mireille Darveau CAVCO Offices
15 Eddy Street (Gatineau), QC
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Halifax
(Experimental)
May 1, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Offices
1505 Barrington Street, 16th Floor – Room 1605
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Moncton
(Experimental)
May 2, 2019 Group Morning Stéphane Cosentino TO BE DETERMINED
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
St. John’s, NL May 2, 2019 Group Morning Jill Samson NIFCO Offices
40 Kings Street
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Winnipeg May 8, 2019 Group Morning Daniela Mujica New Media Manitoba Offices
321 McDermot Avenue
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
May 9, 2019 Group Morning
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Regina May 10, 2019 Group Morning Daniela Mujica SMPIA Offices
1831 College Avenue, 3rd Floor
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Montréal May 14, 2019 Group French: AM
English: PM
CMFPA Team – Montréal Telefilm Canada Offices
360 Saint-Jacques Street, 5th Floor
Week of May 13 One-on-One Upon Request
Toronto May 14, 2019 Group Morning & Afternoon CMFPA Team – Toronto Telefilm Canada Offices
474 Bathurst Street, Suite 100
Week of May 13 One-on-One Upon Request
Charlottetown
(Convergent)
May 14, 2019 Group Morning Melissa Amer FilmPEI Offices
57 Watts Avenue
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Halifax
(Convergent)
May 15, 2019 Group Morning Melissa Amer Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada Offices
1505 Barrington Street, 16th Floor – Room 1605
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Edmonton May 21, 2019 Group Morning Caroline Chopra & Shelley Coultish Culture & Tourism AB – Standard Life Bld
10405 Jasper Avenue, 9th Floor, Boardroom 901
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Calgary May 22, 2019 Group Morning Caroline Chopra & Shelley Coultish Culture & Tourism Alberta Offices
639 5th Ave SW
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Québec May 22, 2019 Group Morning Mireille Darveau SODEC Offices
36½ Saint-Pierre Street (LeBer House)
One-on-One Afternoon
(upon request)
Québec
(Experimental)
May 22, 2019 Group 1:30 PM Stéphane Cosentino Le Camp
125 boul. Charest Est, 2e étage

The CMF reviewed its Accounting and Reporting Requirements (ARR) and added valuable information and examples related to accounting reporting required by all CMF applicants. Intended for producers, their accounting specialists and their accounting firms, the webcast provided an overview of important highlights of this procedure.

The ARR presents the guidelines established by the CMF with respect to the accounting and reporting of project costs with particular regard to the preparation of final cost reports and final certified activity cost statements.

The revised ARR are available in: Appendix B 2014 2015

Arr Behind The Scenes
Behind the scenes at CMF’s ARR webcast

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