Content Made by Canadians

One of our goals is to ensure that Canadian broadcasting content meets the needs and interests of Canadians by delivering compelling, high-quality Canadian-made creative content from diverse sources on a variety of platforms.

Among other things, we engage in public processes that:

  • generate content policies,
  • encourage linguistic duality,
  • support public affairs programming, and
  • support broadcasting for Canada’s diverse communities.

We also support the maintenance and development of Canadian talent by ensuring that Canadian artists can:

  • create content for both Canadian and global audiences,
  • that they can gain financial support, and
  • that they can promote their creations.

Other ongoing activities related to content made by Canadians include:

  • Analyzing various broadcasting licence applications from the perspective of content made by Canadians
  • Issuing Canadian Program Certification to independent Canadian program producers for TV productions that use mainly Canadian crews and talents
  • Monitoring the programming and financial performance of broadcasters to ensure they comply with regulations and licence conditions

The Future of Programming Distribution in Canada

We have prepared a digital-first report following a public process during which we gathered lots of information from the industry and from Canadians.

Learn about market insights and the future viability of all the business models that are part of the broadcasting system right now. Then check out the opportunities and risks related to all the changes that are arising. For example, discover how market shifts could impact Canadian TV and film production. Or, check out at how changes in radio broadcasting revenues could affect financial contributions used to develop Canadian music and spoken word content. Our interactive scenarios take an in-depth look at the impacts these changes could have. Finally, review the conclusions and options we are laying out to help ensure our creators can thrive in the digital era!

Canadian Content

Supporting Artists

Supporting Content Made by Canadians through Regulation



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