The Canadian Radio-Television Commission (CRTC) has approved an application for a new, national, English-language Category B specialty television programming service called The Philanthropy Channel. The new channel will introduce Canadians to inspiring people and organizations whose philanthropic work makes Canada and the world a better place.
“This channel is the first of its kind”, said Peter Clarke, founder and President. “Launching The Philanthropy Channel in Canada is especially appropriate because Canadians are world leaders in philanthropy.” More than 160,000 charities and non-profit organizations are registered in Canada, over $1.5 billion is dispersed annually by more than 3,000 Canadian philanthropic foundations, and more than 12 million Canadians offers his or her services as a volunteer every year.
Among other things, the network will offer programming about the philanthropic interests of private individuals and foundations, as well as pop-culture icons such as Bill Gates, Bono and Oprah Winfrey.
“The Philanthropy Channel is where like-minded people will be able to share their stories and passion for giving and helping at all levels,” Clarke said. “As an independent Canadian broadcaster, we are excited to provide a service that gives voice to those people and organizations that shape social change in our communities and around the world. The Philanthropy Channel will appeal to the philanthropist in all of us.”