13th September 2013

Canada Media Fund Focus Group Tour Underway

Canada Media FundYesterday over 100 participants met with the Canada Media Fund (CMF) in Toronto as part of the first focus group of a cross-country consultation that includes stops in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories. Throughout the rest of the month of September, focus groups are being held in the Western provinces and territories. In October and November, the consultation will continue in other Canadian cities.

The CMF invites stakeholders to join the conversation on its consultation process through the Twitter hashtag #CMFconsults. The CMF reminds stakeholders that they are invited to attend one of the focus groups. Feedback received from stakeholders will serve to shape CMF policy moving forward as the two-year program guidelines come to an end and new guidelines are developed for 2014-2015 and beyond.

During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss the following issues, amongst others:

  • The current policy architecture of the CMF programs with two distinct funding streams: convergent and experimental.
  • The activities the CMF now supports such as predevelopment, development, production, marketing, promotion, versioning, etc.; and the expenses currently eligible at these stages.
  • The genres and essential requirements that define eligibility for Canadian content.
  • Current funding triggers and the relevance of introducing additional triggers.
  • The level of support provided by CMF to support a diversity of creative voices and the mechanisms currently employed to this effect.

Industry Consultation Presentation (PDF)

Stakeholders can quickly and easily register online. By registering, stakeholders can help the CMF plan the meetings according to expected attendance.







September 16, 2013

From 9 a.m. (CT)

Radisson Plaza Saskatchewan
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina
Wascana Room


September 16, 2013

From 3 p.m. (CT)

Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon
Terrasse Lounge


September 17, 2013

From 2 p.m. (MT)

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton
One Thornton Court, 99 Street & Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Fraser Room


September 18, 2013

From 9 a.m. (MT)

Auditorium of PWNHC in Yellowknife
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife
Museum Auditorium


September 19, 2013

From 9 a.m. (MT)

Fairmont Palliser
133 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Corral Room


September 23, 2013

From 9 a.m. (CT)

The Fort Garry
222 Broadway, Winnipeg
The Club Room


September 24, 2013

From 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street , Whitehorse
General Store Room


September 25, 2013

From 2 p.m. (PT)

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street, Victoria
Gabriola Room


September 26, 2013

From 9 a.m. (PT)

Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Grouse/Stanley Room


October 15, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (ET) – English consultation

Palais des congrès de Montréal
159, Saint-Antoine West, Montréal
Room 512AE


October 16, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (ET) – English consultation

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Tudor Room


October 21, 2013

From 1:30 p.m. (AT)

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax
Acadia B Room

St. John’s

October 22, 2013

From 9 a.m. (NT)

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
15 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Columbus Room


October 23, 2013

From 3 p.m. (AT)

Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Chandler Room


October 24, 2013

From 9 a.m. (AT) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (AT) – English consultation

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street, Moncton
Charlotte Room

Québec City

October 31, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET)

Loews Le Concorde Hotel
1225 Général-De-Montcalm Court, Québec City
Lismer-Leduc-Fortin Rooms


November 14, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET)

The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill, Iqaluit
Kitikmeot Room

All documents presented and discussed during the consultation process will be posted to the CMF website. CMF stakeholders are invited to share comments and questions via the CMF website’s Feedback section or through our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

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  1. Tami Quiring (@VillageGamer)
    1:25 am on September 13th, 2013

    .@CMF_FMC Focus Group Tour Underway http://t.co/kvTh8m8LJc #eyeoncanada #wecreatebc

  2. @MrMBlackmore
    1:53 am on September 13th, 2013

    RT @VillageGamer: .@CMF_FMC Focus Group Tour Underway http://t.co/kvTh8m8LJc #eyeoncanada #wecreatebc

  3. @CMPAUpdates
    5:35 am on September 13th, 2013

    RT @MrMBlackmore: RT @VillageGamer: .@CMF_FMC Focus Group Tour Underway http://t.co/ZRUedVR36P #eyeoncanada #wecreatebc

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