2015 2016 annualreportcoverThe Community Radio Fund of Canada is pleased to provide you with its 2015-2016 Annual Report. The report was presented at our 9th Annual General Meeting which was held in Ottawa, on November 25, 2016.

Over the past year, we distributed more than $3 million to campus and community radio stations, bringing to over $10 million the funding injected in the sector since the beginning of our programs in 2009. This funding is made possible through contributions from Canada’s private radio broadcasters.

We are well aware that this contribution, although significant, does not satisfy the essential needs of the campus and community radio sector. It is therefore imperative that we continue our diversification efforts to find other sources of funding. To that end, the Fund was recently granted a non-profit organization registration number which will allow the implementation of the Community Radio Foundation of Canada. Stay tuned for more information!

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Amély Friolet-O'Neil as Executive Director. This appointment is in line with the CRFC's efforts to increase its visibility and support to Canadian campus and community radio stations.

"I am joining the team with enthusiasm," said Ms. Friolet-O'Neil, "aware that I will have an opportunity to take an active part in the development of our communities by contributing directly to the capacity-strengthening of campus and community radio."

A graduate in social sciences with a specialization in political science from the Université de Moncton, Ms. Friolet-O'Neil held the position of Executive Director of the Regroupement féministe du Nouveau-Brunswick as well as Vice-President of the Société Nationale de l'Acadie (SNA). Her professional experience and various commitments have allowed her to fully understand and contribute at all organizational levels. In addition, her background has enabled her to develop skills in leadership, governance, and partnership development. She is interested in identity dynamics, Canadian linguistic issues, and capability-strengthening of the community and associative sector.

Roger Ouellette, the President of the CRFC, said: "We are looking forward to working with Amély. Her arrival at the Fund will allow us to consolidate our achievements and to increase the Fund's support of the community and campus radio sector."

Ms. Friolet-O'Neil will officially take office this November 25.

For information:
Aymone Agossou, Program Officer
613-321-3513/1-888-583-1163 (extension 3)

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is pleased to announce the launch of the seventh round of funding under the Radiometres program.

Radiometres is a results-based program built around three outcomes: The improvement of local programming (music and/or spoken word); Better training, supervision and retention of volunteers; and the increased community engagement. It allows licensed campus and community stations to plan and complete projects that contribute to Canadian content development.

"Since its inception, the CRFC has distributed over $ 11 million to the sector. This represents a tremendous investment not only for campus and community radio stations, but for the entire Canadian broadcasting system as well as for every citizen." Says the CRFC president, Roger Ouellette.

Stations have until January 13, 2017 to submit an application for funding up to a maximum of $50,000. All campus and community radio stations with a valid CRTC license are eligible for this round of funding. For more information, please read the program guidelines. Stations will have to submit their application using the online contributions management system accessible at www.crfc-fcrc-prog.ca.

The funding for Radiometres is provided by Canada's private radio broadcasters through their Canadian Content Development (CCD) contributions, a funding mechanism established by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). These contributions will play an important part in the growth of the Canadian radio broadcasting system's community sector.

For information:
Aymone Agossou, Program Officer, 613-321-3513, ext. 3
Marie-Ève Laramée-Gauvreau, Program Officer, 613-321-3513, ext. 2