13 Aug 2016

JOB POSTING

Are you looking for a challenging job opportunity? The CRFC is currently seeking a bilingual Executive Director.

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is an independent not-for-profit funding organization. Its mandate is to support licenced campus and community radio stations in their work as local broadcasters in communities across Canada.

The Executive Director is responsible for leading this work, taking direction from the Board of Directors. This includes managing CRFC operations, as well as the coordination and implementation of the Fund's development, communications, stakeholder relations and strategic plans.

This is a full-time (40-hour/week) position with a salary range of $65,000 to $80,000, commensurate with skills and experience.

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and résumé to [email protected] by the end of the business day on Tuesday, September 6, 2016. Estimated start is early October 2016.

Please see the job posting for more information.

The Board and staff of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) are sad to announce that Program Officer Josée Dallaire is leaving us — but happy that it’s because she has found a permanent position with another national not-for-profit organisation.

Josée started in November 2015 as a maternity leave replacement for Marie-Ève Laramée-Gauvreau, who will be returning in November to join Program Officer Aymone Agossou.

In the nine months since she began, Josée brought passion and professionalism to the position, drawing on her previous experience working for a grants and contributions program at the Department of Canadian Heritage.

She worked to support stations across the country on a number of projects, including CIFA-FM in Saulnierville, NS who recently produced the album “Envole” featuring fourteen local musicians, some of whom were also interviewed on the station, and participated in two live shows for the launch of the album.

CFYT-FM in Dawson City, YK used Radiometres funding to establish a “Radio School” with 60 workshops training new volunteers in production and on-air broadcasting.

And CKUW-FM in Winnipeg, MB used a small grant to create “Fast Forward News Report” a 19-part current affairs series that was broadcast on the station and made available on YouTube.     

“From the beginning Josée was very committed to helping stations do interesting and important work in their local communities,” said CRFC chair Roger Ouellette. “This is why the CRFC exists, helping stations help Canadians.” 

Since it was founded in 2007, the CRFC has distributed more than $10-Million to 127 different campus and community radio stations across Canada for 454 different projects.

CRFC funding 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 play a crucial role ensuring a diversity of voices and perspectives in the Canadian radio broadcasting system.

The Board of Directors of the Community Radio Fund of Canada regrets to announce that Derek Stack, recently appointed Executive Director, is no longer with the organization. Details on the interim management of the CRFC are being put in place, and we will begin the process to identify a new Executive Director as soon as possible.

Since it was founded in 2007, the CRFC has distributed more than $10-Million to 127 different campus and community radio stations across Canada for over 440 projects.

Our funding 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 play an important part in the success of the Canadian radio broadcasting system's community sector.

The CRFC awards over $200,000 to 21 stations through its Youth on Air! program

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is happy to announce the recipients of the most recent round of its Youth on Air! program. Over $200,000 was awarded to 21 campus and community radio stations that will hire interns this summer in order to offer them a unique and rewarding radio experience.

"After the program's success last year, we really wanted to bring back Youth on Air! It's incredible to see everything that the stations are able to accomplish with the extra resource, especially during the summer! It also allows the young interns to gain valuable experience. It's a win-win situation," says Roger Ouellette, president of the CRFC.

This summer, interns will be hired at radio stations from one coast of the country to the other. They will have the opportunity to go in the field, meet members of their community, and attend special events, shows or festivals. They will also produce documentaries, local newscasts or specialized shows all while gaining hands-on broadcasting skills.

"Kootenay Co-op Radio's studio is located in Nelson, a small city of 10,000 people in a relatively remote rural area of the B.C. interior. We broadcast to a number of smaller communities nearby. There are no broadcasting or journalism schools in the area, therefore there are no local opportunities for young people who want to build careers in radio or print journalism to get comprehensive training. Our radio station offers community members basic training in radio and journalism, and an opportunity to learn skills in a safe and supportive environment, but we do not have the resources to provide specialized training in news and public affairs production to our volunteers. This grant will allow us to provide two local young people interested in radio or journalism with a more comprehensive skill set," explains Catherine Fisher, Chair of the Board at CJLY 93.5 FM, 96.5 FM, 107.5 FM in Nelson, B.C.

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

Since its founding in 2007, the Community Radio Fund of Canada has awarded more than $10 million to 127 different campus and community radio stations for a total of 454 projects.

Here is the complete list of this year's Youth on Air recipients:

CFFF 92.7 FM - Peterborough, Ont.: Summer Events Intern Correspondant ($10,000)
CFIM 92.7 FM - Cap-aux-Meules, Que.: Les gabotages de CFIM ($10,000)
CFJU 90.1 FM - Kedgwick, N.B.: Correspondant jeunesse ($10,000)
CFRO 100.5 FM - Vancouver, B.C: Diverse Voices – Storytelling through Sound ($10,000)
CFUV 101.9 FM - Victoria, B.C.: CFUV Programming Legacy Project ($9,860)
CHIP 101.7 FM - Fort-Coulonge, Que. : Stage au cœur de l'actualité du Pontiac ($9,500)
CHOQ 105.1 FM - Toronto, Ont.: Animation/production de bulletins d'information locale ($10,000)
CICW 101.1 FM - Fergus, Ont.: Expanding Youth Work Experience Opportunities in Community Radio ($9,997)
CILS 107.9 FM - Victoria, B.C.: Les stagiaires font leur show ($9,474)
CiTR 101.9 FM - Vancouver, B.C.: Community Broadcast Coordinator ($10,000)
CJEU 1670 AM - Gatineau, Que.: L'émission ($10,000)
CJLY 93.5 FM, 96.5 FM, 107.5 FM - Nelson, B.C.: Kootenay Co-op Radio News and Public Affairs Youth Internships ($9,825)
CJMP 90.1 FM - Powell River, B.C.: CJMP Production Assistant Internship ($7,705)
CJSW 90.9 FM - Calgary, Alta.: Academic Content Coordinator ($8,830)
CKAR 88.7 FM - Huntsville, Ont.: Bringing An Intern Into the Real World ($10,000)
CKHA 100.9 FM - Haliburton, Ont.: The Future of the Haliburton Highlands ($7,654)
CKOA 89.7 FM - Glace Bay, N.S.: News and Current Affairs Programming Internship ($10,000)
CKRH 98.5 FM - Halifax, N.S.: Bonjour Halifax et une radio par et pour les jeunes ($9,990)
CKUM 93.5 FM - Moncton, N.B.: Vend'êté ($10,000)
CKUT 90.3 FM - Montréal, Que.: CKUT News Headline Producer ($9,662)
CKXU 88.3 FM - Lethbridge, Alta.: CKXU 88.3 FM Community Events and Promotions Assistant ($10,000)