The CRFC continues its training grants program, Youth on Air!   

 

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) invites all campus and community radio stations to submit an application for this second round of funding for the Youth on Air! program.  Stations will once again take advantage of the energy and creativity of interns in their station thanks to the program.  This program offers a unique radio experience to youth who are passionate about radio by means of training grants.

“We are very happy and proud of the results achieved in the first round of funding of the Youth on Air! program.  These young radio enthusiasts contribute to the vitality of the sector and to the thriving of campus and community radios,” says the president of the CRFC, Roger Ouellette.   

Youth on Air! is geared towards campus and community radios interested in working with young Canadians in search of training, education and mentorship opportunities. The program’s goal is to foster radio talent and, consequently, strengthen stations’ capacities and productivity.

"This was nothing like I was expecting and I want to say a big thank you to The Grand at 92.9 FM and to the Youth on Air! program because it has made a 100% impact in my life. I cannot wait to work in radio broadcasting in the future as a full time job," states a former intern from the Youth on air! program at CICW 92.9 FM (Fergus, Ontario).

Stations have until February 29, 2016 to submit an application for funding up to a maximum of $10,000.  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 funding application using an online contributions management system accessible at www.crfc-fcrc-prog.ca.

Funding for Youth on Air! 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 Community Radio Fund of Canada is pleased to provide you with its 2014-2015 Annual Report. The report was presented at our 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM) which was held at the National Arts Centre, in Ottawa, on November 27, 2015.

CRFC Annual ReportFirst off, the Annual Report features our new logo. Along with our new online management system, these are the first steps towards improving our communications tools in order to position ourselves with an eye to the future.

New this year is the Youth on Air! pilot program, which offers training grants to youth aged 16 to 30. Although smaller than our Radiometres program, it enables us to diversify the funding we offer to stations

Through the Radiometres program, which is currently the cornerstone of our funding, we’ve increased the funding available per individual station from $30,000 to $50,000 and partnership projects can receive up to $250,000.

Launched in 2012, Radiometres has provided over $6 Million to 115 stations throughout Canada for the implementation of 227 projects, bringing to $7.3 Million the total funding distributed by the CRFC to the campus and community radio sector.

The CRFC is grateful for the contributions from Canada’s private radio broadcasters that make these programs possible.

Our main challenge in the coming years will be to diversify our sources of revenues. To this end, the CRFC has prepared the groundwork for the creation of the Community Radio Foundation of Canada, an independant faction of our organisation.

Campus and community stations play a vital role in the Canadian broadcasting system. And the CRFC is proud to be here to help support them. We are excited to see what we can do in the coming years.