The members, staff and directors of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) are saddened by the recent death of Mr. Peter Fleming. A stalwart in Canada’s broadcasting industry for more than 40 years, Peter shared his experience, charm and whit while serving on the CRFC’s Board of Directors from April 2015 until his passing June 15th, 2016. Our deepest condolences go out to Peter’s family and friends.

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)

10 Apr 2016


The Community Radio Fund of Canada is looking for a Project Officer for the summer!

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) is an independent not-for-profit funding organization. Its mandate is to provide support to the more than 180 campus and community radio stations in Canada and to foster a well-resourced, dynamic, and accessible media sector that delivers strong local community broadcasting.

One of the two funding programs currently offered to campus and community radio stations by the CRFC is Radiometres. The program was created to meet both the requirements of the CRTC and the needs of the campus and community radio sector. In order to do so, the CRFC has established an outcomes-based approach program. This approach is focused on funding what the stations need and then measuring how successful they were in getting there. The program is flexible when it comes to the activities that are undertaken by the station.

The CRFC is seeking a full-time fully bilingual (English/French) project officer for a determinate period from May 30, 2016 to September 2, 2016 (14 weeks).

This is a full-time (35-hour/week) position with a salary of $15 per hour for a total duration of 14 weeks.

Applicants are asked to forward a cover letter and résumé clearly stating for what position they are applying by the end of the business day on April 29th, 2016, at the following address: [email protected].

We thank everyone for applying, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Please see the job posting for more information.