Representative (non-voting), Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ)
Martin is the executive director of ARCQ. He has a degree in marketing and he has proven himself in the field of information technology. Read More
Representative (non-voting), Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (ARC du Canada)
François is the executive director of ARC du Canada. He has been in the radio sector since 1984. He started his career as a sports caster in the Gatineau region. In 1994, François joined community radio as a program director in Cornwall, Ontario.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Ashly has over eight years of experience working and volunteering in broadcasting. As a volunteer, and later as a staff member at CFUV 101.9 FM, Victoria’s Campus Community Radio Station, Ashly learned the important role campus community radio plays in the Canadian broadcasting landscape. Most recently she has enjoyed a career in commercial radio, namely as Assistant Promotions Director, Radio at Bell Media in Vancouver. Read More
Sylvain Lafrance has spent his career in media and, more specifically, in the world of Canadian radio. His many years in public broadcasting have enabled him to know the issues in different regions of the country, particularly the issues faced by regional communities. Leader in the field of broadcasting, recognized as such in Canada and in the international community, M. Lafrance demonstrates his extensive expertise through innovation, creativity and inspiring management style in all his achievements. He demonstrates strategic leadership that facilitates collaborations and income generation. He also brings a strategic vision with boards nationally and internationally and knows how to create exchanges and convergence of ideas. He is recognized by his peers for his integrity and commitment to the projects he undertakes.
Moncton, New Brunswick
Monique Levesque, member of the Chartered Professional Accountants of New Brunswick, is an accounting and personal tax professor at the University of Moncton. She seeks to engage with minority communities as well as with organisations and companies that wish to promote heritage and cultural spaces.
Heather Meek is an experienced bilingual granting administrator with a strong record of providing support to a diverse artistic community. She holds a MBA from the Schulich School of Business and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Windsor.
Louise Poirier was a Commissioner at the CRTC for 5 years. From 1999 to 2008, she was elected city councillor for the cities of Hull and Gatineau. The positions she has occupied include: president of the Société de transport de l’Outaouais (STO), member of Gatineau’s Comité exécutif, president of the Corporation de l’aéroport exécutif de Gatineau-Ottawa, president of the Commission de la culture and president of the Québec Caucus for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. Louise has always thought of herself as a communicator, as evidenced by her work as host for both radio and television, such as Radio-Canada and other private stations. She has written for print media, including Le Droit, Le Soleil, and specialized magazines like Le Bel Age and Géo Plein Air. She led the Télé-Québec Outaouais office and collaborated with private producers on producing and hosting various television programs, broadcasted on TFO among others.
Representative (non-voting), The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC)
Barry has been a programmer on Campus/Community Radio since 1999 when he launched a dance music radio show called Amplified Radio. Barry decided this past fall it was time to retire that show, which successfully had a run of 15 years and 725 episodes. The show started on CFRU in Guelph, grew to being on over 50 internet stations from around the world and for its final few years on 9 NCRA stations. He also hosted a variety of shows including 7 years of a "chill-out" show, live-to-airs (Politics, Sports, Social Justice, etc.) and a news show. Work wise, Barry joined CFRU in 2007 and spent time as the stations Technical Coordinator, Administrator and three contract periods as the Station Manager. He also spent about 3 years as the Chair or Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. During College, he worked for 3 years at CHYM-FM, a commercial radio station, as a producer. For the past little while he help to develop social media policy for non-profits through Infinite SM out of Toronto, and have spent time developing a service for seniors around nostalgic music and music therapy for individuals challenged with Alzheimer and other types of dementia.
Representative, Private Radio Broadcasters
Christine brings forward a wealth of knowledge from her educational and past work experience. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from Bishop’s University, with concentrations in both Finance and Business Management. She has worked for the Federal Government, including the Privy Council Office as well as the Prime Minister's Office in Ottawa before joining Investors Group, in 2012, where she works as a Financial Consultant.
Christine has had extensive consulting experience working with businesses to help them in a wide array of services, ranging from marketing strategies, to developing business plans and market feasibility studies. She has also had a wide range of working experience in small, medium and large organizations. Read More