Available Programs

The CRFC's programs must aim to achieve the CRTC's objectives related to the development of Canadian content. And so, funding must be dedicated to volunteerism, programming and community participation. Funded projects must include direct expenses that are allocated to the support, promotion, training, and development of Canadian music, spoken word, and journalistic talent.

Funding is available to not-for-profit stations who hold a CRTC-issued campus, community-based campus, campus instructional, or community radio broadcasting licence in Canada. Funding distributed under the programs is provided by Canada’s commercial radiobroadcasters through a portion of their Canadian Content Development (CCD) contributions.



Radiometres has been created to meet both the requirements of the CRTC and the needs of 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 three outcomes of the program are: (1) High-quality, locally-reflective music and spoken word programming; (2) Skilled and sustainable volunteer participation in local content creation and operations; and (3) Diverse community participation in governance, programming, and content.

Deadline: Program closed. Next call for proposals planned in January 2019.