CMF Cross-Country Consultation - BC Dates
September 25, 2013
September 26, 2013
12:00 am
12:00 am

CMF embarks on cross-country consultation to meet with stakeholders

Toronto – August 06, 2013 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) will embark on a cross-country consultation this fall as part of a comprehensive consultation process. The process will comprise a number of components, including focus groups in 18 cities, in all provinces and territories; industry working groups and advisory committees; as well as online consultation.

Feedback received from stakeholders will serve to shape CMF policy moving forward as the two-year program guidelines come to an end and new guidelines are developed for 2014-2015 and beyond.

“The consultation is an important opportunity to connect and have meaningful discussions with our stakeholders” says Valerie Creighton, President and CEO. “These open and frank conversations will help us to continue to meet the needs of the industry and to shape CMF policy. With our stakeholders’ input, we can learn from the CMF’s first three years of operation and embark on the planning stages of how best we can continue to support content creation in Canada. ”

During the focus groups, all CMF stakeholders will have an opportunity to discuss the following issues, amongst others:

  • The current policy architecture of the CMF programs with two distinct funding streams: convergent and experimental.
  • The activities the CMF now supports such as predevelopment, development, production, marketing, promotion, versioning, etc.; and the expenses currently eligible at these stages.
  • The genres and essential requirements that define eligibility for Canadian content.
  • Current funding triggers and the relevance of introducing additional triggers.
  • The level of support provided by CMF to support a diversity of creative voices and the mechanisms currently employed to this effect.

Focus Groups Preliminary Schedule






September 12, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET)

Metro Toronto Convention Centre-
North Building
255 Front Street West, Toronto
Meeting space 205BD


September 16, 2013

From 9 a.m. (CT)

Radisson Plaza Saskatchewan
2125 Victoria Avenue, Regina
Wascana Room


September 16, 2013

From 3 p.m. (CT)

Delta Bessborough
601 Spadina Crescent, Saskatoon
Terrasse Lounge


September 17, 2013

From 2 p.m. (MT)

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton
One Thornton Court, 99 Street & Jasper Avenue, Edmonton
Fraser Room


September 18, 2013

From 9 a.m. (MT)

Auditorium of PWNHC in Yellowknife
4750 48th Street, Yellowknife
Museum Auditorium


September 19, 2013

From 9 a.m. (MT)

Fairmont Palliser
133 9th Avenue S.W., Calgary
Corral Room


September 23, 2013

From 9 a.m. (CT)

The Fort Garry
222 Broadway, Winnipeg
The Club Room


September 24, 2013

From 1:15 p.m. (PT)

Best Western Gold Rush Inn
411 Main Street , Whitehorse
General Store Room


September 25, 2013

From 2 p.m. (PT)

Hotel Grand Pacific
463 Belleville Street, Victoria
Gabriola Room


September 26, 2013

From 9 a.m. (PT)

Hyatt Regency
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver
Grouse/Stanley Room


October 15, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (ET) – English consultation

Palais des congrès de Montréal
159, Saint-Antoine West, Montréal
Room 512AE


October 16, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (ET) – English consultation

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau Street, Ottawa
Tudor Room


October 21, 2013

From 1:30 p.m. (AT)

Halifax Marriott Harbourfront
1919 Upper Water Street, Halifax
Acadia B Room

St. John’s

October 22, 2013

From 9 a.m. (NT)

Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland
15 Cavendish Square, St. John’s
Columbus Room


October 23, 2013

From 3 p.m. (AT)

Delta Prince Edward Hotel
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown
Chandler Room


October 24, 2013

From 9 a.m. (AT) – French consultation
From 2 p.m. (AT) – English consultation

Crowne Plaza Hotel
1005 Main Street, Moncton
Charlotte Room

Québec City

October 31, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET)

Loews Le Concorde Hotel
1225 Général-De-Montcalm Court, Québec City
Lismer-Leduc-Fortin Rooms


November 14, 2013

From 9 a.m. (ET)

The Frobisher Inn
Astro Hill, Iqaluit
Kitikmeot Room

Following the focus groups, the CMF will conduct a series of working groups and advisory committees with industry stakeholders to delve more deeply into specific, program-related issues. These include:

Working Groups and Advisory Committees Preliminary Schedule

Proposed Date


September 5

CMF’s Digital Media Measurement Framework

October 2

Performance Envelopes – production and development

October 3

Support for Documentary Projects

October 10

Funding Mechanisms: CMF’s use of recoupable and non-recoupable funding; CMF’s standard recoupment policy; envelope-based , selective and first-come, first served programs

November 4

Support for Regional Projects

Pursuant to the focus group, working group and advisory committee meetings, the CMF will convene a meeting of the National Focus Group to report out on the feedback received throughout the consultation process. This group is comprised of representatives from the broadcast distribution undertakings, broadcasters, producers, unions and guilds, private funds, provincial funding agencies and other industry associations from the television and interactive digital media sectors.

The venues and specific times for each event will be communicated as they become available. 

All documents presented and discussed during the consultation process will be posted to the CMF website.  CMF stakeholders are invited to share comments and questions via the CMF website or through our social media accounts on Twitter and Facebook.

For information on the CMF’s programs, please visit

About the Canada Media Fund
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms.  The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. Please visit

The CMF’s is a website designed to showcase and celebrate Canadian creative talent and content destined for all types of screens, from television productions to games, Web content and software and applications.

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For more information, please contact:

Consultation information:
Marie Marechaux

(514) 496-5995

Media contact:
Pierre Campeau

(416) 554-2768

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