The OpenMedia.ca Network
Acanac is one of Canada's largest independent ISPs. They are currently servicing over 70,000 clients and are still growing.
Agentic Communications is a web development agency in Vancouver that works in Canada and the US with medium to large social mission organizations. We help them build their online digital ecology through fantastic design, thoughtful strategy and seamless implementation.
Formed by a group of teachers and media professionals, the British Columbia Association for Media Education was issued its certificate of incorporation as a non-profit society by the British Columbia Registrar of Companies in August 1991. See their brochure here.
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF), established in 1917, is the union of professionals representing 41,000 public school teachers in the province of British Columbia, Canada. All public school teachers belong to the BCTF and their local teachers' association.
Fiercely independent and (often irreverent) news & views, Briarpatch Magazine delves into today’s most pressing challenges from a radical, grassroots perspective, aiming always to challenge, inspire and empower its readers.
CACTUS stands for the Canadian Association of Campus and Community Television User Groups and Stations. CACTUS is an online resource and meeting place for campus and community television volunteers, producers, station managers, advocates and activists.
Founded in 1951, CAUT is the national voice for academic staff. Today, representing 65,000 teachers, librarians, researchers and other academic professionals and general staff, CAUT is an outspoken defender of academic freedom and works actively in the public interest to improve the quality and accessibility of post-secondary education in Canada.
The Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC) was established at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law in the fall of 2003. It is the first legal clinic of its kind in Canada.
CANYAP, Canadian Youth About Politics, is a not-for-profit organization whose goal is to reduce political apathy among Canadian youth. While they hold conferences locally throughout Canada, most of their activity is online at www.canyap.ca, where youth can debate and read about Canadian and international politics. Youth are notorious for how few of them are politically active and politically aware, but with its Canada-wide network of writers and local ambassadors, CANYAP intends to change that.
CLA-NCR exists to inform and educate the public as to the existence and enforcement of human rights and civil liberties in Canada.
Founded in 1985, the Council of Canadians is Canada’s largest citizens’ organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.
The Canadian Media Guild is a democratic trade union, duly recognized and certified under federal and provincial labour legislation. We currently have nearly six thousand members, all of whom work in the Canadian media.
C.M.E.S. exists to promote neighbourhood television. We have three goals: participation, public access, and independent administration of the community channel.
Democracy Watch's website is the #1 citizen organization website in the world listed when you search the Internet using Google.ca and the search words "democracy" or "government ethics" or "honesty in politics" or "bank accountability" or "corporate responsibility".
In business since 1988, Distributel Communications is 100% Canadian-owned, and one of the pioneers of the competitive long-distance industry in Canada.
Although the term 'small press' usually applies only to projects of a printed or 'self-published' nature (e.g.: 'zines'), the ESPA defines 'small press' as almost any independent creative venture that includes the 'documentation' of visual media, literature, photography, web-based/media arts, or any combination thereof. We also encourage film/video and musical/performance projects, as we recognize both the importance of these mediums as viable cultural expressions, and the similarities between independently 'publishing' books and independently 'publishing' music, film and videos.
Fongo is disrupting the mobile communications world with one simple concept: Free. Customers save hundreds of dollars per year with free calling, free messaging, a free phone number and free premium services delivered via a rich content mobile media platform. For more information visit www.fongo.com.
HEU, the B.C. Health Services Division of CUPE and B.C.'s largest health care union, represents 43,000 health workers in acute care, long-term care and community services. HEU is active on health policy issues; women's rights; pay equity; labour issues; health and safety; and in national campaigns in defence of Medicare.
Koumbit is a Montreal-based non-profit organisation established in 2004 whose primary activity consists of developing and hosting web sites for other non-profits, as well as helping them appropriate emerging information technology tools. Its founding principles are based on participatory economics, social justice and free/open source software.
Media Action envisions a media environment, which respects and reflects people in all their diversity,
celebrates their capacity and contribution, and nurtures rather than erodes their self-esteem and opportunities.
Media Action promotes gender equity through media analysis and action.
Megaphone is a Vancouver street paper that is sold by homeless and low-income vendors. Vendors buy the paper for 50 cents and sell the magazine to customers by donation. All money from the transaction goes into the pocket of the vendor. Megaphone's mission is to provide opportunities and a voice for socially excluded people while helping inform people in Vancouver about issues that affect their communities.
The National Campus and Community Radio Association is the non-profit national association of organizations and individuals committed to volunteer-based, community-oriented radio broadcasting.
The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good.
PIAC is a non-profit organization that provides legal and research services on behalf of consumer interests, and, in particular, vulnerable consumer interests, concerning the provision of important public services.
Pull Focus is a non-profit film school that helps students develop story ideas for compelling, authentic, thought provoking documentary films. Students are taught to write, produce, film and edit, broadcast-quality, 10 minute mini docs to advance the media content of charity organizations.
News and views from voices across Canada - from veteran reporters, to citizen journalists, to you. Articles, blogs, podcasts, video.
Roam helps Canadians traveling to the US stay connected by providing affordable talk, text and data plans. Roam Free.
The Ruth & Henry Goodman Fund for Social & Ecological Justice is a family fund that assists those organizations who are working to create a more just and equitable world.
Skyway West is an independent ISP exclusively serving business since 1996. We add value to ADSL, Cable, Fibre, T1 and Fixed Wireless by prioritizing your traffic, bonding different Internet services and failing over from one service to another. Recommended by IT and Communication professionals.
Straight Goods is a watchdog working for Canadian consumers and citizens. The purpose of Straight Goods is to help you save money, protect your rights and untangle spin with investigative reports, features, forums, archives, and links to many others who share our values.
TekSavvy Solutions Inc was founded in January of 1998. Their focus is to provide a complete IT Business Solution, from the look & feel to security & functionality.
The Tyee has attracted some of the best journalists in B.C. who have broken many important stories. We've published viewpoints banished from corporate media and shined a light on corners of the province Big Media ignores. We've provided a showcase for young talent and a forum for readers who post their opinions after our stories. We're your independent daily online magazine reaching every corner of B.C. and beyond.
The Vancouver Observer is an online platform for bloggers, writers, reporters, photographers and filmmakers. It offers an infrastructure that utilizes professional editors, designers and open-source developers to create a platform that publishes Vancouvercentric news and features all day.
W2 is a community media arts centre opening soon in the Woodward's heritage building in Vancouver, BC. W2 will feature a 150-capacity performance space, community TV studio, FM radio station, gallery, social enterprise café, letterpress studio, telepresence and mobile media programs, and more.
Canada's largest membership-based wilderness preservation organization.
We are from Canada and the USA, a community of professional journalists, media makers, communications officers, and other media professionals who share a commitment to build a communications environment that is open to all and founded on respect for human dignity.
Pink Triangle Press, in operation since 1971, produces the Xtra group of publications – Canada's largest and most widely read gay and lesbian newspapers.