A huge thanks to those who joined us on Monday, May 7th for the interactive live-video-stream of our ReimagineCBC.ca public forum! We brought together seasoned professionals, up-and-coming CBC talent, outside experts, media innovators, and citizens in a celebratory event that added new energy to the CBC and helped to articulate a fresh vision for public media. Further details about the event can be found here.

Reimagine CBC is a collaborative brainstorming forum...

As digital technology is breaking old business models, it is also enabling new forms of participation in our culture, economy and governance. Perhaps most importantly, it’s connecting Canadians as never before. Public media organizations have a mandate to serve citizens, and this puts them in a unique position to add value and opportunity in this period of change.

The CBC is in the process of conducting a major strategic review both internally and through outside regulators. The question is, who will shape the CBC of the future? We think Canadians should. To add your idea to the forum,hit the “I have an Idea!” button on the right, or make a post on social media via Facebook or Twitter. And don't forget to vote for your favourite ideas below.

We'll be facilitating the discussion, bringing the best ideas to the CBC and engaging with decision-makers to turn your ideas into reality. Join a community of Canadians working to reimagine the CBC, and make it yours!

**PLEASE NOTE: This project is not officially affiliated with the CBC in any way, but we're optimistic our input will be valued and well received.

Environmental forum

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Your rating: None (25 votes)
City/Town: 
Ladysmith, BC
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

Hi. I would like to see a forum about the protection from, and work about reducing, global warming. Read more »

Human Rights Program

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Your rating: None (68 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
More openness

I am hoping the CBC could do a program to show viewers some of the human rights abuses that have taken place throughout our history up to present to educate the many Canadians that remain in the dark.

Out with the TV. UP with the Radio and digital.

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Your rating: None (44 votes)
City/Town: 
Consul
Categories: 
Other

Being television is insanely expensive and no one watches it anyway. And being the CBC produces the BEST radio programming on the planet. I suggest;
Concentrating CBC into Radio One, Radio Two, Radio Three and maybe a Radio Four.
Continue the excellent online presence.
Continue to support Sirius Radio. Each Radio service should be present on Sirius.
Television should be deleted and that money used for RADIO.

CBC as a leader on social media

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Your rating: None (21 votes)
Categories: 
More digital services

CBC should take a leading role in exploring how social media can be used to improve the connections between journalists/professional mediamakers and citizens. They should prioritize using Facebook, twitter and all other platforms to engage Canadians more meaningfully, and really experiment with social media as an engine of civic dialogue. What would a CBC Tumblr that was curated by the community of fans and supporters look like?

Toque sessions

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City/Town: 
Vancouver, BC

I really love how CBC has put on the Toque Sessions music series. I'd love to see more on-the-ground promotion of artists, etc.

Return to Radio Arts

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Your rating: None (25 votes)
City/Town: 
Burnaby, BC
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

A return to diverse source Radio Drama and a regional Radio Drama presence on the network.
A year of network and regional Radio Drama costs less to produce than a week of Newsworld.
Television is expensive and inefficient. Radio is cost effective and efficient.
Radio Drama puts more money into the hands of the artistic community of writers, musicians, actors, and production associates than any television show ever has. Read more »

Improve the way the CBC board and president are chosen

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Your rating: None (79 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto
Categories: 
More openness

Make CBC truly independent and accountable to Canadians through new appointment process for the board and president.

Open source Video Archive for Film-makers

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Your rating: None (32 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
More digital services

I think that the CBC should create an easy to use open source video archive of its broadcast material. Read more »

The CBC -- a trusted source for what Canadians need to know

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Your rating: None (34 votes)
City/Town: 
Port Hope
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

My attempt to Re-imagine the CBC.

In the new volume Crime in Canada, which is part of the Oxford University Press series Issues in Canada, author Diane Crocker reports that few of the policy changes in the recently-passed Omnibus Crime Bill are supported by research. To her mind, some of the proponents of those policies "in fact seem to be turning their backs outright on research." She continues as follows: Read more »

Encourage participation on cbc.ca by displaying reader comments immediately - as theglobeandmail.com does - instead of requiring moderator pre-approval.

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Your rating: None (22 votes)
Categories: 
More openness

How does the Globe and Mail web site attract such an active and articulate community of commentators? One likely reason is that they allow readers' comments to appear on their web site immediately. Commentators want to see their comments immediately, and they want to be able to respond to each other. Read more »

Keep CBC Awesome! Cut the trash!

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Your rating: None (54 votes)
City/Town: 
Sarnia, ON
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

CBC, at least by comparison to most of the alternatives, provides high quality national news programming.

However, every so often... much air time is spent reporting on something speculative about a celebrity or something resembling "celebrity gossip" and not actual relevant news.

Air time for important Canadian news or social crisis or important stories shouldn't be put on the backburner for several minutes so we can hear more about an American actor's drug problem or a visit from the royal couple. Read more »