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 »

Think globally, act locally

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
More regional presence

I love the CBC. I eat it up with a spoon. But what I find frustrating is the lack of focus on local/regional content. I wish the CBC would help local artists, shops and individuals by having more air time (tv, radio, web etc..) to showcase us all !! As a musician, nothing excites me more than airing on CBC !

Make CBC our Customizable Hub for All Media, a la Youtube + Twitter

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Your rating: None (13 votes)
City/Town: 
Newmarket
Categories: 
Other

Make CBC like blogs + twitter + youtube, but on steroids!

Make CBC a hub for all content imaginable that users can customize into streams for their own consumption or other's consumption. This is essentially what most highly successful internet organisations are doing!

Stratford

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Your rating: None (19 votes)
City/Town: 
Stratford
Categories: 
Other

More Balance!

Broaden the CBC's political spectrum

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Your rating: None (98 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto
Categories: 
Other

The CBC needs to focus on broadening its target audience to include all of Canada. It has generally done a better job of representing the Canadian left, and the eastern half of the country. If having a free public broadcaster is so important for democracy, right wing Canadians should share in that benefit as well. Otherwise they will be driven into the arms of Sun media. The Conservative government wouldn't be going after them if their base out west didn't agree with their stance. Read more »

Connect with Classrooms

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Surrey, B.C.
Categories: 
Other

Use the CBC and its archives as "texts" in classrooms instead of spending money on useless textbooks.

iPlayer

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Your rating: None (12 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
More digital services

The CBC needs to look at an equivalent of the BBC iPlayer to broadcast their programming.

More funding for original programming; better online archives.

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Your rating: None (16 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Other

- increase funding for original programming on Radio 1
- archive all programs
- improve navigation and search engine of online archives
- keep archives online longer

Digital Media

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Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
Kitchener
Categories: 
More digital services

The CBC should strive to partner with digital distribution platforms, such as Netflix, the Microsoft X-box platform, or other "smartTV"/smartphone services. As content shifts away from traditional television distribution, it is integral for the CBC to remain accessible to these changing strategies.

More engaging talk radio

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Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
Waterloo
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

Create more shows that invite guests on to discuss culture, put conversations together about cultural products or events, or how about some good radio plays (that don't remind me of war, like Afghanada) and ditch some of the repetitive hours-long news talk. I hear and read enough news as it is. If you want time for more indepth discussion or analysis, why not focus news updates on single stories instead of repeating headlines every half hour. I love listening to talk radio, but as is the CBC gets boring.

Drop coverage of professional sports

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Your rating: None (26 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Other

CBC TELEVISION:
1. News only programs
2. National news show should reflect the whole country
3. Drop coverage of professional sports
4. Develop CBC News on demand

CBC RADIO
1. Stick with one music format per channel