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

4
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 »

Get rid of Kevin O'Leary!

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Your rating: None (60 votes)
City/Town: 
Saskatoon
Categories: 
Other

April 13th, O'Leary called Amanda Lang "Absolutely Evil" & then reiterated his insult. (@33:15)
http://www.cbc.ca/video/#/News/Business/Lang_&_O%27Leary_Exchange/131943...

He has called Chris Hedges a "nutbar"
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/olearys-nutbar-remark-brea...

& calls unions "sheer evil."
http://www.nupge.ca/files/publications/MiscPDFs/CBC_Complaint_against_OL...

Name calling has no place at CBC. Read more »

Tenure for journalists

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

How about providing a form of tenure for the best journalists, similar to the tenure provided to university professors, and for the same reasons: objective, independent, long-term and in-depth research.

Canada Needs More CBC

3.60465
Your rating: None (43 votes)
City/Town: 
Cape Breton Island
Categories: 
More regional presence

First CBC needs to stop trying to be everything to everyone. CBC is at its best when it focuses on facilitating the conversation between Canadians. CBC Radio One has certainly been the most successful in this regard. Let's strengthen CBC Radio. Bring back a Morningside style forum for discussion and strengthen the regional stations so that they can create more programming and share that programming with the rest of the country. The more we as Canadians engage with each other through the CBC, the more the CBC becomes relevant. Read more »

Partying with Canadians - Rough and fun exploration of the nightlife, cottage culture, and hobbies of Canadians.

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Your rating: None (32 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver BC
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

Anybody who's seen "George Street TV" on a late night network will see the value of exploring Canada with a beer in hand and a camera in the other. It makes for good TV, and makes you proud as heck to live here.

Canada has a large number of fun and interesting people, and not all of them are particularly civic minded, spiritual, or newsmaking. Some of them party too late. Others have ridiculous ways of having fun. Some of them swear too much. Some can't keep their clothes on. Some re-create ancient battles. Some battle it out on the pond. Others in an ameteur boxing ring. Read more »

Broadcast music festivals

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Your rating: None (42 votes)
City/Town: 
Saint John
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

1. Every summer there are literally hundreds of music festivals across the country. Why not have some of them recorded and broadcast on TV and radio throughout the year?
2. Purchase and air more Canadian independent productions. As an example, there is a local film maker who has made several documentaries, and received recognition from her peers, but her work has never been aired on CBC-TV. (The file MENocracy should be seen by everyone.)
3. Get rid of stupid American programs, like "Wheel Of Fortune". It's so dumb, that it's a waste of money at any price. Read more »

Contribute to Democratic Society

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Your rating: None (88 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
Other

The CBC should adhere to the "first rule of democracy": Education, Education, Education. As our "public broadcaster, not "state/government broadcaster", it should do more to illuminate all the dark corners of society so the public is well informed about: governmental and corporate propaganda, vested interests, abuses of power, covert agendas, etc. etc. etc.

Aboriginal and First Nations content from across Canada

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Your rating: None (81 votes)
City/Town: 
Maple Ridge, B.C.
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

I like to think that everyone who lives in Canada would be interested in learning about Aboriginal Peoples and First Nations with all the rich history and wisdom contained in these cultures. These are the People whose country we have chosen to come to live in and have our children and grandchildren in. We should all show the respect that is due and claim this now as part of our heritage. We can reimagine the CBC more my re-imagining ourselves; perhaps by letting go of our past hurts or concerns, and truly becoming brothers and sisters. Read more »

Public Internet Infrastructure

2.89189
Your rating: None (37 votes)
Categories: 
More digital services

When you drill right down, the most basic mandate the CBC has had from its inception is this: keep Canadians connected with one another. It's that simple.

In the 21st Century, Canadians are no longer satisfied with one-way communication, i.e. 'broadcasting'. We now have a level of technology undreamt of at the CBC's founding in 1936 that allows not just for one-way, or even two-way communication. We now expect, and engage in, multicasting. We are today increasingly not just consumers but also the creators of our own content. Read more »

CBC Gets Behind Freedom of Speech

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Your rating: None (34 votes)
City/Town: 
Alberta
Categories: 
Other

I dream of a CBC that isn't muzzled by our government. I dream of a media maker with an investigative bent that serves democracy and the voice of the people. Iceland created the International Modern Media Initiative in response to an injunction that wound up on a journalists desk, preventing journalists from talking about a banking scandal. Journalists and media activists took a stand and created some of the most progressive freedom of speech legislation on the planet. Read more »

Community based social media

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Your rating: None (98 votes)
City/Town: 
nelson
Categories: 
More digital services

Social media is the new norm, even corporate influence is having a hard time keeping up. If we mix an old school idea, community television with internet based content on a national level, then not only will we be on the leading edge of journalism, we can protect the CBC from corporate influence. Canadians can create media and post it as they wish, the most popular or politically/socially pressing issues can be presented in a similar format to RT or Democracy Now, two internet based media outlets that are popular with the people. Read more »