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 »

Featuring: Canadians

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Your rating: None (16 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

This is one theme with two sections:

1) feature Canadians that have skills that are public facing-in other words every single week (or even twice a week) have a half-hour segment that features a Canadian entertainer. Maybe they can stop moving to the US for their careers if we gave even a fraction of the promotion US entertainers get. And by entertainers I mean singers, actors, writers, musicians, comedians, dancers, film and television producers, radio producers etc. Read more »

Better online news

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Your rating: None (17 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto

CBC News online should be a great source of information. Unfortunately, it's currently a pale imitation of their Radio news broadcasts, which go into way more depth. In fact, you could probably transcribe the radio news and make for a better read online. Whoever writes online news for CBC mostly seems to rewrite the press release they received. This is so frustrating because it's probably the cheapest and easiest thing to do.

No Commercials on CBC Newsworld

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

The CBC's news service should not be dependant on the airing of extremely poor quality commercials.

Better Canadian Content

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

* I am a teacher and know we need more youth centred time appropriate programs from early childhood to teens; Electric Company was fabulous and still is as a very fun literacy tool. And it's entertaining.

* Some kind of youth hosted political literacy program to help youth view and "participate" in Parliamentary debates. Links to information from local municipalities across Canada to help youth see the issues are many times common and yet unique and they are the future problem solvers.

* Youth programs once a week that feature both Classical and Jazz. Read more »

1 Minute of Radio Art

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

For one minute, every day on Radio 1, listeners would be treated to a work of sound art by a Canadian artist. It could be placed anywhere in the schedule, but preferably at a regular time, so listeners would know when to tune in. No lengthy explanation given, just the piece, the title, and the author of the work. It could be a piece specifically prepared for this segment, or an excerpt of a lengthier work. Read more »

Featuring: Canadians

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

This is one theme with two sections:

1) feature Canadians that have skills that are public facing-in other words every single week (or even twice a week) have a half-hour segment that features a Canadian entertainer. Maybe they can stop moving to the US for their careers if we gave even a fraction of the promotion US entertainers get. And by entertainers I mean singers, actors, writers, musicians, comedians, dancers, film and television producers, radio producers etc. Read more »

The 4th estate of democracy

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

I would like to see a news program which contrasts the news with old news from years or decades past on the same subject.
I would like to see the CBC broadcasting over the air everywhere in Canada so that people like me who watch over "bunny ear" antennaes can be assured of receiving the signal everywhere. I am willing to pay higher taxes to pay for increased funding for the CBC. . CBC is the foundation of the 4th estate of democracy in Canada.

Online games!

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Your rating: None (13 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto

Canada is home to an incredibly rich community of indie and commercial game developers. Why not support this form of media on the CBC website the way we do radio and TV? CBC could commission games for social causes, bringing the community together, education, and politics.

The effective use of a network

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Your rating: None (12 votes)
City/Town: 
Longueuil, Qc
Categories: 
Other

Since CBC is broadcasting everywhere in Canada, its network should be improved to offer a free-access DSL internet connection.

Strategic partnering

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
Categories: 
Other

Some issues covered by PBS and BBC are equally important, valid and of interest to Canadians. Develop more program-sharing opportunities so you don't have to hire so many staff and produce so much programming. It will also reduce the massive transportation expenses so you don't have to run to commercial advertizers and become another CTV or A Channel.