The Network

Network organizations have made a commitment to support's work through in-kind or financial contributions. They have come together to champion the principles of access, choice, diversity, innovation, and openness.

• Acanac


Acanac is one of Canada's largest independent ISPs. They are currently servicing over 70,000 clients and are still growing.

• Agentic


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.

• BC Association for Media Education

BC Association for Media Education

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.

• British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF)

British Columbia Teachers' Federation

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.

• Canadian Association of Campus and Community Television User Groups and Stations (CACTUS)


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.

• Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)


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.

• Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)


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.

• Canadian Youth About Politics (CANYAP)


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, 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.

• Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region (CLA-NCR)


CLA-NCR exists to inform and educate the public as to the existence and enforcement of human rights and civil liberties in Canada.

• Council of Canadians

Council of Canadians

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.

• CMG/CWA Canada

Canadian Media Guild

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.

• Democracy Watch


Democracy Watch's website is the #1 citizen organization website in the world listed when you search the Internet using and the search words "democracy" or "government ethics" or "honesty in politics" or "bank accountability" or "corporate responsibility".

• Distributel


In business since 1988, Distributel Communications is 100% Canadian-owned, and one of the pioneers of the competitive long-distance industry in Canada.

• Fongo


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

• HeroNet


At HeroNet, we pride ourselves solely on our customer service reviews and we rely heavily on word of mouth as our main marketing approach. We only believe in offering unlimited internet service packages that will cater to all your Television, Telephone and Internet requirements for today, and many years to come.

In the event that our service offer is not designed for you, our Heroes are mandated to assist you in seeking out the best alternative within our list of recommended competitors.

Here to save the day! .

• Koumbit

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

Media Action

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 Magazine

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.

• National Campus-Community Radio Association (NCRA)


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.

• National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE)


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.

• OpenConcept Consulting Inc.

OpenConcept is actively involved in our respective local community and is committed to devoting time and resources to the environment, education, and social justice. We bring you over 30 combined years of direct experience in programming, design, online communication, and community organizing.

• Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC)


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 Film School


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 Mobility

Roam Mobility provides talk, text, and data plans for Canadians traveling in the U.S.

• Ruth & Henry Goodmand Fund for Social & Ecological Justice


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.

• Start Communications

Start Communications has been providing a comprehensive suite of internet services since 1995. Whether you need service for your home or business or it is time for a complete network overhaul at the office, give them a call and they can take care of it.

• Skyway West

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.

• Teksavvy


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.

• Tucows


Tucows offer Internet services to thousands of business partners and millions of end users around the world.

• The Tyee

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.


TRIBE was the first magazine in Canada to go online and the first to transition a printed format to an online social network. Today, TRIBE® - is a large, active online community and social network aimed at 18-34 year olds, with an overall focus on urban living in Canada.

• The Vancouver Observer

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

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.

• World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) North America

World Association of Christian Communication

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.

• Xtra


Pink Triangle Press, in operation since 1971, produces the Xtra group of publications – Canada's largest and most widely read gay and lesbian newspapers.

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