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

advisory committee

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vancouver
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Better Canadian content

news production community advisory committees

Crowd source your content, subsidize the best

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Yukon City
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Create new avenues for people to broadcast personally made media to other Canadians; if you're smart about it, you might be able to make a buck, all you jerks who think that's the point of the CBC even though it's not geez why am I even bothering to try and win you over.

More Reflection of Actual Cultures/Subcultures in Canada

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Vancouver
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The CBC needs to focus more on reflecting actual existing and dynamic cultures that exist in Canada and engage with the on-going dialogue about what our identity means. This would include a particular focus on subcultures, immigrant cultures and urban cultures and less of an obsession about a romanticized ruralism and things to do with hockey.

New funding solution for Community Film & Documentary

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Redistribute money away from major public figures (ie. Don Cherry) and use it to grant production money to community filmmakers. Young filmmakers are so used to making amazing art with little to no funding and cheap equipment these days. If they had just enough money from CBC to cover their rent for, say, 6 months, they would be free to produce amazing Canadian content that comes directly from the community. Bring back Challenge for Change in the digital age!

CBC as a leader on social media

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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?

Come Join Us On The Internet

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Vancouver
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Hey CBC. We've been thinking. We've seen you hanging around online, testing out "the new social media" and "the facebook." It's time you stop following the crowds and become the progressive public media platform we know you are at heart. This means, stop thinking about the internet as a sidenote to TV and radio, and start pushing the edge of online storytelling. CBC, keep it fresh, keep it real, keep it interactive. We love you.

Programs that speak for the 99%!

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Toronto
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Better Canadian content

Let's have more programming that provides alternatives to the selfish, cut throat economic thinking that dominates today. Why all these right-of-centre media "personalities" and commentators that think that making more money at any cost to workers and the environment while paying less tax is the only way to run our country and economy? The CBC itself is a prime example that such ideas are simply not true!

Deep investigative journalism

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The CBC should seek out freelancers and others doing deep investigative work and ensure that they are able to share their stories with a wide audience.

Provide local media innovation labs

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vancouver
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Provide a space with 3-D printers and the latest in other media technologies - teach/train citizens to use and innovate with them.

Public Broadcaster / Public Access

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Toronto
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More digital services

The CBC should have the capacity / capability and mandate to provide public access to the internet and digital services that have become essential in both education and day to day life.