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 »

Keep it Canadian

2.23077
Your rating: None (13 votes)
City/Town: 
Cobourg
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

I believe that our country has an abundance of resources. Our intellectual power and creativity has been overshadowed by the American economy and we lose our talent to the larger corporations to the south. We need to keep that talent in our country and nourish it. For example, I don't know of many Canadian animated series for adults or for children, but I am sure that we have the talent to have our own programs that encourage the family values that we all know to be Canadian. We are lovely people and we are warm and open to new ideas. At least that is what I love about being Canadian. Read more »

Cover elections fairly

2.875
Your rating: None (32 votes)
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

The CBC does a very poor job of covering serious small parties and serious independent candidates during and between elections. It is impossible for a small party to emerge without fairer election coverage and we are stuck with three corrupt parties (four if you live in Québec) playing games.

Youth Voice

2.714285
Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
Edmonton
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

CBC needs to reach out and engage a younger audience. A national show hosted & written by youth, for youth, connecting youth across the country would be great. What is the experience of a 19 year old in Canada today? How do they see themselves? their country? their province? their politicians? their parents? their school system? their future? What is important? Where do they think the older generation is missing the boat? Give youth a voice and free reign to express themselves and watch the demographics of CBC shift!

the best change,none.

1.6875
Your rating: None (16 votes)
City/Town: 
vancouver
Categories: 
Other

there is nothing wrong with the cbc leave it alone. the only hinderence is the conservatives who are offended by truth they can't control. get rid of the conservatives(luddites)and cbc will be just fine.

More online content

3.24138
Your rating: None (29 votes)
City/Town: 
Radium Hot Springs
Categories: 
More digital services

Why is there no video archive on the CBC website? If these shows were purchased/created with taxpayer dollars, why are they not available as an online resource? Does the Rick Mercer show really represent that much of a threat to the Harper government?

What is the problem.....?

2.09091
Your rating: None (22 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto
Categories: 
Other

I am confused. Mr. Harper and his cronies from day 1, and going way back have this idea that the CBC is a left wing propoganda machine. I thoroughly enjoy my CBC Radio, and lots of CBC Television. Is participating in a dialogue to change the CBC not an admission of faults, and that the reason the government of the day is trying to get rid of CBC has some programming or other justification. To participate in this form of dialogue, is placating the tories or the middle of the road liberals. Read more »

No Ads

1.666665
Your rating: None (15 votes)
Categories: 
Other

Get rid of ads. Copy the British system. If you have a TV, you pay a license fee. Simple: $230/year. You get what you pay for: Quality, no ads, and 10 BBC TV channels including two kids channels. 10 national radio channels, plus regionals. As well as BBC World News and World Service.

Canada has a little over half the population of UK, so we could, theoretically, afford half of those services.

focus on the future

1.785715
Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
ottawa
Categories: 
Other

Internet ~ Radio

Hard-hitting political satire

3.058825
Your rating: None (17 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto
Categories: 
Other

I think the CBC needs to program more political satire. I know we have Rick Mercer, who is very funny, but I have never heard him take aim at the people who run our country. We need our own Bill Maher, Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert. They're out there somewhere; I hope the CBC looks for them, as well as writers who specialize in biting wit. I would love to see some politicians squirm a little.

Cover the big issues

2.666665
Your rating: None (18 votes)
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

CBC has been silent on how animals are treated on factory farms. Canadians deserve to know how their meals were made, since we all like to believe that the chickens are spreading their wings or pecking the ground under sunny skies. So far, we are sheltered from the truth.

Similarly, when it comes to environmental issues-- serious issues that affect the survival of our children and grandchildren -- CBC gives it a quick nod and would rather play Blues music or a war radio show than debate the pros and cons of development. Read more »