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 »

Make CBC.ca a Content Portal and a Crowd Sourced Production Venue - rather than a one-way adjunct to the broadcast side

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Your rating: None (18 votes)
City/Town: 
Toronto
Categories: 
More openness

A Public Content Web Portal should be a great Search Engine tied to properly titled, tagged and labelled content catalogue that allows the user to easily access the entire history of CBC production.

Give Rick Mercer a Daily Show!

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Your rating: None (28 votes)
City/Town: 
Mississauga
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

Once a week is not enough!!

Why wait to be entertained and educated by Canadian funny man Rick Mercer?!? Give him a nightly show where he can still do his Canadiana features, but he would also have more of a forum to provide political commentary and cultural insight. Throw a couple of guests in the mix and we'd have ourselves a daily show!

*NOTE - Yes, George Stroumboulopoulos has a similar show, but they could co-exist easily, presenting a different message and serving a different audience*

Why don't you leave it alone?

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

The BBC in the UK has language sites for Welsh and Scottish. How about language pages for Native Languages? How to pronounce words and phrases in the many different dialects in Canada. T

Tape/ record Canadian performances of Classical Music, Ballet and Shakespearean Theatre and play Canada-wide on CBC radio/TV

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Your rating: None (20 votes)
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

My suggestion is in the title
To elaborate, taping and broadcasting nation-wide performances by Canada's symphonies, leading ballet companies, opera and major works of drama enables Canadians nationwide to enjoy these performances. Art is for everyone.
Thank you
Merina
PS I enjoy the Saturday PM broadcasts from the Met in New York. These performances are sponsored.
Therefore, CBC can do this too. Performances could be sponsered.
Thank you
Merina

Ditch "THE DON"

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Your rating: None (20 votes)
City/Town: 
Edmonton
Categories: 
Other

Now is the time to trim the fat and lets start with DITCHING THE DON !!! Think of the money that could be saved if our tax dollars were not lining the pockets of larger than life sports personalities and paying for NHL and Olympic broadcast licensing fees.

A professionally curated on demand news and entertainment portal based on You Tube.

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Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
Canning
Categories: 
More digital services

Make all video news and drama programs available on demand through your web portal.

Make all radio content available on demand through your web portal.

Independent Video Producer

More debate programs like TVO's The Agenda.

2.75
Your rating: None (20 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Other

I'd love to see more programs focused on debates, intellectual discourse, and dialogue much like Steve Paikin's show The Agenda on TVO.

Apps.

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Moncton, N.B.
Categories: 
More digital services

Make the CBC T.V. app for ipad available for the iphone/ipod/smartphone too.

Ditch CBC TV

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Your rating: None (49 votes)
City/Town: 
North Saanich
Categories: 
Other

CBC is a Canadian cornerstone and must be kept at all cost. That said, does CBC need to air crappy TV shows to fill up 24 h per day? Why not axe CBC TV and port the news, investigative reporting and quality arts video programs from TV to the internet and focus all of CBC's energies towards radio and these video programs - which must be the bulk of it's focus now. I understand that TV is expensive, so throw the Harperites a bone and sacrifice TV to retain what is best about CBC, but go to our graves fighting to retain that.

On-line Become the CND AlJazeera

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Your rating: None (23 votes)
City/Town: 
London
Categories: 
More openness

Al Jazeera is a great model for on-line interactive, current and streamed news coverage. Once the CBC on-line is restructured to this model, Radio 1 and CBC News can be reformatted to reflect the actual news as it happens. This will seriously change the content of CBC without an impossible splash of cash and may even allow the CBC to become economically leaner.