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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Ladysmith, BC
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Better Canadian content

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

Open voting process for the "experts"

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Vancouver
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More openness

For television news broadcasts specifically, journalists/hosts often consult "experts" on news stories and current events. I'd like to be involved in the process of deciding who these experts are, and so would like to see an open voting process that answers "Who do you want to hear from on CBC News?" OR "Whose opinion matters most to you concerning x?"...I think this would make TV shows more open and participatory, and Canada would hear a more diverse range of voices. Read more »

Democracy Watch

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Surge Narrows BC.
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Other

Democracy Watch

A weekly program whose audience reviews and votes on the top 10 bills, laws, by-laws, etc., being contemplated by the various democratic forums whether Parliament, Legislatures or Municipalities across the country as picked by that audience. Read more »

Radio Moments

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My favorite CBC moment comes from a few months ago. My family was traveling somewhere in the car, to a swapmeet if I remember correctly, and my parents had the radio on. Usually, they don't listen to anything of real interest to me, so for the first half of the trip, I was listening to music on my MP3 player. Suddenly, everyone else in the car started laughing. Naturally, I wanted to know what was going on. So, I removed my headphones, put the device away, and for the first time, I heard an episode of The Debators. Read more »

More content on Quebec, s'il vous plaît !

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Montreal
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Better Canadian content

Hello,

I watch regularly the CBC television network and I am quite satisfied with the diversity that is covered on the Network whether one watches Stroumboulopoulos 's program or the National News.

I have however two reservations. Read more »

The CBC needs to be deconstructed

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More openness

The CBC has become bloated with administration and management overhead. Break it up into smaller, independently creative pieces.

Deep investigative journalism

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Better Canadian content

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.

Reform the National News

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Vancouver
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Better Canadian content

CBC News (The National in particular) needs to stop filling time with celebrity, sports, local fire stories or other anecdotal distractions. We need a national press that gives context to major world events and exposes political corruption. I want to see daily updates on policy issues backed up by fact-based discussion. We have not time for speculation or the political games played by politicians. The press needs to serve one purpose and one purpose only: provide the information Canadian citizens need to be effective participants in our democracy. Read more »

Democracy and Media

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Other

More of a plea then an idea, but isn't the CBC currently a critical component of the official opposition right now? If the CBC is to re-imagine itself, it must keep this idea in mind. Right now partisan political parties are battling it out about who better represents Canada. Obviously the answer is neither of them on their own can ever represent such a large and diverse country. This is where a public broadcasting company comes in. Read more »

Wiretap on Tour

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More regional presence

the hilariously entertaining and imaginative Jonathan Goldstein and his band of friends, family and overall characters from the hit show Wiretap should follow in the shoes of Stuart MacLean and Vinyl Cafe and go on tour. the revenue would come from selling tickets and merchandise. in fact, any show with a following across the country that could either record the show in-front of a live audience, or do a particular kind of special show live. Read more »

Artists and CBC in a mutually-beneficial symbiotic realtionship

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Winnipeg, Manitoba

Better Canadian content.
I want to see more Canadian artists in a symbiotic relationship with Canadian artists of all genres: writers, musicians, filmmakers, videographers, actors, comediennes and journalists.
CBC is at its best when it does honest soul-searching (not bureaucratic navel-gazing or copying trashy US offerings.)
Some Examples:
CBC radio's place-song challenge
The now defunct CBC e-zine was a beautiful example of this. photographers & writers highlighted sub-cultures around Canada. Read more »