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 »

Put your energy/resources into superb radio programing

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Victoria
Categories: 
Other

I guess I am not so interested in changing the radio component of the CBC; as ensuring that CBC Radio has the proper resources to continue and improve their programming.

More like the BBC, less like the U.S. networks

3.32258
Your rating: None (31 votes)
City/Town: 
Brampton
Categories: 
More openness

More original programming!

Invest in our Identity

2.625
Your rating: None (16 votes)
City/Town: 
Vancouver
Categories: 
Better Canadian content

As an independent reflection of our national identity, our CBC has been strangled into submission. Our potential to grow and maintain our unique culture and voice has equally been strangled.
Reverse funding cuts. Recognise the non-fiduciary value of this historic asset.

Provide non-mainstream media with greater canadian context and availability.

2.333335
Your rating: None (15 votes)
Categories: 
More openness

There is far too much mainstream media and far too little of the opposite, we need balance in media not the general non-relevant garbage that’s steamed at us as if we were not thinkers. News and Politics above all else needs to be relevant and balanced it need to relay what is really going on in Canada and the world. Not the latest celebrity gossip. Mainstream media has no relevance as to what is really going on behind the scenes it all shallow and useless.

the CBC needs a live debate/discussion forum on TV between leading thinkers and expert speakers in front of an audience which can contribute.

3.446155
Your rating: None (65 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
Other

I think that the Canadian population would benefit from a live forum dedicated to intelligent and thought provoking debate in the company of some of the country's/world's sharpest minds and most exciting orators. It would engage the yearning there is for a higher level of conversation among people who are interested in the things that impact our evolution as a society.

Other

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Your rating: None (13 votes)
City/Town: 
Creston
Categories: 
Other

CBC TV: Move forward in today's broadcasting world
CBC Radio: Move back to quality radio.

Investigative, fact finding

2.8125
Your rating: None (16 votes)
City/Town: 
Dieppe
Categories: 
Other

The CBC needs to go back to more in dept investigative journalism, especially inside our government. They also need to get more sources for their news on the business side as they are only getting a few biased sources as of late.

That is the true service of a publicly owned media. To investigate and find out the corruption for the people in order to rectify it.

Equal Representation

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Your rating: None (31 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
More openness, Other

Since the CBC is a publicly-funded company, there should be equal representation of the Canadian population. Fiction and non-fiction. Queer people, trans people, low and middle class people, aboriginal people, people of colour, immigrants, disabled people...the list goes on. It's a RESPONSIBILITY of a public broadcaster to fairly represent the people who pay for it. Read more »

Think bigger

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Your rating: None (15 votes)
City/Town: 
Ottawa
Categories: 
Other

Does 'Cbc' not include Radio Canada?
RDI has superb programming.
CBC News (old Newsworld) comes
close to it in great coverage of politics, culture
(documentaries and more. These plus
CBC 1 radio's amazing programmes suffice.
(CBC 2 has degraded)
I propose: Eliminate CBC TV (main ie 8 in Otawa)which merely imitates
and advertises.
If I combine TVO & CTV & Bravo
& CPAC ( along with CBC radio
and News TV in two languages plus ATN these
provide all that our society needs
to inform and recognise itself. Put saved money
into regional programmes and enhanced
internet apps.

Keep CBC radio & CBC TV news channel

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Your rating: None (14 votes)
City/Town: 
Powell River, BC
Categories: 
Other

CBC radio has always been my constant companion! I cannot imagine what I would do without it. The news channel on TV is excellent.
The regular TV channel? Definitely not so much. Keep the quality outlets, give them the $$$. Maybe it's time to let the rough side drag?