Subject Matter Details
Grant, Contribution or Other Financial Benefit
- Canadian Heritage Funding Sources to provide support to Campus/Community station in a project or on-going core funding in order to meet their local mandates.
Legislative Proposal, Bill or Resolution
- Broadcasting and Telecommunications Act in order to facilitate the campus/community radio sector as the third pillar of Canadian broadcasting, and the ability to operate with sufficient capacity and reach.
Policies or Program
- Charitable Status of Campus/Community and Indigenous radio stations, to allow stations to once again, access the benefits of being a charity.
- Copyright Regulations for Campus/Community Broadcasters to insure music is paid properly and according to law, as well as at a fair rate for the non-profit sector.
Bank of Canada
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Canadian Heritage (PCH)
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
House of Commons
Senate of Canada
In-house Organization Details
Description of the organization's activities
The National Campus and Community Radio Association/L'Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (“NCRA/ANREC”) is a not-for-profit national association working to recognize, support, and encourage volunteer-based, non-profit, public-access campus, community and native radio broadcasters in Canada. We provide advice and advocacy for individual campus and community (“c/c”) stations and conduct lobbying and policy development initiatives with a view to advancing the role and increasing the effectiveness of our sector. Our goals are to ensure stability and support for individual stations, and to promote the long-term growth and effectiveness of the sector.
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration
Organization's membership or classes of membership
The NCRA/ANREC currently (Dec 2017) has 108 member stations. Most of our members are located in English-speaking communities, and broadcast predominantly in English, but serve a diverse range of cultural, social and linguistic communities. We have several Native B and French-language or bilingually-licensed members, although most French-language c/c stations are members of either of the French community radio associations: l'Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (“ARCC”) and l’Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (“ARCQ”).
Of our 108 members, approximately 1/3rd have a Campus license, with 2/3rds holding a community license. Some members currently are developing to apply for licenses or are broadcasting online only and do not seek a CRTC License. Stations in our sector vary widely: some are in tiny rural communities with no staff, a small group of volunteers, and budgets of less than $5,000, like CJUC-FM in Whitehorse, YK, or CHBB-FM in Norris Point, NL; some are medium-sized with a few staff and budgets in the range of $150,000 to $350,000 like CKDU-FM in Halifax, NS; and a few are in large urban areas with up to seven staff, 200 volunteers, and an annual budget of more than $800,000, like CJSW-FM in Calgary, AB.
End date of the last completed financial year:
List of Government Funding
Funding Received in Last Financial Year
Funding Expected in Current Financial Year
Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)
In-house Organization Contact Information
331 Cooper Street
Ottawa, ON K2P 0G5
Lobbyists employed by the organization
- Barry Rooke,
Executive Director |
No public offices held