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NCRC38: Early Bird Registration! (Toronto June 2019)

We are very pleased to announce that the early bird registration for the National Community Radio Conference in 2019 is now open! The conference will be taking place in Toronto at Ryerson University, June 4th, 5th and 6th. We are being co-hosted by the incredible team at CJRU 1280 AM. Don't forget that we will have a welcome party on the 3rd, and there will be a rally against the Ontario Student Choice Initiative on the 3rd or 7th (The Choice Initiative will likely make all ON campus station levies opt-in)

Accessibility Grant Announcement

The NCRA/ANREC has been successful in securing a substantial grant from Employment and Social Development Canada. Our project 'Empowering Voices' is designed to achieve the following goals:
Provide targeted training to improve the preparedness of community radio stations to be confident in hiring and volunteering people with disabilities;
Update the community radio “Accessibility Handbook” to reflect new legal requirements and include robust information regarding hiring people with disabilities; and
Increase the number of people with disabilities working in the community radio sector by offering micro-grants to improve physical access.

The NCRA/ANREC is thrilled to announce that a key element of this grant is distributing $50,000 directly to stations for capital upgrades to their stations to improve accessibility!

Press Release: Comments on Ontario Provincial Cuts to Campus Funding

January 30th, 2019.    Earlier this month the Ontario government announced changes to the postsecondary education financial framework, including an opt-out option for ancillary fees. [Click for more]

The NCRA/ANREC has moved!

The new mailing address is. NCRA/ANREC 506-251 Bank Street Ottawa, Ontario K2P 1X3. [Click for more info]

NCRA/ANREC CRABO Awards open for submission - March 8 Deadline

We are opening up the 2019 Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online. The 2019 CRABO's have more simplified requirements and a shorter guide. [Click for more]

RVDF 2019 Marathon - Now taking applications (Dec 16th deadline)

The NCRA/ANREC has once again teamed up for the 5th year with La Fondation Canadienne pour le dialogue des cultures for the 50th anniversary of the Official Languages Act in Canada, as part of the Rendez-vous de Francophonie the annual celebration of Canada's membership in the Francophonie and promotes the French language and its numerous cultural expression.  We are taking submissions to participate in the March 20th Marathon until December 16th [Click for more info]

NEWS Wire Service: Collaboration with CUP and ThoughtBlox

National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (“NCRA/ANREC”) and Canadian University Press (“CUP”) are thrilled to announce a six month pilot plan to further sharing of news and information between the radio and journalism sector using CUP’s CUPWire on the Thoughtblox platform.

NCRA and NFCB sign !earshot Digital Distribution System Agreement to bring !eDDS to the USA

!eDDS is an online platform that will allow both Canadian, and soon, American, musical artists, labels and distribution companies to upload recordings to be searched, reviewed, and downloaded by campus, community, and college radio stations. [Click for full story]

The NCRA/ANREC is launching its own industry Podcast

The NCRA/ANREC is launching its own industry Podcast - for you, by you - and we need your input. First, what should we call it? We would love some catchy marketing ideas. If not... [Click for more]

CIUT-FM Toronto joins the NCRA

We are thrilled to welcome back to the NCRA/ANREC CIUT-FM, University of Toronto. [Click Here to learn more about the U of T station]

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