Community voices are powerful.
The National Campus and Community Radio Association/l’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires is a not-for-profit group of organizations and individuals committed to volunteer-driven, non-profit, community-oriented radio across Canada.
Our goals are to ensure stability and support for individual stations and the long-term growth and effectiveness of the sector.
We promote public education about community media and help represent community radio to government and other agencies.
The NCRA also provides a forum for people to share their skills, ideas and passion.
NCRA membership is open to: community-based and instructional campus stations; English, French and native community stations; and other supportive businesses and individuals. For more information, go to Becoming a Member.
The NCRA Statement of Principles
WHEREAS THE NCRA is committed to providing alternative radio to an audience that is recognized as being diverse in ethnicity, culture, gender, sexual orientation, age, and physical and mental ability;
AND WHEREAS NCRA member stations are committed to the principle of providing community-based programming to this diverse audience;
AND WHEREAS mainstream media fails to recognize or in many instances reinforces social and economic inequities that oppress women and minority groups of our society;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE NCRA holds as a fundamental principle that community broadcasting serves the needs of socially, culturally, politically and economically disadvantaged groups in society.
BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT member stations of the NCRA encourage programming policies that prohibit material that is sexist, racist, ageist, homophobic, anti- Semitic, or that maligns persons with disabilities or economically disadvantaged peoples.
-NCRC '87, Toronto, Ontario