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NCRA/ANRE announces Virtual Conference: 39-Online

The NCRA/ANREC has announced that in October 26th through to November 6th. The virtual conference will have 2 sessions a day over 2-3 weeks. We will also hold our AGM and our Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online Gala at the same time.

Community Radio Associations Recognise Government Funding

August 31st, 2020, Ottawa (Ontario) – The Minister of Canadian Heritage announced in May details of the $500 million COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations directly supporting community broadcasting. The details showed the new fund will bring $2million in emergency funding to help support campus and community radio broadcasters to continue serving Canadians at a critical time [Read More].

NCRA/ANREC AGM & by election - Oct 28th, 2020

We wanted to inform you about two important things: The dates of the NCRA/ANREC’s 2020 AGM and a board byelection

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Community Radio Commits Nearly $500,000 for Small Business Needs

July 13th, 2020 – Today, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and 30+ radio stations have committed over $480,000 to support local businesses in the economic recovery. From coast to coast, in small towns to major cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal stations have stepped in to offer grants of free advertising and promotion, or steep discounts to help local businesses ReStart and recover.

LJI Phase 2

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) has just opened applications for the second phase of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This program, which is funded by the government of Canada, will fund the hiring of a journalist to create local news content for stations located in underserved communities.

NCRA/ANREC Releases Statement on COVID-19

Several provinces have declared radio as an essential service. In many communities, their local radio station is a reliable and constant connection to their community and local updates for COVID-19. Community Radio has shown incredible resilience and perseverance in the past weeks. We want to thank stations, their volunteers and communities for making this possible.

NCRA/ANREC Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The NCRA/ANREC has issued guidance to stations related to COVID-19. Starting March 11th we have provided in-station posters around and provided an English and French langauge PSA promoting proper hand washing and other information.
In addition, the NCRA/ANREC provided our members with information about how to minimize risk at their station such as new sign-in features and much more.

Community Radio Awards In Broadcast & Online Now OPEN!

We are excited to announce that we’ve opened up the forms for the Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online (CRABO). We have awards available from programming which breaks down barriers, to station’s incredible community engagement along with some of the most amazing music shows in between and much more. [Click for more]

NCRA/ANREC New Office - 331 Cooper Street - Feb 2020

The NCRA/ANREC has re-located (a 3rd time in the last year and a bit) to a new office due to the others closing while we were there.... [Click for more]




Welcome to the NCRA Maureen and Guillaume - our Local Journalism Coordinators

There are 22 community stations participating across the country in the Local Journalism Initiative that is being run through the Community Radio Fund of Canada.  As part of our support to the program, we are hosting two staff at the NCRA/ANREC office until at least March 2021 to help stations complete the project. [Click for more]