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Accessibility Grant Available for NCRA/ANREC Members!

We are thrilled that as part of our grant from Employment and Social Development Canada we received a grant. A key part of our grant is $50,000 available for stations to improve the physical accessibility of their stations.

We are making available grants of $500 to $8,000 for you to improve accessibility.

Notice of Annual General Meeting Wed, Jun 5, 2019

On behalf of the NCRA/ANREC board of directors I would like to invite you to attend the 2019 Annual General Meeting, to be held on Wed, June 5, from 1:00 pm to 3:30pm at Ryerson University (room to be announced) as well as online using the AGMeeting app.

Members will vote on a 2021 conference host at this year’s AGM. If your station would like to host the conference please check out this document or call staff for more information. Your station must submit an expression of interest to the NCRA/ANREC Executive Director Barry Rooke ( by May 15th, 2019 and staff will work with you to make sure your application meets the requirements of hosting the conference before presenting it to membership.

NCRC38 Keynote Announcement and 15 Early Bird Tickets Left

We wanted to let you all know that there are only 15 early-bird tickets left for the NCRC38 happening in Toronto. Once they are gone, only the full-price tickets will be available. We are also excited to announce that we have confirmed our second keynote for the NCRC taking place on Thursday.
The Keynote: Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Music & Media Industry

Campus Radio appeal nets 3,000+ signatures against Ford’s fee policy

-April 3, 2019-  Campus radio stations across Ontario have issued urgent appeals for student and community support in response to the Ford government’s “Student Choice Initiative,” which will decimate student funding for campus activities and result in less choice for students. More than 3,000 Ontarians have already responded by signing petitions supporting campus radio as an essential community service and urging the government to reconsider its position. [Click for more]

NCRC38 Update

We wanted to share with you some important updates for the National Community Radio Conference that is scheduled for June 4th, 5th, and 6th at Ryerson University. The NCRC38 is being co-hosted by the incredible team over at CJRU-AM. We have the Welcome party on the evening of the 3rd, and don't miss the Gala and the awards ceremony!

Press Release - Campus Radio Stations & Student Newspapers Demand reversal on Ford’s fee policy

-March 5, 2019- Campus radio stations and newspapers may have to shut off the radio and turn off the printing presses if Ford’s proposal to change student funding goes ahead without amendment. 

Campus radio stations across Ontario have jointly issued an urgent appeal after the release last month of the provincial Conservative policy to decimate student funding for campus activities. The policy, ironically named the Student Choice Initiative,  will reverse democratic student referendums wherein students voted to fund services on campus- including newspapers and radio...[Click for more] 

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)

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]