A huge part of our work is advocating on behalf of our members to the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC). This includes direct support for individual stations going through licence applications, renewals, and other related processes as well as work on behalf of the whole sector, including regulations that supports our stations in fulfilling their mandates, sustainable funding, frequency reservation for campus/community radio, protection of low power FM signals, and more.

Individual NCRA member stations and the public are always free to participate in CRTC Consultations. For current processes related to c/c radio, check out our Upcoming Deadlines page. 

Note: In some cases, the NCRA has submitted jointly with our partners at the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (ARC du Canada) and the Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ). Those are noted below.

Last Updated February 14, 2018


  • December 1, 2017:  We submitted a report, and a joint submission with ARCC and ARCQ for the second round of comments,  to the CRTC around the future of programming call.
  • October 30, 2017: We submitted a letter of support for CFBU-FM (St Catharines, ON) with regard to potential channel interference from proposed commercial broadcast operations
  • June 28, 2017: We submitted comments on the Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-112 around Development of the Commission’s broadband funding regime.
  • June 19, 2017: We submitted a Letter of Support for CJMP-FM (Powel River, BC) for a Relocation of transmitter and amendment to technical parameters
  • Mar 31, 2017: Successful station support letters for renewals Of CKXU-FM, Lethbridge, AB & CIDI-FM, Lac-Brome, PQ.
  • Jan 16 2017: We submitted a letter of support for CHYF-FM (Gimaa Radio) with respect to a successful change in ownership control.
  • Jan 16 2017: We submitted a letter of support for CKVI-FM (The Cave, Kingston ON) with respect to a power increase to combat potential interference from another license holders upgrade. 


  • December 2016: We submitted edits to the CRTC for their CRTC Ownership Guide so it was in-line with the understandings of the Campus/Community licence. 
  • Nov 25, 2016: We submitted to the CRTC, information about a call for review on licence-exempt stations. 
  • Sept 26, 2016: We submitted a letter of support for CHRY-FM (Aka The Vibe) for a power upgrade.
  • June 28, 2016: We submitted a response to Telecom Notice of Consultation CRTC 2016-192 Examination of differential pricing practices related to Internet data plans (Submitting information about the FM-Chip)
  • May 18, 2016: We assisted Erin Community Radio ("CHES-FM") in their move to a successful new frequency and power upgrade in Erin, ON.
  • Apr 11, 2016: Supported WhiStle Radio ("CIWS-FM") in their successful move to a new frequency in order to remain on the air and broadcasting in Stouffville, ON.
  • Feb 19, 2016: Letter of Support (PDF) to support Stoke FM Radio Society (“Stoke FM”) for a broadcasting licence to operate a very low power English language community radio programming undertaking in Revelstoke, B.C.
  • Feb 24, 2016: Letter of Support (PDF) for various Emergency Broadcasting Extensions and Exemptions for Radio Waterloo Inc. (“CKMSFM”), Radio CFXU Club (“CFXUFM”), Nakusp Community Radio Society (“CJHQFM”), KCVI Educational Radio Station Incorporated (“CKVIFM”), WhiStle Community Radio (“CIWSFM”), Cowichan Valley Community Radio Society (“CICVFM”), Homegrown Community Radio (“CHCRFM”), Radio Malaspina Society (“CHLYFM”)
  • Feb 25, 2016:  Station support letters (Letter 1) (Letter 2) (PDF) for renewals for CFYT-FM, Dawson City, YK, CJAM-FM, Windsor, ON, and CFRO-FM, Vancouver, BC, CFRU-FM, Guelph, ON, CILU-FM, Thunder Bay, ON, and CHBB-FM, Bonne Bay, NL under the 2016 License Renewal Process and approval (Campus) (Community)