Upcoming deadlines

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Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission: (CRTC website)

  •  Members Stations will no longer be contacted individually as their license renewals come up by the CRTC, however the NCRA will do its best to monitor information relating to Member Stations. They will then be able to work with the NCRA staff and the Regulatory Committee on that process. 
  • Annual Returns - Typically due End of November, Available Mid-October

Industry Canada: (IC website)

  •  Members Stations need to have a broadcasting certificate from Industry Canada, watch there website for specific information about requiremend from Industry Canada.  NCRA will do its best to assist when information comes up. 
  • You can check your broadcast certificate here

Community Radio Fund of Canada: (CRFC website)

  •  The Radiometres granting applications in January programs Sept-Sept - See CRFC Website


  •  Membership Renewals run from April 1 to March 31st each year, contact the staff for information on membership status.


  •  Various grants are listed under the Members-Only website
  •  RVF runs March each year
Conferences and Training:
  • June - NCRC, Fall - Regional Conference, January - Station Manager Summit
2019-2020 Details


The East Coast Regional Conference: Bathurst, NB

November 9th & 10th -   Cost: $50

We are very excited to be able to announce that we will be hosting an East Coast Regional Summit (ECRS) in Bathurst this November. On November the 8th, we will be giving a presentation to local non-profits on PSA and engagement with community media, and there will be a welcome reception in the evening, the professional development will take place over Saturday (9th) and Sunday (10th). We are being hosted by CJUJ-FM, Phantom FM, and we want to invite all of our East Coast stations to join, meet with each other and discuss what matters to you! If you click here, we have an early outline of the agenda, the sessions for Saturday, and we want your input on what we should discuss or have presented on, on Sunday. 

The Station Manager Summit: Winnipeg, MB

January 18th & 19th -  Cost: $75

This year the Station Manager Summit is taking place in Winnipeg, being hosted by CJNU-FM, Nostalgia Radio. This two-day event, which is designed for station leadership, the Executive Directors, and Station Managers to discuss the biggest challenges facing stations. The SMS has been very popular for addressing the needs facing stations. We are working on getting a high profile guest to speak about fundraising best practices. We have our quick input form here, if you think you will be going, and have something you would like to discuss, or who we should look for to present please let us know. 

The National Campus/Community Radio Conference 39: Whitehorse, YK

June 3rd, 4th & 5th -  Cost: $200-250

In 2017 CJUC-FM, the Juice, in Whitehorse put in a bid to host the 2020 NCRC39. The membership overwhelmingly voted to approve the Yukon as the destination for that conference. Earlier this month, myself and Barry had a chance to go up to the Yukon to meet with hotels, vendors, spaces, and CJUC-FM in preparation. You can see some of our photos in the attachment, or on our social media here. It is shaping up to be a truly incredible experience. The NCRC39 in 2020 is going to be a bucket list conference. We’ve taken feedback from NCRC38 in Toronto (Thank you CJRU-AM!). The days will be shorter, smaller group sessions, more practical and interactive workshops, while maintaining a stream of the sector, and external experts to raise the bar on our collective knowledge. 

We are excited to be hosting in what is not only an astonishingly beautiful city, but one that is alive, innovative and entrepreneurial. The conference take place across two venues. The first the Kwanlin Dün Cultural Centre, a fantastic new building which is the gathering place which celebrates the heritage, cultural and contemporary ways of the Kwanlin Dün citizens. The second venue we will be going to is Yukonstruct, a new innovation hub in Whitehorse, which is right across the road! The NCRA/ARENC is also negotiating lower rates for the Raven’s Inn, the first new hotel built in Whitehorse in 40 years. This new build is incredibly modern but built with local materials, and truly representative of the Yukon. All three of these locations are within a block of each other, and also within a block or so of CJUC-FM’s park-side radio station! The perfect, walkable and accessible location.


The NCRA/ANREC is working with a number of partners including Klondike Travel, and AirNorth to secure reduced rates, sponsorships and promo-codes to reduce the cost of travel for our members to this Northern oasis as much as possible. That being said, we want to be up-front so that you can appropriately budget and prepare. We expect the travel, registration and accommodations to come to between $1,700 -  $2,000. This will be lower for those who share rooms, or drive in from BC, and that number is based on a 4 night stay. For those who want to take a small vacation further north after the conference, we are working on a 2-night stay package to Dawson City, home to the Sour toe, gold rush and of course CFYT-FM. 


The National Campus/Community Radio Conference 40: Regina, SK

June 2021 date TBD. Cost -  TBD

We want to share with members that CJTR-FM in Regina, SK will be the host for the NCRC40 conference taking place in June of 2020. We want to thank everyone who put in a bid to host, and we look forward to working with the great team at CJTR-FM on bringing the conference to Queen City and Saskatchewan for the FIRST TIME!

E-Learning from NCRC38, Toronto, ON

The final thing we want to note in this email is that a number of sessions at the NCRC38 in Toronto, ON. We are reviewing the recordings of those sessions and where possible converting them to e-learning on our e-learning platform: https://ncra.northpass.com/

We will be making those courses available for free to everyone who purchased a ticket to the NCRC 38, and the Finance Committee is exploring whether or not a small fee will be applied to those who didn’t attend but would like access to the courses. The NCRA/ANREC intends on (where possible) recording sessions at all future conferences. However, please note that a number of presentations are proprietary, for example, we had one of Toronto’s top fraud prevention lawyers come and speak, and that session was not recorded, and not available after the fact. The best method to engage is to attend. 

My apologies for the length of the email, but I really hope to see all of you at various events across the country. If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask.