Who we are

The CRFC is unique in that it is the only organization mandated to financially support campus and community radio stations et de campus across Canada through suitable and flexible funding programs to meet the needs of the sector.

The Community Radio Fund of Canada is a not-for-profit organization that was founded in 2007 by Canada’s three largest campus and community radio associations: the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC), the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (ARC du Canada) and the Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ). Though it was established by these associations, the CRFC is a distinct and independent organization with its own board of directors and decision-making processes, thus ensuring transparency of the funding offered to the community radio sector.

By providing financial support, the CRFC contributes to the campus and community radio sector’s dynamism, promoting resource development and capacity building. It ensures the recurrence, stability and diversification of its funding by working with the sector’s associations and by building strategic alliances and innovative partnerships.

Through its funding programs and with a results-based approach, the CRFC supports the campus and community radio sector, one of the three pillars of Canada’s broadcasting system, by helping it comply with the values, needs and interests of the various communities it serves.

There are approximately 180 campus and community radio stations across Canada. More than 800 Canadians are employed in this sector, which is also supported by over 10 000 volunteers. Together, they produce upwards of a million hours of local programming each year. The CRFC is proud to support the production of local Canadian content to highlight our country’s culture and its great diversity.