Active on the national stage since 1991, the Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (ARC du Canada) is the result of the desire of French-language and Acadien community stations to manage their own development and to maintain their autonomy. The ARC du Canada is the trusted global manager of community broadcasters in minority French settings in Canada. It provides its members with support through many services such as consulting, training, networking et technical assistance in all aspects of the administration and creation of a community radio station. The ARC du Canada comprises 27 on-air community radio stations and one project under way. Members are spead across eight provinces and two territories.
Established in 1979, the Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (ARCQ) is dedicated to contributing to the progress and notoriety of community radios. The ARCQ sets the standard in local, regional and national development strategies towards collective media provision in Quebec, and acts on the implementation of these stratedies. The ARCQ aims to use its leadership and credibility to the benefit of community radio stations in Quebec. The ARCQ comprises 35 member stations across 16 regions of the province.
Established in 1986, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA) helps campus and community radio stations gain and maintain their broadcasting ability. It is a national organization, with over 100 members. The NCRA works to give a voice to underrepresented communities and unites stations to share their abilities, passion and ideas. As part of its mandate, the NCRA also represents the community radio sector before the government, the CRTC, and other organizations.