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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing - OMNI Television
    other uniquely Canadian stories is available at http www omnitv ca ontario tv docs funding guidelines may be accessed at http www omnitv ca ontario info funds MULTILINGUAL MULTICULTURAL PUBLIC SERVICE PROJECTS In addition to generating over 200 documentary productions OMNI s funding initiatives were further directed to other such important projects as the new Race Relations Education Centre for the Canadian Race Relations Foundation translation and production of multilingual pamphlets by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council as well as a litany of public service announcements to help ensure the accessibility of important public information to third language communities CRRF S Race Relations Education Centre OMNI granted 20 000 to the Canadian Race Relations Foundation CRRF to establish the CRRF s new Race Relations Education Centre The CRRF s Education Centre is a legacy to the Honourable Lincoln Alexander founding chair of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation because of its mandate to ensure that positive race relations education and training programs and materials are developed and delivered to schools school boards colleges and universities policing services and the public and private sectors in general CBSC s New Multilingual Initiative Funded by OMNI Television In May 2003 with support from OMNI Television the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council CBSC launched its new multilingual pamphlets produced to reach out to members of the public whose language of comfort is other than English or French The multilingual pamphlets which describe CBSC services and contain key extracts from Canada s broadcasting codes encourage cross cultural interaction and increase the CBSC s accessibility to all Canadians The initial run of pamphlets was translated into Arabic Chinese Dari Greek Hindi Inulnaqtun Inuktitut Italian Portuguese Punjabi Pushto Somali Spanish Tamil and Ukrainian Today the codes and services and CBSC may be accessed by over 40 language communities including five Aboriginal languages http www cbsc ca english lang index php Funding for the translation and production of the CBSC s pamphlet was provided by OMNI Television as part of its 50 million commitment to develop and license third language ethnocultural programming and support other multicultural initiatives OMNI s PSA Fund Supports Local Community Groups Rogers Media Television facilitated the production of 15 and 30 second Public Service Announcements PSAs for the advancement awareness and general communication of issues events or achievements of various ethnocultural groups and organizations in Canada with an emphasis on diversity and social issues The fund supports local community groups and helps ensure the accessibility of important public information to third language communities PSAs in support of Aboriginal and Disability communities include Schizophrenia Society of Ontario Attention Deficit Disorder Breaking Barriers Canadian Abilities Foundation Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Play it Safe Mood Disorders Association of Ontario Our Sisters Place Multiple Sclerosis Canadian Mental Health Association Tamil and English Canadian Race Relations Foundation PSA Canadian Aboriginal Festival PARTNERSHIPS OMNI and APTN Sign Cultural Alliance OMNI and APTN signed an unprecedented cultural alliance to further the understanding of Canada s Aboriginal Peoples and ethnocultural communities amongst themselves and amongst

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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing - Radio-Television News Directors Association
    phase in RTNDA s ongoing multimedia Diversity Initiative The bilingual product will give news professionals specific ways to ensure cultural and societal diversity is part of their hiring their on air language their choice of stories and their interaction with viewers and listeners It will also show how embracing diversity will pay dividends in terms of a station s profitability and relevance to their communities Our association has a longstanding commitment to helping electronic journalists better understand the need to reflect diversity said Bob McLaughlin President of RTNDA Canada Despite a generation of awareness about the need to reflect the changing face of Canada many newsrooms are still not recognizing the full value of diversity We can make our newscasts and programs more relevant improve our community relations and increase our bottom lines all by paying closer attention to diversity Our new tool kit provides concrete ways to do that Click here for more information on the RTNDA Diversity Toolkit RTNDA Launches Major Diversity Promotional Campaign The Radio Television News Directors Association RTNDA has unveiled a nation wide TV and radio campaign to promote cultural diversity in the news media A series of announcements will begin airing on radio and

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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing - Télédiversité
    Quebec s private broadcasters towards ensuring television that reflects everyone In a July 17 letter only available in French addressed to Luc Perreault CRTC Chair Konrad Von Finckenstein commended event organizers for the success of the event and the way it evolved over time CRTC staff who had taken part had shared their satisfaction and stressed the broadcasters availability and openness towards all participants from diverse cultural communities Your initiative is proving to be an efficient training forum in reaching the Commission s objective to better reflect and represent cultural communities within the private broadcasting industry in Quebec CAB translation Télédiversité 2007 June 5 6 2007 The Association québécoise des télédiffuseurs et radiodiffuseurs l AQTR announced that the 2007 edition of Télédiversité will be held on June 5 and 6 in Montréal at the Studio Rolland Giguère G de TVA au 1600 boul de Maisonneuve Est Sponsored by a wide array of Quebec private broadcasters the third edition of Télédiversité will again create a forum of exchange for the major players in Québec French language private television as well as artists from ethnocultural and Aboriginal communities and for journalists creators producers and technicians Télédiversité is an opportunity for French language broadcasters and members of ethnocultural and Aboriginal communities who are currently working or who would like to work in the television industry in order to exchange ideas network and explore the challenges and opportunities we all face to ensure a fair reflection of our cultural diversity whether that be on camera or behind the scenes Click here for more information Télédiversité 2006 As part of the second edition of Télédiversité in Montreal which took place on Thursday May 25 the event s sponsors Astral Media TVA and TQS announced their intent to jointly invest 135 000 in the event over

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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing - VisionTV
    guide them Toronto based Alisdair Jones Designs created the animation for the campaign Click here for more information the VisionTV diversity initiative S VOX and APTN support fund in memory of Aboriginal broadcaster Suzanne Rochon Burnett S VOX Canada s foremost provider of multimedia content on spirituality and personal growth is proud to partner with the National Screen Institute Canada NSI and the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network APTN in the creation of a fund to honour Aboriginal media pioneer Suzanne Rochon Burnett Ms Rochon Burnett who died on April 2 2006 was a Canadian Métis business woman and a Member of the Order of Canada She was the first Aboriginal Canadian person to own a private commercial radio station and a prominent supporter of business broadcasting and the arts in native communities S VOX and APTN will each contribute 2 500 annually over three years to allow a female candidate from the Métis community to participate in one of NSI s film and television training programs Click here for more information about NSI training programs and application deadlines VisionTV NSI name writers to join DiverseTV training program Six aspiring screenwriters from across Canada have been chosen to participate in the

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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing
    fulfil their ambition to work in the area of their choice is really satisfying Vista Radio CEO Margot Micallef said in an interview We want to be leaders in the broadcast industry in Canada so we re always looking for ways to set an example Diversity is a big factor in building a strong company Micallef said there are a lot of well trained broadcasters that Canada s not benefiting from These are people from all walks of the broadcast industry not just on air people We decided to tap into this resource Micallef estimates Vista will take in about six people this year and that interns will make about 12 an hour paid by Vista for a 14 week program that includes training in such areas as articulation on air communication and how to address an audience All interns will work in English as Vista is a mainstream English language broadcast company Internships will focus on journalism on air announcing engineering sales and office administration Gbedze who is trained as a chef and is now working at the Hilton Hotel Metrotown in Burnaby worked in broadcasting in his native Togo doing studio work and reporting Since coming to Canada he has kept up his radio work by starting a one hour weekly program with Fairchild Radio in 2006 called La Palabre aimed at the region s 30 000 strong African Canadian community Gbedze who will do his Vista internship in Courtenay also publishes the Afro News in Vancouver Gbedze who puts up his own money for La Palabre hopes to start his own 24 hour radio station catering to the African Canadian community We have a lot of immigrant Africans coming to the U S and Canada but we don t have any bridges of information Not everyone listens to the mainstream stations Kapila Ratnayake is a technical engineer from Sri Lanka who now works for Vista in Prince George The 51 year old Ratnayake who arrived in Canada in 2001 and has been working for Vista for three years said in an interview that he was lucky to find work in his chosen profession after coming to Canada but that he knows many others who can t I found a job in my field but generally it s really hard to find the same job For me the first few months were so hard Ratnayake said that when he arrived in Canada he sent his resume to all the radio stations in Canada and initially worked in Toronto before moving to Prince George with Vista I like it here better than congested cities And I like my work Ratnayake said he would have jumped at a chance for a Vista internship when he arrived in Canada If you have a chance or an opportunity to get experience it s very helpful I know some immigrants in Canada who can t find radio jobs Jason Mann Vista s vice president for programming is closely involved in the company s

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/industrydoing/vista.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - What the Industry is Doing - Women in Film and Television - Toronto
    years working experience in advertising journalism film television or new media production and must be a visible minority or Aboriginal Ontario based media professional The bursary program is specifically targeted to the following communities Black African Caribbean South Asian Asian Pacific Islanders Middle Eastern West Asian and Latin American We see this type of support as an integral part of our commitment to the independent production sector as well as culturally diverse communities in the Greater Toronto Area said Kin Man Lee Executive Vice President of Sun Media Corporation a Quebecor Inc company directly involved in print broadcast and Internet communications WIFT T new partnership with Schulich School of Business and Humber College February 7 2007 Women in Film and Television Toronto WIFT T announced this week a new partnership with the Schulich Executive Education Centre at the Schulich School of Business York University and Humber School of Media Studies and Information Technology to offer both a senior level and an emerging level certification course for women and men as part of WIFT T s Business Learning Initiative The Business Learning Initiative BLI is an affordable accessible entrepreneurial training program for media professionals that will be offered through the Centre

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  • 2007 Gold Ribbon Award Winners for
    Ways Northwestern Radio Partnership Information Program CHED Edmonton Remembering the Fallen Four CORUS Entertainment Inc Breaking News CJAD Montreal Dawson College Shooting Astral Media Inc Diversity in News and Information Programming CKOM Saskatoon Seeds of Success Rawlco Radio Ltd Television Documentaries CIII TV Toronto Final 24 CanWest MediaWorks Inc Magazine Programming CFJP TV Montréal Qu est ce qui mijote TQS inc News Breaking News CFTM TV Montréal Fusillade au Collège Dawson Groupe TVA inc News Special Series and Public Affairs CIVT TV Vancouver Filthy Foster Home CTVglobemedia Inc Diversity in News and Information Programming CKCK TV Regina Calling Home CTVglobemedia Inc Specialty Pay PPV Documentaries CBC Newsworld Toronto Braindamadj d Take II Magazine Programming ARTV Montréal Mange ta Ville News and Current Events Special Series RDI Montréal Le Mur Société Aboriginal Programming APTN Winnipeg Wapos Bay Aboriginal Peoples Television Network Gold Ribbon Awards The Gold Ribbon Awards pay tribute to achievements in broadcasting in various categories including community service breaking news humour public affairs and promotion of Canadian talent A total of 544 submissions were received for the 2007 Gold Ribbon Awards These awards are among the most prestigious in the Canadian broadcasting industry and recognize outstanding productions in radio

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  • News Release - International Day of Disabled Persons: Private Broadcasters Launched Three Major Initiatives
    Mind to air in 2007 on private television stations and specialty services Release of Recommended Guidelines on Language and Terminology Persons with Disabilities A Manual for News Professionals and Glossary developed in consultation with RTNDA Canada and A brochure on Employment Opportunities in the Canadian Broadcasting and Affiliated Production Sector In the fall 2005 the CAB submitted its final report on the Presence Portrayal and Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Television Programming to the Canadian Radio television and Telecommunications Commission CRTC The research conducted by the CAB in support of its final report pointed to concerns of negative social attitudes misperceptions and misinformation concerning persons with disabilities and life with a disability Private broadcasters multi pronged initiatives are directed at improving the participation of persons with disabilities in the broadcasting industry and influencing a positive shift in public attitudes about persons with disabilities Public Service Announcement Open Your Mind The PSA entitled Open Your Mind is directed at influencing a positive shift in public attitudes about persons with disabilities The PSA is to be aired over the course of 2007 and will feature four individuals from the disability community from various occupational backgrounds The PSA is aimed at demonstrating and encouraging the employability of persons with disabilities in a variety of fields Produced in high definition the PSA will be available immediately to television stations across the country in both English and French Recommended Guidelines on Language and Terminology Persons with Disabilities A Manual for News Professionals and Glossary This manual for news professionals developed by the CAB Television and Specialty Pay Boards in consultation with the Radio TV News Directors Association RTNDA Canada includes recommended guidelines on the use of language and terminology when referring to persons with disabilities The manual has been made available to all CAB

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