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  • The CAB Applauds CRTC’s response to the Report of Task Force for Cultural Diversity
    to advancing the reflection and portrayal of cultural diversity on television is critical to ensuring our television screens are truly responsive to Canadian audiences In its Report the Task Force recognized the importance of all industry stakeholders to commit to establishing and maintaining community connections The CAB s Television and Specialty Pay Boards have endorsed the recommended Best Practices and Industry Initiatives put forward by the Task Force Private television broadcasters are committed to the implementation of the Best Practices in order to advance the representation reflection and portrayal of ethnocultural and Aboriginal communities on screen and behind the camera On behalf of CAB s Television and Specialty Pay Boards we want to recognize the significant commitment and thank the Task Force members for their dedication said John Burgis Chair of the CAB Television Board The scope of the research and the outcome of these deliberations pave the way for Canadian television broadcasters to better reflect Canada s diverse landscape added Peter Miller Chair of the CAB Specialty Pay Board The CAB looks forward to working with our industry partners to implement the Task Force s recommended Best Practices and Industry Initiatives in order to advance cultural diversity within all

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/media/news/04/nr_jul1504.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Diversity in the News - Broadcast Dialogue Column – June 2003
    and feature films as well as a hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation Marie Anna Murat a journalist with RDI and the first broadcast journalist of Haitian descent to anchor a primetime national newscast for Quebec s largest francophone television network Raj Rasalingam President of the Pearson Shoyama Institute PSI a national public policy think tank Elaine Ali Senior Vice President CTV Stations Group Sarah Crawford Vice President Public Affairs CHUM Television Rita Cugini Vice President Regulatory Affairs and Business Development for Alliance Atlantis Communications and Pierre Lampron President of TVA films a division of Groupe TVA and former President of TV5 On July 4 2002 the Task Force for Cultural Diversity on Television held its inaugural meeting It established the need to select an expert consultant to assist in the development of a research strategy There was consensus among Task Force members that the project needed to be both relevant and practical in advancing the reflection and portrayal of Canada s cultural ethnic and racial diversity within the broadcasting industry In addition to conducting a content analysis on the current state of cultural diversity on television the Task Force will develop a set of industry best practices that will address issues relating to on screen portrayal and stereotyping as well as behind the scenes program production acquisition and commissioning media education industry and community outreach and equitable recruitment hiring and training opportunities In February 2003 the Task Force announced that Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc SRG a Toronto based market research consulting firm and Johnston and Buchan LLP would be conducting the research component of the initiative This research on cultural diversity will be one of the most comprehensive projects of its kind ever done anywhere Working with the research team the Task Force will over the next few

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/news/bd_jun03.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Diversity in the News - Broadcast Dialogue Article – February 13, 2003
    in measuring the state of portrayal and representation of cultural diversity on private TV The Task Force is comprised of nine members five industry and four non industry representatives Co Chair for industry is Madeline Ziniak VP GM at Omni Television in Toronto The non industry Co Chair is Bev Oda Other members are Stefany Mathias a hereditary Chief of the Squamish Nation Marie Anna Murat a freelance journalist and

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/news/bd_feb03.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Industry Reports, Research and Publications
    diverse news operations We hope this campaign will make people aware of the fact that a diverse culture is what Canada is all about and that the news media is keen to properly reflect that diversity said Terry Scott President of RTNDA Canada Annual Reports filed by television licensees The Commission requires television broadcasting licensees to submit annual reports relating to various issues including their initiatives related to cultural diversity

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/resources/reports.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Training
    opportunity to work in private television in pursuit of a career in broadcasting The Award places the award recipient in a four month paid internship at one of our Global Television stations for the Summer of 2008 In addition the Award covers transportation hotel and attendance expenses at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters CAB annual convention where the Award will be presented Global Television Scholarship Award for a Canadian Visible Minority Student This annual Scholarship Award is offered to a Canadian student from a self identified visible minority and provides educational assistance towards the pursuit of a career in broadcasting The Award covers tuition fees and textbooks for one full scholastic year of a radio and television arts or journalism program at a recognized Canadian university or college In addition the Award covers transportation hotel and attendance expenses at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters CAB annual convention where the Award will be presented as determined by the specific university or college course outline and as approved by Global Television Global Television Scholarship Internship Award for a Canadian with a Physical Disability This annual Scholarship Internship Award is offered to a Canadian student with mobility impairment and provides educational assistance as well as a challenging opportunity to work in private television in pursuit of a career in broadcasting The Award covers tuition fees and textbooks for one full scholastic year of a radio and television arts or journalism program at a recognized Canadian university or college The Award also includes a three or four month paid internship at any one of our Global Television stations In addition the Award covers transportation hotel and attendance expenses at the Canadian Association of Broadcasters CAB annual convention where the Award will be presented as determined by the specific university or college course outline and

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/resources/training.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Additional Resources - Links
    Participation of Persons with Disabilities in Television Programming said Sarah Crawford CHUM Limited s Vice President Public Affairs CAILC Founded in 1986 by the Independent Living movement the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres CAILC is the national umbrella organizations representing and coordinating the network of Independent Living Resource Centres ILRCs at the national level CAILC is a national bi lingual non profit organization and is governed by a Board

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/resources/links.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB - Diversity in Broadcasting - Letter from Solutions Research Group
    However the incorrect Statistics Canada benchmarks were used for this comparison We discovered this error through a discussion of our findings with the CRTC To expand Statistics Canada visible minority definitions and figures do not include the Aboriginal populations of Canada Our Phase V study on the other hand recorded persons of both visible minority and Aboriginal backgrounds Accordingly the Statistics Canada benchmarks used in the report for comparison purposes need to be revised to reflect this difference in definitions The Statistics Canada diversity benchmarks used in the Summary of Key Findings section of the Phase V Content Analysis report were 15 3 for English speaking Canada and 6 9 for Quebec They should have been 19 3 for English speaking Canada and 7 9 for Quebec I attach revised pages of the Phase V report Three pages are affected 10 11 and 12 As Study Director I very much regret that this error occurred and would of course have preferred its discovery prior to the completion of our reports However I believe this in no way detracts from the quality and originality of the study which is among the leading pieces of research undertaken in the area of cultural

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/taskforce/report/srg_letter_sept2204.shtm (2015-04-05)
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  • CAB -Task Force - Letter to Charles Dalfen
    Toronto Montréal Québec and Halifax which yielded a wealth of qualitative information concerning diversity on Canadian television Completed 55 one on one interviews with leading associations producers broadcasting executives academics and others experts in the field Secured some 340 hours of programming tapes and logs from 54 stations and services in the private television broadcasting industry which will form the basis of the quantitative part of the study Designed comprehensive coding instruments for the detailed analysis of programming along a number of genres including drama news public affairs and other information programming and Conducted targeted public outreach on the mandate of the Task Force through participation at conferences such as Innoversity and the Association of Canadian Studies conference entitled Intersections of Diversity In carrying out these very complex interrelated research components the Task Force has met regularly to review progress approach methodologies and related research issues Recently the Task Force members from across Canada convened for an all day meeting to review and discuss the final coding methodology and criteria that will be applied in the content analysis phase of the research Each step of the way the Task Force with input and recommendations from the research team has vigorously debated all aspects of the research initiative fully recognizing the need for a final report that can provide a basis for the implementation of best practices as well as a foundation for research replication We would like to emphasize that the major progress to date could not have been achieved without the dedicated commitment of all involved Task Force members private broadcasters and the research team The process of securing programming alone was a highly complex undertaking which required significant effort on the part of the broadcasters As well input and information received from CRTC observer Martine Vallée has been

    Original URL path: http://www.cab-acr.ca/english/social/diversity/taskforce/background/letter_jul2203.shtm (2015-04-05)
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