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NCRA/ANREC Office Closed - Dec 24-Jan 3rd

The NCRA Office will be closed for the holidays between December 24th, 2020 and January 3rd, 2021 reopening on the 4th. Emails and phone calls will be answered at that time.

NCRA/ANREC Launches $5 Million MAPL!e Grant Fund

The National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) announced the establishment the MAPL!e Grant. The grant will primarily feature FREE access to our !earshot Digital Music Distribution System, (“!earshot Distro”) and other areas that support under-represented artists and musicians in Canada, related to radio. [Click for more]

NCRA/ANREC Byelection - Dec 3rd for Nominations

The NCRA/ANREC is conducting a by-election to fill two board seats not filled at NCRC 2020. Member stations are encouraged to nominate a programmer, volunteer, or staff member. These seats are for two-year board terms, expiring at the 2022 AGM. This byelection must elect two women to fulfill our board composition requirements. [Click for more]

Available Nov 1 - Downtown Ottawa Office Space -

The community group has an opening in its office for one or two rooms, with a shared common area (kitchen, workstations and meeting space) located at 331 Cooper Street, starting November 1st, 2020.

NCRA/ANRE announces Virtual Conference: 39-Online

The NCRA/ANREC has announced that in October 26th through to November 6th. The virtual conference will have 2 sessions a day over 2-3 weeks. We will also hold our AGM and our Community Radio Awards in Broadcast and Online Gala at the same time.

Community Radio Associations Recognise Government Funding

August 31st, 2020, Ottawa (Ontario) – The Minister of Canadian Heritage announced in May details of the $500 million COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations directly supporting community broadcasting. The details showed the new fund will bring $2million in emergency funding to help support campus and community radio broadcasters to continue serving Canadians at a critical time [Read More].

NCRA/ANREC AGM & by election - Oct 28th, 2020

We wanted to inform you about two important things: The dates of the NCRA/ANREC’s 2020 AGM and a board byelection

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Community Radio Commits Nearly $500,000 for Small Business Needs

July 13th, 2020 – Today, the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC) and 30+ radio stations have committed over $480,000 to support local businesses in the economic recovery. From coast to coast, in small towns to major cities including Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal stations have stepped in to offer grants of free advertising and promotion, or steep discounts to help local businesses ReStart and recover.

LJI Phase 2

The Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) has just opened applications for the second phase of the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). This program, which is funded by the government of Canada, will fund the hiring of a journalist to create local news content for stations located in underserved communities.

NCRA/ANREC Releases Statement on COVID-19

Several provinces have declared radio as an essential service. In many communities, their local radio station is a reliable and constant connection to their community and local updates for COVID-19. Community Radio has shown incredible resilience and perseverance in the past weeks. We want to thank stations, their volunteers and communities for making this possible.