About the Community Media Convergence

The Community Media Convergence is the first national professional and policy development conference in Canada for community media practitioners from four sectors: community radio , community television, community online platforms, and video games with a social or local focus (sometimes called 'serious games').

Practitioners will be joined for three days by academics interested in alternative and community media, government agencies whose policies impact community media, other associations and individuals interested in building democratic media institutions, and media industry associations and professionals interested in the complementary role that community media play with respect to conventional media.

The forum will take place during three days in the fall of 2015 at Carleton University.

Community Media Policy Working Group Submits Comments to CRTC Review of Local and Community TV

  • Posted on: 7 January 2016
  • By: Cathy

The Community Media Policy Working Group submitted the Policy Proposals it developed based on the survey and focus group data collected in the fall of 2015 and for which it collected feedback at the Community Media Convergence--to the CRTC's on-going review of local and community TV on Tuesday, January 5th. The Proposals can be found with the Values statements published prior to the Community Media Convergence in Appendix B of the Group's submission to the CRTC below.


First Community Media Festival Winners Take Home Trophies

  • Posted on: 7 December 2015
  • By: Cathy

Ottawa (Nov. 25) Five winners took home trophies in eight categories at Canada's first Community Multimedia Festival last night.

Since the Community Media Festival was held as part of the Community Media Convergence, a three-day event at Carleton University celebrating community media on all platforms (TV, radio, online and gaming), the categories emphasized the values and goals at the heart of community media rather than technical characteristics or genres. The categories and winners were:


Watch Community Media Convergence Live on Bell Expressvu or By Stream!

  • Posted on: 20 November 2015
  • By: Conference3

(Ottawa, Nov. 20) If you're not one of the lucky folk actually 'converging' here this weekend in Ottawa from coast to coast to coast participate in the Community Media Convergence, Canada's first cross-sectoral converation about emerging trends in community media, you can still participate!

You can watch the panels taking place in all three conference rooms in our online "Conference Rooms" here:


Community Media Convergence Ramps Up to Welcome Visitors to Ottawa

  • Posted on: 11 November 2015
  • By: Cathy

"(Ottawa) Nov. 11, 2015 With less than two weeks to go, things are heating up in the community media world, with the first ever gathering of community media practitioners from all sectors (community TV, community radio, community online media such as The Media Co-op and gamers) at Carleton University Nov. 22-24th.