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The Diversity in Broadcasting website is an initiative of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters on behalf of Canada's private broadcasters.

Canada is a culturally diverse nation, comprised of a multitude of ethnocultural and Aboriginal groups. Private broadcasters recognize this diversity, and strive to ensure that our airwaves reflect all Canadians.

It is our hope that this website will act as a central information resource, providing key information and links on the issues relating to diversity in broadcasting for private broadcasters and other industry stakeholders, including ethnocultural and Aboriginal groups. Within the Diversity in Broadcasting site, you will find background information on this initiative, as well as best practices, the CAB Action Plan on the presence, portrayal and representation of persons with disabilities, and links to other industry initiatives and events.

The CAB has adapted the principles of website accessibility developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) and found in the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0). Adapted to both HTML and PDF versions of documents, these guidelines include a range of accessibility features:

  • For non-text content used to convey information, text alternatives convey the same information, unless the non-text content is multimedia, live audio-only or live video-only (Guideline 1.1.1)
  • Text or diagrams, and their background have a luminosity ratio of at least 5:1 (Guideline 1.4.1)
  • All functionality of the content is operable in a non time-dependent manner through a keyboard interface (Guideline 2.1.2)
  • More than one way is available to locate content within a set of delivery units where content is not the result of, or a step in a process or task (Guideline 2.4.2)
  • Titles, headings and labels are descriptive (Guideline 2.4.6)
The CAB is continuing to implement WCAG 2.0 Guidelines for the website, in order to ensure it is as broadly inclusive as possible.



What's New

January 31, 2009 - Submission
CAB 2008-09 Diversity Report English (pdf)

January 12, 2009 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing/Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities Reply (pdf version)

December 10, 2008
CAB Special Update on Diversity #3

November 27, 2008 - PowerPoint Presentation
CAB Diversity Webinar

November 17, 2008 - CAB Oral Presentation
Unresolved Issues Related to the Accessibility of Telecommunications and Broadcasting Services to Persons with Disabilities - Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing CRTC 2008-8

October 6, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting NPH/Telecom PN CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities - Reply Comments (pdf version)

August 14, 2008
Labour Minister Recognizes CTV Montreal’s “Inclusive Workplace”

July 24, 2008 - Submission
Broadcasting Notice of Public Hearing/Telecom Public Notice CRTC 2008-8: Unresolved issues related to the accessibility of telecommunications and broadcasting services to persons with disabilities (pdf version)

July 9, 2008
CAB Special Update on Diversity #2

June 26, 2008 - Response from the CRTC
CRTC Responds to CAB's 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting

April 30, 2008 - Submission
CAB - 2007-08 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (pdf version complete with appendices)

  • Appendix A:
Diversity Best Practices for Private Radio (pdf version)
  • Appendix B:
Broadcasting Public Notice CRTC 2007-122, Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Best Practices for Diversity in Private Radio; Reporting requirements on cultural diversity for commercial radio operators. (only available in pdf)
  • Appendix C:
Changing Channels: Improving Media Portrayals of Disability’ Abilities Magazine, Spring 2008 (only available in pdf)
  • Appendix D:
CAB Special Update on Diversity #1 – April 10, 2008 (pdf version)

April 10, 2008
CAB Special Update on Diversity #1

March 20, 2008
CRTC Approves CAB Equitable Portrayal Code

November 2, 2007
Best Practices for Diversity in Private Radio

July 6, 2007 - Small Market Radio–Diversity Report Template
Diversity in Radio – Reporting Requirements for Small Radio Operators (pdf version)

June 5, 2007 - Letter from the CRTC
CRTC Responds to CAB's 2006-07 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (pdf version)

May 3, 2007 - News Release
Advancing Diversity: CAB Achieves Major Strides in 2006-2007

April 30 , 2007 - Submission
CAB - 2006-07 Report on Diversity in Broadcasting (pdf version)

  • Appendix A:
List of Consulted Stakeholders (pdf version)
  • Appendix B:
Images from the PSA - Open your Mind (only available in pdf)
  • Appendix C:
CAB Column in the Canadian Association of Independent Living Centres Newsletter, « The Perspective » (pdf version)
  • Appendix D:
Revised Best Practices for Diversity in Private Radio (pdf version)
  • Appendix E:
“CAB 101” Leave-Behind Document (pdf version)

April 5, 2007 - Letter
Letter to CAB President and CEO Glenn O'Farrell from Ulysses Currie, Deputy Minister of Employment, Immigration and Industry, Alberta

April 4, 2007 - Letter
Letter to CAB President and CEO Glenn O'Farrell from Paddy Meade, Deputy Minister of Health and Wellness, Alberta

 

 

 
 
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