OTTAWA, Sept.13, 2018 /CNW/ - Members of the media are invited to CBC/Radio-Canada's Annual Public Meeting 2018. You may attend in person or join online.
This is our opportunity to have a meaningful conversation with Canadians on the importance of public broadcasting in today's environment. This year, we will discuss the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching our collective cultural experience.
Catherine Tait, President & CEO, and Michael Goldbloom, Chair of the Board of Directors, will deliver brief remarks. We will also share details on CBC/Radio-Canada's new 2018-2021 Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
The event will feature four panelists who will share their views on inclusivity and storytelling:
- Paul Sun-Hyung Lee, Mr. Kim, "Appa" in CBC's Kim's Convenience
- Padminee Chundunsing, President of the Fédération des francophones de la Colombie-Britannique
- Patricia Bitu Tshikudi, Journalist, ICI Manitoba
- Dr. James Makokis, Physician, Author, Community Advisor for Indigenous Health
- Andrew Chang (Co-host, The National) and Myriam Fehmiu (Host, ICI MUSIQUE) will host this year's event.
Tuesday, September 25, 2018, 11:30 a.m. (MDT) / 1:30 p.m. (EDT)
Art Gallery of Alberta
Ernest C Manning Hall & Lobby—Main Level
2 Sir Winston Churchill Sq.
Edmonton, AB T5J 2C1
Directions and parking
Our Annual Public Meeting will be broadcast live on Facebook.
The webcast will appear on www.cbc.radio-canada.ca/apm beginning at 11:30 a.m. (MDT) / 1:30 p.m. (EST).
Catherine Tait will be available for brief in-person media interviews immediately following the Annual Public Meeting.
Please contact [email protected] by September 24th. Due to limited space on-site, it is recommended to register.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada's national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada's trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
For further information: Douglas Chow, Corporate Spokesperson, (613) 288-6335, [email protected]