Become a CBSC Member
“Encouraging Excellence in Broadcasting”
The CBSC plays a special role in the Canadian broadcasting industry, dealing with complaints and queries from the public about the programming of private broadcasters. With the support of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) and the approval of the CRTC, the Council promotes self-regulation in programming matters by Canada's private sector broadcasters.
Some of the many benefits of membership in the CBSC include:
- Enhancing your station’s image as a responsible broadcaster;
- Benefiting from decreased direct regulatory control by the CRTC;
- Obtaining the suspension of conditions of license relating to adherence to the Violence Code and the Sex-Role Portrayal Code; and
- Maintaining a “clean” public file at the CRTC through the forwarding of complaints to the CBSC.
Membership fees are revenue-based. Members of the CAB can become members of the CBSC at no extra cost but do need to apply separately for membership. Click here for membership forms. Non-CAB members will also need to provide revenue information to an independent audit firm.
For more information on becoming a CBSC member, please contact our Executive Director.