InfoSource

Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada)

Introduction to InfoSource

Info Source: Sources of Federal Government and Employee Information provides information about the functions, programs, activities and related information holdings of government institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act. It provides individuals and employees of the government (current and former) with relevant information to access personal information about themselves held by government institutions subject to the Privacy Act and to exercise their rights under the Privacy Act.

The Introduction and an index of institutions subject to the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act are available centrally.

The Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act assign overall responsibility to the President of Treasury Board (as the designated Minister) for the government-wide administration of the legislation.

Background

The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC/Radio-Canada) was established in 1936, by the Broadcasting Act, to take over the broadcasting activities of the Canadian Radio Broadcasting Commission, Canada's first public broadcaster and regulator. It now operates under the Broadcasting Act of 1991, which sets out expectations for the Canadian broadcasting system and, within it, CBC/Radio-Canada. The Corporation reports annually to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.

The Corporation is governed by a Board of Directors, which is composed of 12 members, including both the Chair and the President and CEO. The key responsibilities of the Board are to approve the strategic direction, corporate and business plans for the Corporation, to assess the Corporation's progress in achieving its strategic and business objectives, and to oversee the plans and policies in place to ensure effective communication with Parliament, the public and stakeholders.

As Canada's national public broadcaster, the Corporation's mandate is to inform, enlighten, and entertain; to contribute to the development of a shared national consciousness and identity; to reflect the regional and cultural diversity of Canada; and to contribute to the development of Canadian talent and culture. CBC/Radio-Canada is one of Canada's largest cultural institutions and its services are available across the country.

Responsibilities

Through the delivery of a comprehensive range of radio, television, internet, and satellite-based services, CBC-Radio/Canada is available how, where and when Canadians want it.

From coast-to-coast-to-coast, we bring diverse regional and cultural perspectives into the daily lives of Canadians in English, French and eight aboriginal languages. CBC/Radio-Canada also provides international reporting from a uniquely Canadian perspective, with foreign bureaus in places like Jerusalem, Washington and Beijing.

Institutional Functions, Programs and Activities

Digital, Radio and Television Services

  • > Archives and Collection Management

    Description: Records relating to archives and collections management activities, including acquisition, selection, analysis, circulation, storage, and preservation.
    Document Types: Collections Acquisitions and Development, Acquisition Studies and Evaluations, Collections or Holdings Acquisition, Subscriptions, Selection, Documentary Products, Documentary Analysis, Program Analysis, Analysis Activity Planning, Data Transfers/Corrections, Archives and Collections Inventory, Archives and Collections Circulation, Subscriber Lists and Loan Authorizations, External Client Consultations, Internal Loans, External Loans, Overdue Notices and Fines, Transfers to Outside Organizations, Research, Rights or Restrictions Governing the Use of Audiovisual Archives, Offsite Archive Storage, Storage Agreements, Recall Lists, Archives and Collections Preservation, Technical Assessment of Original Media, Media Conversion and Migration, Media Restoration, Preservation Condition Assessments.
    Record Number: CBC 102.000

  • > Merchandising, Sales of Productions and Stock Shots

    Description: Records relating to CBC/Radio-Canada's merchandising sales of home video, music and related products. Includes sales of CBC/Radio-Canada Production and Stock Shots.
    Document Types: Includes sales analysis and reports of sales, correspondence, negotiation documents, licenses and invoices.
    Record Number: CBC 113.000

Program Transmission and Distribution

  • > CBC/Radio-Canada Acquisitions

    Description: Use for all documents relating to the acquisition of production. Includes lists of productions and correspondence with distributors.
    Document Types: Acquisition Lists, Coordination and Planning Reports, Distributors Lists, Quality Control Reports
    Record Number: CBC 604.000

  • > Media Relations

    Description: Includes all records that document all issues that may have an impact on business or corporate reputation.
    Document Types: Press releases, press conferences, media inquiries, issue management.
    Record Number: CBC 107.110

  • > Insurance and Risk Management

    Description: Records relating to property and casualty insurance and corporate risk management.
    Document Types: Insurance Renewals, Property and Casualty Insurance Policies, Certificates of Insurance, Insurance Claim Files, Insurance Reports, Advice - General inquiries and consulting, Risk Management Projects.
    Record Number: 110.000

  • > Strategic Planning and Business Development

    Description: Files pertaining to corporate business development; that is, activities undertaken to increase the number of self-financing sources and meet the Corporation's objectives by leveraging assets, establishing strategic partnerships, taking responsibility for the initial development of new projects, taking responsibility for rights management operations, managing Galaxie, and monitoring and establishing a general policy for SIRIUS Canada. In addition, Corporate Business Development coordinates business development activities for French Services.
    Document Types: Strategic Partnership Development, CBC/Radio-Canada Positioning in Media Industry, Project Development, Market and Competitive Information, Management of Self-Generated Revenue.
    Record Number: 119.000

  • > Rights Administration

    Description: Records pertaining to researching and collecting copyright royalties for CBC/Radio-Canada and other Canadian producers/distributors.
    Document Types: May contain correspondence, account statements, royalty claim forms, invoices, informative documents on different legislations concerning Canadian royalties or other countries, as well as any document relating to payments of those royalties or any other record related to paying these royalties.
    Record Number: CBC 119.200

  • > Transmission and Broadcasting Technologies Operations

    Description: Administrative and coordination files regarding the management and operation of transmission and broadcasting technologies. For example, planning, insurance or CRTC.
    Document Types: Documentation on all potential marketing or actual marketing of the Corporation's transmission and broadcasting services. May also include non-direct marketing at events such as conference or community displays. National Alarm Service documentation. Includes all outages and reports. May also include correspondence with the service provider as well as documentation of negotiations or issues between the NAS and CBC/Radio-Canada. Records of Transmission impairments, outages or similar malfunctions. Transmitter base management documentation for the various transmitter sites. Includes all engineering drawings, infrastructure documentation such as improvements, repairs, structure analysis, inspection reports from CBC/Radio-Canada, or outside consultants and contractors. May also include all reporting to Senior or Executive Management. Satellite Services documentation. Includes client relations, reporting and correspondence. May also include technical specifications for time delay broadcasting. Includes all correspondence and breakdown reports for the existing clients who use the satellite services. Organize by frequency code such as AM, HF, FM and BHF-UHF (TV). Organize by frequency code such as AM, HF, FM and BHF-UHF (TV). Includes all correspondence, reports or submissions from Transmission and Broadcasting Technologies Operations that are required by regulation. Use for all records associated with CRTC in conjunction with Transmission planning and coordination. Records could include reports to CRTC, etc. CRTC monthly logs. File by month and year. Documentation for Industry Canada relating to the implementation of transmission projects. Includes regulatory reporting and project descriptions. Includes all media requests for engineering reports. Includes all media requests for engineering reports.
    Record Number: CBC 700.000

  • > Planning and Coordination - Transmission and Broadcasting Technologies Operations

    Description: Administrative and coordination files regarding the management and operation of transmission and broadcasting technologies.
    Document Types: planning, insurance or CRTC reports.
    Record Number: 701.000

  • > National Alarm Services (NAS) Service To Monitor All Sites

    Description: National Alarm Service documentation.
    Document Types: Outages and reports, correspondence with the service providers, negotiations or issues between the NAS and CBC/Radio-Canada.
    Record Number: 702.000

  • > Transmitter Base Management and Maintenance

    Description: Transmitter base management documentation for the various transmitter sites.
    Document Types: Engineering drawings, infrastructure documentation for repairs, structure analysis, inspection reports from CBC/Radio-Canada, or outside consultants and contractors, reporting to Senior or Executive Management.
    Record Number: 703.000

  • > Satellite Services

    Description: Satellite Services documentation.
    Document Types: Client relations, reporting and correspondence, technical specifications for time delay broadcasting.
    Record Number: 704.000

  • > Radio Canada International (RCI) (Shortwave)

    Description: RCI documentation.
    Document Types: Includes frequency plans and monitoring, scheduling and reporting, breakdown reports for shutdowns and or technical difficulties, emergency broadcasting services.
    Record Number: 705.000

  • > Regulatory Compliance

    Description: records associated with CRTC in conjunction with Transmission planning and coordination.
    Document Types: Correspondence, reports or submissions from Transmission and Broadcasting Technologies Operations that are required by regulation.
    Record Number: 707.000

  • > Planning and Coordination - Technical Production Operations

    Description: Administrative activities associated with production technology services and maintenance.
    Document Types: management plans, corporate plans, and directives, open calls/tickets, history of completed work, database-generated reports used to track the inventory, service work orders and urgent requests, equipment manuals, configuration instructions, procedures and standards, record for use of Technical Services, post production equipment, mobile accessories, and the use of staff.
    Record Number: 801.000

  • > Production Equipment Management

    Description: Records related to equipment management, including video, audio, editing, lighting, and all other production equipment.
    Document Types: calibration records, procedures, testing schedules, test results and recommendations for remediation for negative test results, background information, brochures, and quotes from vendors, functional specifications, and rationale for acquisition, inventory lists complete with serial numbers, descriptions and functionality, equipment access permissions rights, schedules, proof of loan, borrower's contact information and equipment return dates, schedules for service or replacement dates, reporting for the purposes of analysis of equipment efficiency, compatibility with new technology or efficiency.
    Record Number: 802.000

  • > Equipment Log Books

    Description: Records related to tracking of loaned production equipment.
    Document Types: Usage and equipment checks, log books, schedules and inventory tracking.
    Record Number: 803.000

Internal Services

Internal Services are groups of related activities and resources that are administered to support the needs of programs and other corporate obligations of an organization. These groups are: Management and Oversight Services; Communications Services; Legal Services; Human Resources Management Services; Financial Management Services; Information Management Services; Information Technology Services; Real Property Services; Materiel Services; Acquisition Services; and Travel and Other Administrative Services. Internal Services include only those activities and resources that apply across an organization and not to those provided specifically to a program.

Manuals

Additional Information

Please see the Introduction to this publication for information on how to make a request under the provisions of the Access to Information Act and the Privacy Act.

CBC/Radio-Canada publishes the texts of completed Access to Information requests on a monthly basis, using the publishing standards outlined by the Treasury Board Secretariat. In addition, we also publish the release packages of files involving subject matter that may be of general interest to Canadians. You may view the categories here.

Reading Room

In accordance with the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act, the applicant may wish to review material in person at the address here.

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