The Canadian Communications Foundation, which provides the definitive history of broadcasting in Canada on its website www.broadcasting-history.ca, elected its 2012-2013 Board at the Foundation’s Annual General Meeting at Ryerson University in Toronto on November 8th.
Pip Wedge, former CTV programming VP and more recently Vice President of the Foundation, moves into the President’s chair. Fil Fraser, O.C., former broadcaster, film producer and author and currently Adjunct Professor of Communications Studies at Athabasca University becomes Vice-President, while former CTV executive Peter O’Neill remains as Treasurer.
The other members of the Board, all former broadcasters or industry-related executives, are Ross McCreath, Jon Keeble, Jack Ruttle, Bruce Hogle, Ted Barris, Evelyn Ellerman and Craig Roskin.
Originally funded by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, and later supported through CRTC-approved Benefits Package grants from BCE and Astral, the Foundation’s Board will be taking early steps to address the need to generate new funding, so that its important work can continue.
CCF is a Registered Non-Profit charitable organization and many private donors have been generous in their donations in the past.