Support/Next Steps

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The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) is a non-profit association that was created to help Canadians participate in media production, and to improve media skills and training opportunities in their communities.

We receive no funding from any government or private agency, and rely exclusively on memberships, donations, and consulting to communities and individuals.

If you've read the three sections on our web site regarding Community Options presented by the Digital Transition:

  • Community Options
  • Costs
  • How to

and you'd like more information to determine whether your community could consider rebroadcasting or cablecasting, please call us at (819) 772-2862. Our volunteers can provide you with a quick assessment of whether your community's goals could be met by rebroadcasting or cablecasting.

For a more in-depth conversation to help you develop a plan, estimate costs, fill out applications with Industry Canada or the CRTC, and find engineers to help you design and build the technical infrastructure, we will suggest you assemble one or more representatives of your municipality or community groups that will lead the project, and schedule a conference call. A consulting fee will apply, which will enable us to continue to answer this hotline and help others like you!

We look forward to hearing from you and encourage you to find out more about the digital transition... the door to more inclusive, affordable media for all Canadians.