For more information, please contact / Pour plus d’information nous contacter:

Cathy Edwards, Executive Director

tel: (819) 456-2237
email: cedwards at timescape dot ca

Cathy Edwards used to be the Volunteer Co-ordinator and trainer at Shaw's community television channel in Calgary until 1997, the year the public was told it could no longer participate in local production. For the last several years, she has been touring the globe researching and documenting forms of community-access television. The results will be aired next year as the six-part series "My TV, Your TV, Our TV" on Canadian Learning Television, Access, the Education Station, PBS, FreeSpeech TV and Link TV.

CACTUS' board members include:

Richard Ward (Western region)

retired audio-visual technician and former community programmer in BC. Richard also founded the Community Media Education Society, a think-tank.

Ivan Trail (Prairie region)

former CEO of Westman Cable and current General Manager of Neepawa Community TV, Manitoba.

Patrick Watt (Maritime region)

former Rogers community TV employee, and current Manager of St. Andrews Community TV in New Brunswick.

Andre Desrochers (Quebec)

founder of the Federation des televisions communautaires autonomes du Quebec and current member of CSUR community TV in Vaudreuil-Soulonges.

Karen Wirsig (Ontario)

current and former positions include regulatory affairs and membership development at the Canadian Media Guild.