Canadian stories are the backbone of who we are as a country, and they are in danger of disappearing. FRIENDS has launched the Tell Our Stories campaign to fight back. In the past few decades, hundreds of Canadian newspapers and broadcasters have closed while the ones that are still around are barely scraping by. More and more people are turning to online streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ where Canadian stories are few and far between. There’s less and less room for films and shows that reflect Canadian experiences — our experiences. As long as FRIENDS exists, we'll do everything in our power to prevent that from happening.
Tell Our Stories is a bold effort to preserve Canadian stories on-air and online. We commissioned five documentary films to show that there are thousands more Canadian stories out there just waiting to be told.
We need every Canadian to join the fight, because if our stories disappear, so do we.