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Why Friends

Why Friends

FRIENDS works to protect and defend Canada’s rich culture and the healthy democracy it sustains. A strong CBC, fearless journalism, and our shared story make us who we are.

Our purpose

FRIENDS works to protect and defend Canada’s rich culture and the healthy democracy it sustains. A strong CBC, fearless journalism, and our shared story make us who we are.

Our story

We amplify the voice of citizens

Our work is driven by our 364,000 supporters - real people who care deeply about defending public broadcasting, advancing Canadian culture, and maintaining accountability in our democracy.

Our initiatives

We defend public broadcasting, journalism and Canadians stories

We fund policy and public opinion research, provide expertise and facilitate interventions and advocacy in the regulatory and political spheres to encourage the life and health of the Canadian media ecosystem in journalism and culture.

Our accomplishments

Together we stand up for Canada

364,000 Canadian supporters who embrace the mandate and are willing to make support for the CBC a condition of their vote
Join us in opposing the irreversible destruction of Canada’s iconic and unique cultural history.