FUNDING OFFERED TO CKTZ-FM: The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “Youth Voices! Storytelling and Songwriting Radio Camps, Intergenerational Salish language programming

Manson’s Landing and Ottawa September 4, 2018) – Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Roy Hales, President of Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ-FM), a community radio station in Manson’s Landing, BC, are pleased to announce that $50,000 will go towards the implementation of their project “Youth Voices!“. These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. This is the 4th time that the CRFC provides financial support to CKTZ under this program, bringing the total awarded to $159,778.

With the funds received, the station will introduce Youth Voices! A Weekend Radio Camp, with themes of empowerment, storytelling, and a special focus on Indigenous youth outreach. This weekend camp is an opportunity to bring additional collaboration from Klahoose First Nation to provide well supported facilitation for all youth.

…..”Cortes Radio is excited to offer youth storytelling and radio skills camps, with a set of innovative projects: Youth Storytelling Radio Camp outreaching Indigenous youth, youth new music making and recording, and Intergenerational Salish language programming,” says Roy L Hales, President, Cortes Radio.

Since its inception in 2012, the Radiometres program enabled a total investment of more than $12 million in the campus and community radio sector. It is an impressive number of 360 funded projects that have been approved.

“I’m happy to add the project Youth Voices! by CKTZ-FM to the growing list of funded initiatives. I have no doubt as to the significant, positive, impact that this project will have on the local First Nation community,” says the CRFC President, Roger Ouellette.

For more information about the CRFC, the only organization mandated to financially support the c/c sector in Canada, and get the complete list of all funded projects in this round of funding, please visit

For more information about Cortes Community Radio and “Youth Voices!“, please visit 

For further information, please contact:

Odette Auger

Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ-FM)

Marie-Ève Laramée-Gauvreau

Communications Officer
Community Radio Fund of Canada
1- 613-321-3513