Radio Licences Application


APTN has assessed the feasibility of establishing a national radio station in the cities of Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver. Existing services do not represent the broader spectrum of experiences and cultural events that make up the lives of First Nations, Inuit and MĂ©tis Peoples in these cities.

APTN wants to fill this gap by creating radio services that offer a true reflection of Aboriginal Peoples’ voices and music as a part of the dialogue in each city.

First Peoples Radio Inc., a non-profit corporation established by APTN, has applied to the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) for licences to operate new Aboriginal radio stations in Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. The CRTC has announced that it will consider these applications at an upcoming public hearing. Information about the public hearing and the First Peoples Radio applications can be found at the following link: [CRTC Broadcasting Notice of Consultation 2017-1].

If you would like to support or comment on our applications, please follow the “Intervention/Comment” link on the CRTC’s Notice of Consultation, click “Submit”, select the First Peoples Radio application(s) that are of interest to you and provide your comments. You may also write and submit a separate letter.

The deadline for interventions is February 7, 2017. For more information about our applications or how to file an intervention, contact:

Vera Houle, Director of Community Relations
204.947.9331 ext.: 257


Sherry Meilleur, Community Relations Coordinator
204.947.9331 ext.: 435