Skip to main content
Other
Creator Network

Who We Are

The CBC Creator Network amplifies the voices of the next generation of Canadian storytellers and connects them with CBC platforms. We’re looking for compelling stories, unique perspectives and arresting visuals that reflect the country in all its diversity, with a focus on millennial and Gen Z audiences. We work with you to produce brave and helpful content that you want to watch, come back to and share with your friends.

What We Are Looking For

There are several regional opportunities to work with CBC Creator Network. What matters is that it’s a compelling idea driven by strong visual treatments.

Please note: The Creator Network is looking for unscripted content and is not currently considering pitches for comedy or drama.

Across all regions, we are looking for:

  • compelling stories
  • unique perspectives
  • arresting visuals that reflect the country in all its diversity
  • programming that will appeal to audiences between the ages of 18 and 30 (millennial and Gen Z audiences)
  • 3-7 min digital videos.

BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE SPECIFIC NEEDS AND CONTACT INFORMATION FOR EACH REGION:

National Network

Format: 4-7 min digital videos, or short social videos working with the teams at, but not limited to: CBC Arts, CBC Life, and CBC Music.
See a sample of our videos on CBC’s YouTube channel.
Contact: creator.network@cbc.ca

Regional Network

British Columbia & Alberta:
Format: 3-7 min videos: mini-documentaries, profiles, POV pieces.
Contact Sheila Peacock at: creatornetworkwest@cbc.ca
See examples of our past work on the Creator Network YouTube playlist and watch Uytae Lee’s Stories About Here on CBC Gem.

Saskatchewan:
Format: 3-7 min videos, personal essays, audio essays, photography, POV pieces, and illustrations
Pitch information and form
Contact: anna-may.zeviar@cbc.ca
See examples of Sask content at cbc.ca/CreatorNetworkSK

Manitoba:
Format: 4-7 min videos, personal essays, audio essays, photography, and illustrations
Contact: robin.summerfield@cbc.ca

Ontario:
Format: 4-7 min videos, short docs, profiles, POV and personal storytelling. More info (including how to pitch), and for inspiration, see previous examples.
Contact: creatornetworkott@cbc.ca

Quebec:
Format: 4-7 minute videos, short docs, profiles, POV and personal storytelling.
More information, including the pitch form, here.
Contact: craig.desson@cbc.ca

Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and Newfoundland and Labrador
Format: 3-7 min videos (mini-documentary or POV), personal essays, audio essays, photography, comics and illustrations.
Contact: natalie.dobbin@cbc.ca

What To Submit

Please see the above list to determine what each region requires. In general, they will want to know:

  • Information about you. What kind of creator are you? (filmmaker, YouTube, TikTok, visual artist, poet, visual artist, host, foodie, podcaster, etc.)
  • Your level of experience and if you will be working with others. (examples of your and their work)
  • Logline: helpful to think of this as the headline for a YouTube video
  • What story do you want to tell, and how? Format?
  • A short description of the video
  • What are the visuals? What will the audience see?
  • Who is your audience? How is your story relevant to them right now?

Please put PITCH in your subject line. Ideally fits on a single page.

Who Is Eligible

The Creator Network aims to develop new voices, particularly from diverse and underrepresented communities with a focus on the Gen Z and millenial audience. We want to hear from those who are Black, Indigenous, people of colour or LGBTQ2+, those living with disabilities or anyone with a new and fresh idea.

Content creators can be writers, filmmakers, vloggers, photographers, journalists, artists, animators, foodies or anyone else with a compelling idea and visual plan for bright and bold content.