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CBC Quebec community bureaus: What are they?

In 2021, we launched our community bureau initiative. The goal of these bureaus is to build and sustain relationships with people in underserved, underrepresented areas and to strengthen our journalism by making it more reflective, as well as broadening the range of storytelling topics.

We're sending journalists out to simply listen. Could your neighbourhood be next?

CBC Quebec journalist Jennifer Yoon at our Park Ex community Bureau. (Rana Liu/CBC)

At CBC Quebec, we are committed to telling your stories and connecting with our province's many communities. 

In 2021, we launched our community bureau initiative. The goal of these bureaus is to build and sustain relationships with people in underserved, underrepresented areas, to strengthen our journalism by making it more reflective of all Quebecers and broaden the range of storytelling topics.

CBC journalist Matt D'Amours gets a paper-folding lesson from students at the Brossard Chinese School. (CBC)

Our first stop was Brossard, followed by Lévis, the LaurentiansParc Extension and Listuguj. A CBC journalist was based in each community and was dedicated to listening, learning and sharing its stories — providing the opportunity to dig deep into the issues that matter to residents.

CBC Quebec journalist Marika Wheeler attends a cross-country skiing event as part of our Laurentians bureau. (Rana Liu/CBC)

Here are some examples of stories that have come out of these bureaus:

Journalist Matt D'Amours at our first community bureau location - Café Kuya in Brossard. (Andrea Stanford/CBC)

We're just getting started

We are currently exploring communities to visit next. If you would like to suggest your town or neighbourhood, drop us a line! We are always looking to make community connections and gather story ideas from English-speakers in Quebec.

CBC Reporter Fenn Mayes gets a lesson in creating custom bodis from Vasanth Rajaratnam in Park Extension. (CBC)

Our community bureaus are an opportunity to connect with a CBC journalist and have an informal chat about whatever you'd like them to know about the area.

If you would like to book a time for yourself or your organization to chat virtually with a journalist, please email us at mtlcomm@cbc.ca and we will work with you to set up a time.

 

 

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