Mission, Vision and Values
To produce creative and engaging programming for communities whose voices are underrepresented in the mainstream media.
A cooperative society rooted in social justice values where media operate in the interests of people and where creativity flourishes.
We value and solicit the input of members and the community. We work to reduce barriers to ensure accessibility and full participation of all the communities we serve. We value the knowledge and skills that community members bring to the station. We support skill-sharing through learning, sharing and teaching in order to encourage growth within the station and throughout the broader community.
We value open and respectful dialogue and seek to build bridges of co-operation among the diverse communities we serve. We believe in fostering a healthy, sustainable environment within the organization.
We challenge systems of oppression by promoting progressive social and economic change, and equal opportunities and outcomes for all.
We are firmly committed to our independence as a member-owned community station in a world of media steeped in corporate domination. We remain free of corporate interests. We value and celebrate that we are community-owned alternative media.
We are rooted in volunteerism and diversity. We exist through the support of the communities we serve.
Vancouver Co-Op Radio CFRO 100.5 stands in solidarity with Black, Indigenous and POC (BIPOC) communities. We will continue to work to uplift the voices of marginalized groups through alternative radio programming and to support our BIPOC programmers, listeners and community members.
We acknowledge we are on the unceded territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.
This acknowledgment is a reminder of the discriminatory, racist, and colonial practices that have had a lasting legacy, and continue to create barriers for Indigenous peoples and communities in our city.
To support grass roots efforts in Indigenous Sovereignty please visit the Braided Warriors social media pages to find active causes that need immediate community support.
We implore you to take time to reflect on your personal impact on these communities and to find ways to support them within your capacity. If you are looking for a place to donate to please consider the Vancouver Black Therapy Fund: https://gf.me/u/x72523 or Hogan’s Alley Society: https://www.