Lesson Plan

Broadcasting Codes - Lesson

Lesson Plan

Level: Grades 11 - 12

Author: MediaSmarts


To introduce students to the organizations, codes and guidelines that govern the broadcasting industry in Canada and to familiarize them with the regulatory process that exists to deal with complaints and issues within the industry.

Learning Outcomes

Students demonstrate:

  • an understanding of the roles of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB), the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), and the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council (CBSC) in the Canadian broadcasting industry
  • an understanding of the codes and guidelines that govern the Canadian broadcasting industry
  • an awareness of the procedures that have been established to receive and resolve consumers’ complaints
  • an understanding of how audience negotiates meaning

This lesson and all associated documents (handouts, overheads, backgrounders) are available in an easy-print, pdf kit version.

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