Culture and Information


Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications of Commission (CRTC)
Type: Federal

The CRTC is an administrative tribunal that regulates and supervises broadcasting and telecommunications in the public interest.

The CRTC focuses on achieving policy objectives established in the Broadcasting Act, Telecommunications Act and Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL)

It supervises and regulates over 2,000 broadcasters, including TV services, AM and FM radio stations, and the companies that own them. They also regulate telecommunications carriers, including major telephone companies. CRTC’s activities include licensing, promoting compliance with regulations, making ownership decisions, approving tariffs, encouraging competition, and providing information

Through the CRTC you can make a complaint about your personal phone, internet TV or radio service provider. You can also register or make a complaint with the National Do Not Call List.

Telephone: 1-877-249-2782
Fax: 819-994-0218
Address: Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission Ottawa, Ontario Canada, K1A 0N2
Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB)
Type: Federal

The Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board (CCPERB) helps to ensure Canada's cultural property is protected, preserved, and accessible to the public. CCPERB provides accountability and support to the institutions and individuals who create, acquire, and engage in the exchange of cultural property.

  • Certifies cultural property for income tax purposes
  • Reviews export permit applications that have been refused
  • Determines fair cash offers to purchase cultural property for refused export permit
Telephone: 613-943-8360
Fax: 613-943-8841
Address: 344 Slater Street, 15th Floor, Suite 400 Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0E2
Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO)
Type: Federal

The Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) is a special operating agency of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada. They deliver intellectual property (IP) services in Canada and educate Canadians on how to use IP more effectively.

  • Responsible for the administration and processing of the greater part of intellectual property in Canada
  • Registers patents and trade-marks,
  • Manages a Patent Appeal Board that reviews rejected applications and decides first inventorship in patent conflict situations, among other activities
Telephone: 1-866-997-1936
Fax: 819-953-2476
Address: Place du Portage I 50 Victoria Street, room C-229 Gatineau, QC K1A 0C9
Copyright Board of Canada
Type: Federal

The Copyright Board of Canada’s fundamental purpose is to establish fair and equitable tariffs and licences through timely and fair processes.

The mandate of the Copyright Board of Canada is defined in the Copyright Act which provides they may:

  • Approve tariffs for content whose rights are managed by collective societies
  • Supervise agreements between users and licensing bodies and issues licences when the copyright owner cannot be located, and
  • Hold hearings into proposed tariffs and objections to copyrights
Telephone: 613-952-8621
Fax: 613-952-8630
Address: Suite 800 - 56 Sparks Street Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5A9