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The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 100 independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services to hundreds of thousands of Canadians in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. CCSA Members include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities, and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They work and invest in their communities and their relationship to their community isn’t just business – they live there.
Canada’s smaller internet, TV & telephone providers fill a number of important roles in our communities. In rural areas, they are sometimes the only source of communications services and content – providing a crucial link to the news, entertainment, and business services Canadians expect. In today’s world of consolidation and cost-cutting, we sure get a lot of news and stories from the big cities, don’t we? Local providers reflect the communities they serve in the content they produce for their own channels. They tell the kind of stories that build community identity and pride of place, keeping these communities on the map. These are companies that are truly Tuned-In to their customers and their communities. We think these are attributes worth celebrating, and businesses worth supporting.
Tuned-In Canada is a special kind of win. Winners in each category get to take home a trophy for their excellent work. A cash prize of $1,000 is also donated to a community charity or organization of the winner’s choice. The CCSA has been running Tuned-In Canada: The CCSA Awards since 2014, and has awarded more than $50,000 to winning companies, who in turn have donated their winnings back to the communities in which they live and work. It’s an award that is making a difference.

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