For immediate release Wednesday, May 11, 2016


CPAC wins Telly Award

Ottawa, ON – CPAC’s original documentary examining the troubling issue of sexual violence in Canada has been named a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards, chosen from among 13,000 entries across 5 continents. The ground-breaking, 55-minute long program Sexual Violence, Social Media and Society: Is Canada Facing a Crisis? was honoured in the prestigious TV documentary category.

Hosted by Kimothy Walker, the program explores the concept of rape culture and considers whether cyber bullying and sexual violence have become normalized in our society. It delves into the issue of consent and considers the impacts of alcohol and drugs, social media and the abundance of violent online pornography.

It also introduces several well-known individuals and organizations trying to make this issue a national priority, including Rick Falcon (father of the late Adriana Falcon), Glen Canning (father of the late Rehtaeh Parsons), City TV correspondent Shauna Hunt, former federal politician Sheila Copps and comedian Elvira Kurt.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards are the premier awards honouring outstanding local, regional and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online commercials, video and films. Winners represent the best work of the most respected advertising agencies, production companies, television stations, cable operators and corporate video departments in the world.

“We are very thrilled to receive this prestigious honour,” said Catherine Cano, President and General Manager of CPAC. “It speaks to the calibre of the programming we make here at CPAC and the important role we play in advancing Canadian democracy and I congratulate everyone on our team.”

“The Telly Awards has a mission to honor the very best in film and video,” said Linda Day, Executive Director of the Telly Awards. “CPAC’s accomplishment illustrates their creativity, skill, and dedication to their craft and serves as a testament to great film and video production.”

About CPAC

Created in 1992 by a consortium of cable companies to preserve an independent editorial voice for Canada’s democratic process, CPAC continues to be owned and operated by Canadian cable companies and provides a window on parliamentary, political and public affairs in Canada and the world. Since 1992, the cable industry has invested more than $50 million in CPAC. CPAC is Canada’s only privately-owned, commercial free, not for profit, bilingual television service, delivered to over 11 million Canadian homes via cable, satellite and wireless distributors and worldwide via 24/7 live webstreaming at www.cpac.ca.

About the Telly Awards

For more information on the Telly Awards, visit www.tellyawards.com.



For more information

David Lauer, CPAC
(613) 364-1131
E-mail: dlauer@cpac.ca