Cross-Canada Voting Begins for Tuned-In Canada: The CCSA Awards

QUISPAMSIS (NB), May 6, 2019 - The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) is pleased to announce voting is now open for the 2019 edition of Tuned-in Canada: the CCSA Awards – a nationwide, annual competition highlighting the great work performed by independent, local providers of internet, television and telephone services across Canada. 

Canadians are invited to visit Tuned-In Canada 2019 to cast a vote for nominees in the following three categories:

  1. Best people: on-camera community channel personality
  2. Best story: giving back
  3. Best photo: connecting Canadians

Voting takes place on the Tuned-In Canada website, and voters can cast their votes until May 17th at midnight (Atlantic).  The winners will be announced on May 29th and each will receive $1000 to donate to a local charity or organization of their choice.

“As always, our group of finalists demonstrates the wonderful contribution these companies are making to communities across Canada,” said Jay Thomson, CEO of the CCSA. “This year we are excited to report that our shortlist includes more representation for northern Canada than ever before.”

Judges Matt Polka (President and CEO of ACA Connects - America’s Communications Association), Suzanne Lamarre (Lawyer at Therrien Couture and former CRTC Commissioner), Greg O’Brien (President of FindTV, and editor/publisher of CARTT.CA), and newcomer judge Joely Collins (Award-winning producer, director and founder of Vancouver-based Million Faces Productions) recently shortlisted the thirteen finalists from a field of nominations submitted by CCSA member companies and their customers. 

“We hope Canada will embrace their local nominees and bring out the vote,” said Thomson. “It’s going to be an exciting two weeks, so stay tuned.”



The Canadian Communication Systems Alliance (CCSA) represents more than 110 Independent companies providing internet, TV & telephone services across Canada. Those companies serve hundreds of thousands of customers in communities generally outside urban markets, from coast to coast to coast. They include community cooperatives, family businesses, municipalities and companies owned by Indigenous Peoples. They connect hundreds of thousands of Canadians who otherwise might not have access to these critical communications services.

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Cheryl Mangusso
Manager, Communications                                                                       
Phone:  (506) 849-1334 ext. 217