The Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS) advocates on behalf of individual Canadians and community organizations for access to digital skills training, production support, and distribution platforms so that individuals—especially minority and alternative voices — and communities have the tools they need to be heard and express themselves in the digital environment. CACTUS’ vision has evolved from its roots in community television to include multimedia and multiplatform access, including virtual reality, augmented reality and video game production. For more information about CACTUS, see our web site.

CACTUS is partnering with la Fédération des télévisions communautaires autonomes du Québec ("la Fédération") in administering the Local Journalism Initiative. There are five other organizations representing other media sectors helping to implement the Local Journalism Initiative on behalf of the Department of Canadian Heritage