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Canada’s broadcasters come together to air Food Banks Canada benefit on 120 platforms

A significant collective of Canadian broadcasters have come together to air Sunday’s Food Banks Canada benefit, Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, which will be carried on 120 platforms spanning radio, TV, online, and On Demand.

The all-Canadian special has been extended from an hour to 90-minutes and will now be broadcast 30 minutes earlier at 6:30 p.m. across all markets (7 p.m. NT) on Apr. 26.

Ten additional broadcasters have signed on, joining Bell Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Corus Entertainment, Groupe V Média, and Rogers Sports & Media to present the star-studded, commercial-free broadcast.

ATN, APTN, Blue Ant Media, Wild Brain, Hollywood Suite, NTV, OUTtv, Stingray, Super Channel, and Unis TV are now participating, as well as more than four dozen new radio stations including Bell Media’s EZ Rock and participating Arctic Radio, Blackburn, First Peoples Radio, Harvard, Pattison, Rawlco, Stingray, and Vista stations.

Featuring a mix of music, messages, and more, among the talent slated to perform or appear are Alessia Cara, Arkells, Barenaked Ladies, Bianca AndreescuBryan AdamsBuffy Sainte-Marie, Céline Dion, Chris HadfieldConnor McDavidDavid SuzukiEric McCormackHayley WickenheiserHowie MandelJann ArdenJason PriestleyMargaret Atwood, Marie-Mai, Michael Bublé,  Penny OleksiakRick HansenRick MercerRussell PetersSarah McLachlan, Shania Twain, Sofia ReyesTessa VirtueWill ArnettWilliam Prince, and others.

Broadcast Details

Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble will air on at least 120 platforms, including live, simultaneous French translation on ICI ARTV, SériesPlus, VRAK, V, and Unis TV. The special can also be viewed on:

44 TV Platforms: 
ABC Spark, ATN HD, ATN LIFE, ATN PUNJABI PLUS, ATN PM ONE, ATN TAMIL (JAYA TV), ATN GUJARATI, ATN BANGLA, ATN CRICKET PLUS, ATN FOOD FOOD, APTN, A.Side, BBC Earth, CBC, CBN, Citytv, Cottage Life, CP24, CTV, CTV2, FX, Family Channel, Global, HIFI, Hollywood Suite 2000s, ICI ARTV, Love Nature, MUCH, MTV, National Geographic, Makeful, NTV, OMNI Television, OUTtv, SériesPlus, Slice, Smithsonian Channel Canada, Stingray Hits, Stingray Retro, Super Channel Fuse, TSN, Unis TV, V, VRAK

12 Streaming Platforms:, CBC Gem, CBC Listen app,, CTV app,,, Global TV app,,,, iHeartRadio Canada app

53 Radio Platforms: 
CBC Music, CBC Radio One, EZ Rock, Sirius XM Channel 169, Virgin Radio as well as additional stations from Arctic Radio, Bell Media, Blackburn, First Peoples Radio, Harvard, Pattison, Rawlco, Stingray, and Vista radio networks

11 On Demand Platforms: 
CBC Gem, Crave,, CTV app, Global TV app,, ICI TOU.TV,, iHeartRadio Canada app, Stingray Qello, Super Channel On Demand

How to donate

Canadians who are able are invited to donate to Food Banks Canada in association with the broadcast to support local food banks from coast-to-coast-to-coast as they face the drastic impacts of COVID-19.

SMS: Text COVID to 30333 to donate $5$10, or $20


Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble is a joint production of Bell Media Studios, CBC, and Insight Productions.

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Connie Thiessen
Connie Thiessen
Connie has worked coast-to-coast as a reporter, editor, anchor and host at CKNW and News 1130 in Vancouver, News 95.7 and CBC in Halifax, and CFCW Edmonton, among other stations. With a passion for music, film and community service, she led News 95.7 to a 2013 Atlantic Journalism Award and regional RTDNA award for Best Radio Newscast. More recently, she was nominated for Music Journalist of the Year at Canadian Music Week 2019. To report a typo or error please email -

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