Finance Team

The primary duty is to monitor the Committee’s finances by:

  • developing a budget
  • maintaining the budget
  • ensuring expenses support the mandate of the DWC Consultative Committee
  • fundraising to cover the DWC Consultative Committee’s expenses

Revenue sources and timeframe:

  • Membership Fees (more information to come soon)
  • CRTC Cost-Recovery (if approved) – unpredictable, can be 6 to 13 months turnaround time from cost application to the approved result of the application. Costs can vary and depend on the cost analysis process by CRTC. Nothing is guaranteed.
  • Once Cost Application is approved by a CRTC-published Telecom Regulatory Order (TRO), the DWCC immediately:
    • puts aside 10% for DWCC’s administrative costs, to create an accounting cushion.
    • pays for contracted services for the specific proceeding
    • puts aside another 5,000 for translation fees (French and LSQ)
  • Fundraising activities – anytime


  • the costs of web hosting and domain reservation of
  • the costs of running surveys online, such as Survey Monkey, (no, it’s not free to retain data)
  • DropBox fee to allow for the storage of videos for video editors (for a limited time)
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro for advanced PDF document management
  • Monthly Google Suite fees for e-mail and document management
  • travel expenses (flight, accommodation, transportation and meals) for attending CRTC public hearings, and consultative meetings (CWTA, etc.)
  • Emergency fees to support the team in its DDBHH representative roles
  • printing, photocopying, office supplies, ie. binders, highlighters
  • professional fees:
    • french translations, captioning
    • ASL and LSQ talent (or Deaf Interpreters) for videos
    • Deaf-Blind Consultant
    • Video editing
  • honorarium fees – fees
  • Attendance at related conferences: Canada’s Communications Policy and Law Conferences, WFD Congress 2019 and 2023, TDI Conference 2017, 2019, 2021, and 2023.

The Finance Team:

  • Jeffrey Beatty, Treasurer
  • Lisa Anderson, Chairperson
  • Darryl Hackett, Vice Chair

What happens to DWCC funds after the mandate and the goals are met?