|Key people||Steve Anderson
|Focus(es)||Media Access, Civil Liberties, Consumer advocacy|
|Method(s)||Advocacy, Education, Community Engagement|
|Motto||Engage, Educate, Empower|
OpenMedia.ca is a Canadian non-partisan, non-profit advocacy organization working to encourage open and innovative communication systems within Canada. Its stated mission is "to advance and support a media communications system in Canada that adheres to the principles of access, choice, diversity, innovation and openness." It works through online campaigns, participatory events, school presentations and workshops. Its online petition for the "StopTheMeter.ca" campaign became the largest online appeal of its kind in Canadian history. In 2013, OpenMedia.ca launched campaigns aimed at ensuring accountability in the Canadian government's surveillance activities. 
OpenMedia.ca spearheaded the "StopTheMeter.ca" campaign against usage-based billing in Canada; including an online petition. The petition reached over 400,000 signatures and caused the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission to reexamine its decision on the way Canadians are billed for their Internet access. It is the largest online appeal of its kind in Canadian history. The petition was supported by Canadian Internet service providers affected by the ruling (such as TekSavvy, which sent out invitations to sign to all of their customers), the Liberal Party of Canada, the New Democratic Party and Stephen Harper, who voiced his concerns over Twitter.
As of February 11, 2011, more than 463,000 Canadians had signed the http://stopthemeter.ca petition.
OpenMedia.ca are also the force behind the FreshMedia initiative, which celebrates innovative and independent media. FreshMedia.me aims to:
- Ignite a national conversation to re-imagine media and journalism in Canada.
- Celebrate the exciting and innovative experiments in independent and public media currently underway.
- Develop a crowd-sourced plan to support innovative and quality media and independent journalism.
VoteNet.ca was launched as a campaign to ensure that Internet access issues would become a focus for the 2011 Canadian federal election. Citizens were provided with a letter that they could modify and email to candidates in their riding asking them to become "pro-Internet". Politicians were then also able to register as pro-Internet candidates through the website. Multiple candidates have stated their support for the campaign.
Organizations involved with OpenMedia.ca
OpenMedia.ca has the involvement of a number of national and regional media related organizations and well as unions and civil liberty groups.
Media and Technology organizations
Acanac, Agentic, Canadian Media Guild, Fongo Megaphone Magazine, National Campus-Community Radio Association (NCRA), The Edmonton Small Press Association (ESPA), The Tyee, Pull Focus Film School, Koumbit Networks,
Public Interest Organizations
BC Association for Media Education, Canadian Association of Campus and Community Television User Groups and Stations (CACTUS), Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC), Council of Canadians, Community Media Education Society (CMES), Media Action, Hospital Employees' Union (HEU), National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) Wilderness Committee, World Association of Christian Communication (WACC) North America
Civil liberty organizations
The Center For Information Awareness (CFIA), Civil Liberties Association, National Capital Region (CLA-NCR), Democracy Watch, Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC), The Ruth & Henry Goodman Fund for Social & Ecological Justice
- "About Us". OpenMedia.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "24 Hours Vancouver". Vancouver.24hrs.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "24 Hours Vancouver". OpenMedia.ca. Retrieved December 1, 2013.
- "SaveOurNet | OpenMedia.ca". Saveournet.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Stop The Meter On Your Internet Usage". Stopthemeter.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
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- "Usage-based billing: What do you think of the CRTC ruling? – Point of View". Canada: CBC. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "The Tyee – Canadians Just Became World's Biggest Internet Losers". Thetyee.ca. January 26, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "CRTC to review internet billing decision – Canada – CBC News". Canada: CBC. February 3, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "TekSavvy News". TekSavvy News. January 25, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Take action: join Liberal opposition to the usage-based billing decision". Liberal.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- January 20, 2011 (January 20, 2011). "Canadians lose out with internet metered billing". Ndp.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Twitter / Stephen Harper: We're very concerned about". Twitter. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "FreshMedia". Freshmedia.me. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "About FreshMedia". Aboutfreshmedia.tumblr.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Opinion – Blogs – Our blogs have moved!". Communities.canada.com. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Vote for the Internet". OpenMedia.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "Candidates Show Their Pro-Internet Sides". OpenMedia.ca. April 10, 2011. Retrieved November 10, 2011.
- "network of Organizations, Retrieved March 1, 2011". Openmedia.ca. Retrieved November 10, 2011.