At WPBS, being a cross-border “two nation station” is central to our identity and mission. For over 60 years, WPBS has served Canadian viewers with the finest documentaries, drama series, children’s programming, lifestyle content, music and arts performances, and news & information programming. More than half of WPBS’ members are Canadian, as are many of the stations’ corporate sponsors and partners.
Canadians serve in key leadership roles at WPBS – many of the members of the Board of Trustees and Community Advisory Board are Canadian, and WPBS is the only PBS border station to have a Canadian as its President & General Manager.
We strive to ensure that viewers across Eastern Ontario and the National Capital Region are fully represented and reflected in WPBS programming and activities. We work with many community partners in Canada including cultural and arts organizations, educational institutions (secondary and post-secondary), independent production companies and local businesses. Our Canadian distribution partners include Rogers Cable, Bell Fibe, Cogeco Cable, Videotron, Eastlink, and WTC Communications. To find out how to watch WPBS in your area, click here.
We pay close attention to what our Canadian viewers and supporters tell us about the programs they like and have added British dramas, murder mysteries, how-to programming and music specials based on their suggestions. We work with Canadian independent producers in Eastern Ontario to bring their programs to U.S. audiences. Our children’s characters bring joy to events like the CFB Kingston Family Fun Fair and the Ottawa Children’s Festival.
We are proud to be your trusted media source for lifelong education, entertainment and information.