Season fourteen is produced by Epitome Pictures in association with Bell Media and DHX Media.
Funding was provided by The Canadian Media Fund, The Shaw Rocket Fund, RBC Royal Bank, The Canadian Film or Video Production Tax Credit, and the Ontario Film and Television Tax Credit.
Linda Schuyler, co-creator of the Degrassi franchise and CEO of Epitome Pictures, served as an executive producer with her husband, and President of Epitome Pictures, Stephen Stohn.
Much Music announced renewing the series for a twelfth season in June 2011.
The only actor from season eleven who did not return this season in any capacity was Spencer Van Wyck who played Wesley Betenkamp.
Filming began 10 June 2002, and continued into November 2002. on CTV, a Canadian terrestrial television network, and premiered with a sixty-minute special, "When Doves Cry", which form the first two episodes of season two.
Additional episodes were also aired on Fridays during January 2003.
This season again depicts the lives of a group of high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, seniors and graduates as they deal with some of the challenges and issues that teenagers face such as teenage pregnancy, dysfunctional families, sexism, arson, sexting, sexual identity, miscarriages, anxiety disorders, drug use, child abuse, abstinence, and gang violence.