Industry Perspectives: Addressing Systemic Racism in Canada’s Media Sector

On June 9, TIFF Co-Heads Joana Vicente and Cameron Bailey, and Board Chair Jennifer Tory, notified staff, TIFF Members, partners, industry, and media of TIFF’s commitment to combat systemic anti-Black racism internally, and beyond. As part of this commitment, we are accountable for confronting the many ways in which the Canadian arts sector has reinforced systemic racism in its programming, staffing, and audience engagement.

As one of many steps to deliver on this commitment, we would like to invite you to a digital roundtable discussion with leaders from Telefilm Canada, the Indigenous Screen Office, the Canada Media Fund, CBC/Radio-Canada, Bell Media, the NFB, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Each will present how they are looking inward, and will discuss what they are doing to make sustainable change.

Get an institutional perspective on what can be done to push reform and policy to ensure a more equitable industry and society. The roundtable will be introduced by Joana Vicente and will be followed by a Q&A.


Cameron Bailey, TIFF
Christa Dickenson, Telefilm Canada
Jesse Wente, Indigenous Screen Office
Valerie Creighton, Canada Media Fund
Catherine Tait, CBC/Radio-Canada
Randy Lennox, Bell Media
Claude Joli-Coeur, NFB
Beth Janson, Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Amanda Parris, Writer and CBC Host (Moderator)

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