DEI Resources

Related Policies and Procedures

Unions/Professional Associations

Directors Guild of Canada (Ontario)
Diversity Initiatives

The Directors Guild of Canada in Ontario is a provincial labour organization representing key creative and operational specialists.

ACTRA DEI

ACTRA DEI related committee pages with helpful information and resources (Act Your Age, outACTRAto, Parades Committee, Stunt Women’s Committee, Toronto ACTRA Women’s Committee, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, Young Emerging Actors Assembly, etc.).

Links to Community Partners/Resources

Equity, diversity and inclusion 

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Supports Indigenous sovereignty through storytelling on screen. Visit their site.

Indigenous owned and operated not-for-profit organization offering professional development, advocacy, consulting, and mentorship for Indigenous women in the film, television and media sector.

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Supports Black Canadians working throughout the screen industries to build their careers, strengthen their networks, and share their stories.

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POV is an organization that helps marginalized youth break into the media industry through training, mentorship, job placement and professional development opportunities. 

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BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots nonprofit organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada’s TV and film industry. From writers, directors, producers and actors to editors, crew members and executives, its members are a mix of emerging, mid-level and established industry professionals. BIPOC TV & Film is dedicated to increasing the representation of BIPOC both in front and behind the camera. 

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HireBIPOC.com is the definitive and ubiquitous industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colour) creatives and crew working in screen-based industries.

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Hire Higher.ca is committed to making meaningful systemic change in the commercial production industry by redistributing resources and opportunities to traditional marginalized communities, with a specific emphasis on black, Indigenous, and People of Colour individuals of all genders and sexual identities.

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Access Reelworld is a fully transparent and searchable recruiting platform for Canadian Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and Latin American creatives in the screen industry.

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Canada provides ongoing networking opportunities for its growing community of emerging and established Black women filmmakers, spotlights Black and diverse women in film and provides an annual leadership program.

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HERe is a Canadian female film crew directory. This initiative strives to connect productions with skilled women in technical support positions. 

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Racial Equity Media Collective advocates for creators in Canada’s film, television and digital media industries who identify as Black, Indigenous and People of Colour.

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Film in Colour is an online tool intended for users to discover, hire, and collaborate with Film/TV industry professionals of colour, including Directors, Writers, Producers, Editors, Crew, Executives, Curators, Comedians, and a wide array of other Film/TV industry roles for all levels of experience.

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Celebrating bold original film stories by Canadian women and non-binary creators of colour.

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Afro Caribbean Canadian Cultural and Entertainment Foundation is a not-for-profit community based organization in Canada that promotes diversity and inclusion with emphasis on Afro-Caribbean cultural integration and entertainment in Canada.

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Asian Canadian Film Alliance is a non-profit, grassroots space uniquely for Asian Canadians in film. The ACFA hosts events with the express goals of educating Asian Canadian talent, creating practical opportunities, and advocating for the community to spearhead real systemic change. 

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