The WIFT Canada Coalition is a dynamic group of autonomous WIFT chapters across Canada: WIFT Atlantic, FCTMN - Québec, WIFT Toronto, WIFT Alberta and WIFT Vancouver – and Women in View. Recognizing the influence and power of numbers, these six organizations have come together as one active force for change.
October 27, 2021 – The Women in Film and Television Canada Coalition (WIFT-CC) has released its latest research study: Deciding on Diversity: COVID-19, Risk and Intersectional Inequality in the Canadian Film and Television Industry, authored by Dr. Amanda Coles of Deakin University, Australia, and Professor Deb Verhoeven, Canada 150 Research Chair in Gender and Cultural Informatics at the University of Alberta.
Founded in 2009, Women in Film & Television - Atlantic (WIFT-AT) is a non-profit professional association that advances the careers of women and all people facing gender-based oppression working in screen-based media in Atlantic Canada. Our mission is to celebrate, grow, and leverage the skills, talents, and potential of our 220+ members across Canada’s four easternmost provinces: Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Newfoundland and Labrador.
Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques (FCTMN) is the Quebec network that supports women and non-binary people from the creative industries in the development and promotion of their careers. Founded in 1991, our mission is to ensure a better representation of women in the industry with a diversified offer of activities, training, peer coaching, networking, webinars and professional meetings.
Founded in 1984, WIFT Toronto is a member-based, not-for-profit organization. We are passionate individuals who are dedicated to the education, engagement and empowerment of our members at all stages of their careers in the screen-based media industry.
Founded in 1998, WIFT Alberta’s vision is to create an inclusive community that unifies, empowers and advocates for women, femme-identifying and non-binary people in the media & screen industries at all stages of their careers. We support our membership through mentorship, information and resources, professional development, fun events, opportunities to showcase their work and networking.
Women In Film and Television Vancouver (WIFTV) is a member-based organization committed to creating an equitable screen-based industry for women and gender diverse people. By addressing systemic barriers we believe we are also working towards more inclusive, representative media. Women (trans and cisgender), Two Spirit, non-binary and gender diverse people are welcome to become members of WIFTV. Men are encouraged to join as allies. WIFTV incorporated in 1989 as a not-for-profit society registered in British Columbia. Our offices are located on the unceded traditional and ancestral homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Women in View is a national, not-for-profit organization dedicated to strengthening gender representation and diversity in Canadian media both on-screen and behind the scenes. We do this through a range of initiatives that seek to generate awareness, promote talent and spark dialogue across the full spectrum of production, policy and artistic arenas. Women in View has led the way in collecting data through their On-Screen Reports that present the facts on gender inequity and lack of inclusion in the Canadian screen industry.