Past Events

November 12, 2020

Ask the Experts: Mental Health in Covid Times

This webinar brought together mental health experts who provided helpful, practical, self-care solutions to mental health issues caused or exacerbated by the pandemic.

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Panelists

  • Carole Sandy

    MEd Counselling, MSc. (A) Couple and Family, R.S.W & Coach

  • Yamam Abuzinadah

    (Ph.D.) MA (Cons) BA (Soc), Cert4(TA), MACA

    Event Moderator

  • Jayde Tynes


September 26, 2020

Women Working in the Horror Genre Across Canada

One of the most impactful elements of working in horror is the ability to use horror as an allegory. Hard truths can be expressed, hidden amongst the scares and thrills of the genre. Such being the case, horror has tremendous potential as a feminist medium. Five women making the most of the horror genre to empower female characters discussed their working challenges both on and off-screen. 

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Panelists

  • Susie Moloney


  • Karen Walton


  • Elza Kephart

    Writer, Director

  • Karen Lam

    Writer, Director

  • Nicole Steeves

    Writer, Director

    Event Moderator

  • Heather Hatch

    Writer, Director

July 9, 2020

Cross Canada Check-in

A space where women across the country could connect, listen, share, and empower each other, generating ideas on how to best support women in the industry moving forward through COVID-19. 

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Moderators

  • Amanda Tapping

    Performer, Director

  • Juanita Peters

    Radio Host, Journalist, Director

  • Brigitte Monneau

    Executive Director FCTMN

June 22, 2020

A Conversation with Minister Guilbeault: Women & Screen Industries Before and During COVID-19

A discussion with the Canadian Heritage Minister, during which Minister Guilbeault confirmed gender-based analysis and inclusivity would remain a priority for his government and agreed that change is necessary to include gender equity and inclusion requirements as part of the federal tax credit eligibility. 

Special Guest: The Honourable Steven Guilbeault

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Moderator

  • Sabine Daniel

    TV host, Producer

June 11, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Production Insurance

A discussion about production insurance around COVID19 and the concerns it raises regarding financing for independent producers.

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Panelists

  • Brigitte LeBlanc

    National Bank

  • Anne Schneerer

    National Bank

  • Darlene Milley

    Front Row Insurance Brokers

    Event Moderator

  • Marcia Douglas

    Canadian Media Producers Association

June 4, 2020

Virtual Town Hall: Blue Ant Media, Super Channel and Corus

A discussion about what content companies are looking for during the pandemic as well as their gender equity and company inclusivity commitments.

Moderators and Panelists

    Event Panelists

  • Sam Linton

    Blue Ant Media

  • Jackie Pardy

    Super Channel

  • Julie Godon

    French Specialty Networks at Corus.

    Event Moderator

  • Karen Bruce

    Executive Director WIFT-Toronto