CFC’s Commitment to Change and Antiracism

The CFC is fully committed to making meaningful, transformative, and tangible change to all aspects of our organization – to make it better, safer, more empowering and more inclusive of Black, Indigenous and Racialized and other marginalized creators for years to come. This page is where you can find all of the latest updates related to our Commitment to Change and Antiracism; we will continue to keep an open dialogue with our alumni and stakeholders on the progress we make.

The below updates provide an overview of the initial steps and initiatives that the CFC is taking, and will continue to take, to address systemic racism internally, within all of our operations and offerings, and within the screen-based industry more generally.

Please visit the links below for more information.


June 2020 Update

July 2020 Update

October 2020 Update

December 2020 Update

Alumni Advisory

The Alumni Advisory is a strategic advisory group that works closely and collaboratively with the CFC’s Program Executive Team to set strategic priorities and action plans relating to the CFC’s Commitment to Change and Anti-Racism.

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CFC Board of Directors

In October 2020, we announced the election of eight new directors to its Board, as well as news of 10 outgoing board members. The changes come as part of our Commitment to Change and Anti-Racism, in which we committed to examining our recruitment practices for new board members, with a focus on more diverse representation.

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CFC BLOCKO!

CFC BLOCKO! is a seven-part series and call to action piece from acclaimed creator Charles Officer (Akilla’s Escape), produced by Canesugar Mediaworks.

This short documentary series features personal conversations with six Black CFC alumni, as well as CFC Founder Norman Jewison, who span generations but share a common language - speaking truth to power.

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