CFC Financial Assistance

As an organization committed to shaping the future of Canadian storytelling, we are proud to support and advance opportunities for Canadian creators and talent. We aim to reduce barriers to access, particularly as it relates to financial circumstances, to ensure a vibrant and accessible future for anyone considering the CFC as part of their storytelling journey.


2022/23 Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of CFC donors, including longstanding donors to our Endowment Fund, we are pleased to share that all tuition fees for CFC’s 2022/23 programs in film, television and acting will be fully covered through a full scholarship ($8,000) that is automatically awarded to all incoming residents accepted into one of the aforementioned programs.

Additionally, for the duration of their respective programs, residents will receive a monthly $750 bursary, prorated for any partial or half months, to help offset additional costs associated with participating in our core programs. For individuals from outside of Ontario who are relocating to Toronto to attend the CFC, they will also receive a fixed, one-time relocation bursary of $1500.

Upon acceptance into one of these programs, applicants will be asked to complete a form to provide the necessary information for us to activate the scholarship and process bursary payments. All information is treated as confidential and stored in a secure location.

For any questions regarding the scholarship, please contact Eileen Wang at ewang@cfccreates.com or 416.445.1446 ext. 228.

Please note that the CFC is not an OSAP-accredited institution.


Bursary Funds

Financial assistance through scholarships and bursaries for this curriculum year are enabled through the generosity of donors to the CFC’s Endowment Fund. Additionally, the following named bursary funds, are also a vital source to support our residents and the core intentions from the donors as described. Cumulatively, these funds offset fees and support filmmakers during their time at the CFC.


For Black Creators


Bursary Fund for Black Creators

As part of CFC’s ongoing to commitment to change, and a more equitable industry, this Fund provides financial support to Black creators coming through the CFC’s core programs in film, TV and acting. To learn more about how you can make a donation to support this Fund, visit cfccreates.com/support.


For Creators from British Columbia


Creative BC | Daryl Duke and William Vince

These Funds, which are administered through Creative BC, are intended to honour the significant contributions individuals have made to BC's film and television industry. The BC Film Foundation currently offers multiple yearly grants through the CFC to honour the memory and contributions of Daryl Duke and William Vince - considered to be two of the founders of BC's film and television industry, which offset tuition fees for creators participating in CFC’s core film and TV programs.

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For Diverse Voices and Underrepresented Creators


Bursary Fund for Diverse Voices and Underrepresented Creators

As part of CFC’s ongoing to commitment to change, and a more equitable industry, this Fund provides financial support to additional racialized and other underrepresented creators (including, but not limited to, 2SLGBTQIA+ creators, creators with disabilities, official language minority communities, and its intersections) participating in one of CFC’s core programs in film, TV and acting. To learn more about how you can make a donation to support this Fund, visit cfccreates.com/support.


For Indigenous Creators


Comweb/Whites Jay Switzer Indigenous Creator Award

Through the generosity of Paul Bronfman and the Comweb Foundation / William F. White International, and in tribute to the late Jay Switzer - a major figure in Canadian media - this $100,000 award will be distributed over 10 years (beginning 2019) to residents participating in CFC’s film and/or TV programs.

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For Music Lab Participants


The Slaight Music Residency

Participants accepted into The Slaight Music Residencey automatically receive a monthly bursary for the duration of the nine-month Residency, thanks to a major commitment from the Slaight Family Foundation.

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For TV Writers


Denis McGrath Bursary Award

Launched in memory of Denis McGrath, celebrated writer and producer and fearless champion of Canadian TV, the CFC is pleased of offer this joint initiative with the Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) to a deserving writer participating in the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program.

Note: selection is determined by a WGC-led team.

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Jordan Christianson Bursary Fund

Launched in memory of Jordan Christianson, an alumnus of CFC’s Prime Time TV program, this bursary is awarded to a writer from British Columbia or Alberta who is invited into the Bell Media Prime Time TV Program.

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For Women-Identifying Creators


Bursary Fund in Memory of Anneli Ekborn

Named in memory of Anneli Ekborn, acclaimed producer, filmmaker and CFC alumna, this Fund celebrates Anneli’s life, career, and creative vision by providing support to a women-identifying filmmaker with a love of cinema and a commitment to independent stories and creators and who is participating in The Norman Jewison Film Program. To learn more about how you can make a donation to support this Fund, visit cfccreates.com/support.

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The CFC is grateful for the generosity of its donors and partners to its endowment campaign. Your visionary leadership and commitment to create a permanent legacy to support Canadian talent will make an impact for generations to come.