Canadian Film Centre Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Posted: Oct 1, 2020

Canadian Film Centre Announces Changes to Board of Directors

Board sees eight incoming and 10 outgoing members as part of the organization’s Commitment to Change

Toronto, October 1, 2020 – The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) announced today at the organization’s Annual General Meeting the election of eight new directors to its Board, as well as news of 10 outgoing board members. The changes come as part of CFC’s Commitment to Change and Anti-Racism, in which the CFC committed to examining its recruitment practices for new board members, with a focus on more diverse representation.

“The CFC is committed to efforts around systemic change and anti-racism, and to advancing representation at all levels of the organization,” said Christina Jennings, Chair, CFC Board of Directors and CEO & Chairman, Shaftesbury. “While there is still much work to be done, the changes to the board accelerate a necessary shift as we move to make this a more inclusive company that better reflects the diverse voices of our industry.”

Effective immediately, the new additions to CFC’s Board of Directors are:

  • Ana Serrano, President & Vice-Chancellor, OCAD University
  • Anne Loi, Executive Vice President, M&A and Chief Commercial Officer, WildBrain
  • Clement Virgo, Director; Co-Founder, Conquering Lion Pictures
  • Neishaw Ali, Partner, President and Executive Producer, SPINVFX
  • Raja Khanna, CEO & Co-Founder, Dark Slope
  • Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M., Chancellor, Brock University; Founder and Artistic Director, Weengushk Film Institute; Artist, Actor, Film Director
  • Stéphane Cardin, Director, Public Policy, Canada, Netflix
  • Tassie Cameron; Co-Founder, Cameron Pictures; Showrunner, Executive Producer

The CFC would also like to thank the following 10 outgoing board members for their invaluable contributions and tireless commitment to the CFC Board of Directors over the years:

  • Adam Ivers, President/CEO, Media Technik Groupe
  • Alexandra Bellamy, Managing Director, Head of Assurance and Advisory, CPP Investments
  • Daniel Lamarre, President & CEO, Cirque du Soleil
  • John Riley, Industry Consultant
  • Neal G. Clarance, President, N.G. Clarance Inc.
  • Pat Di Bratto, Luxury Retail Consultant
  • Patrick Cardarelli, Senior Director, Recovery & Resolution Planning, RBC
  • Ralph Brown, Q.C., Lawyer (Honorary Director)
  • Robin C. Mirsky, Executive Director, Rogers Group of Funds
  • Scott Dyer, Senior Consultant, Nelvana

With the abovementioned changes, the full 2020/2021 CFC Board of Directors is comprised of:

Kate Alexander Daniels

Neishaw Ali

Eric Belcher

Paul Bronfman

Ralph Brown, Q.C. (Honorary Director)

Tassie Cameron

Stéphane Cardin

Don Carmody

Dr. Shirley Cheechoo C.M.

Corrie Coe

Suzette Couture (Ex-Officio)

David Cronenberg (Ex-Officio)

Steven DeNure (Vice-Chair)

Blake Goldring

Harold Gronenthal

Cheryl Hudson

Christina Jennings (Chair)

Norman Jewison (Founder, Chair Emeritus)

Michael Kennedy

Raja Khanna

Roma Khanna

Eugene Levy

M. George Lewis

Anne Loi

David W. Middleton (Treasurer)

John Morayniss

Robert Munroe

Councillor Jaye Robinson (Ex-Officio)

Ana Serrano

Gary Slaight

Ron Suter

Clement Virgo

Barbara Williams

David Zitzerman (Secretary)

About the CFC
The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is a registered charity and a leading cultural organization for the development and advancement of Canadian creative and entrepreneurial talent in the screen-based industries. CFC’s programs and initiatives span film and television, screen acting, composing and songwriting for the screen, and digital and immersive media. These uniquely designed programs support and empower Canadian artists, creators and entrepreneurs, and generate world-class talent, content, products and companies for the global marketplace. For more information, visit


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