UNACTO hosts ‘Beyond the Screen: Representation in Canadian Content'

TORONTO, ON—Gender identity, disability, indigeneity, sexual orientation, ethnicity, income and religion are intersecting aspects and characteristics that make who we are. The idea of diversity is particularly woven into Canada’s social fabric; at times a source of national pride. With a growing film and television industry at home, Canadians want to see this diversity expressed in Canadian content.


Creating a more diverse and inclusive media landscape is one way Canadians can take action towards Sustainable Development Goal 10: Reduced Inequalities. To facilitate an intersectional discussion focused on representation in Canadian media, UNACTO is hosting a virtual panel discussion, Beyond the Screen: Representation in Canadian Content. This discussion will spotlight the challenges and solutions towards reducing inequalities both behind the scenes and in front of the cameras, examining how the Canadian media industry is progressing with inclusion and diversity in its content.


The event will be broadcasted on Zoom. All registered attendees will receive a personal link to join the event.


Date and Time: 28 April 2022, 7:00 p.m. ET


Panellists:

  • Karen Bruce, Executive Director, Women in Film & Television (WIFT) Toronto

  • Nick Davis, Executive Director of Equity & Inclusion, CBC/Radio-Canada

  • Kadon Douglas, Executive Director, BIPOC TV & Film

Moderator:

  • Staci Benny, President, UNACTO


For more information, please contact:


Sharmin Hassaniani

Director of Communications

United Nations Association in Canada Toronto Region Branch (UNACTO)

E-mail: media@unacto.com