“The Equity and Inclusion Fund is about levelling the playing field for our current and future generations of diverse Canadian talent. These initiatives and programs are essential to create necessary and long lasting change in our industry, and to put an end to the systemic racism that pervades our screens. I am honoured to be an Ambassador for this program, and to work with the Academy to lower the barriers of entry and create more access to opportunity for all people of colour.” – Shamier Anderson
The Academy believes that this industry has a collective responsibility to contribute to diversity and equity. Storytellers change hearts and minds, shaping the way we perceive both individual and shared experience. We have the unique opportunity to make sure diverse voices are heard. But change must happen from both the bottom up and the top down.
With this in mind, the Academy is undertaking a number of initiatives to ensure that Black, Indigenous, People of Colour and under-represented industry professionals have increased visibility, accessibility, and recognition in our industry. We have three specific goals and a strategy to make this happen. We invite you to join the Academy in making equity and inclusion a reality in our industry, ensuring that future generations engage with content that reflects the diversity of Canadian experience.
To learn more and to make a donation to the Canadian Academy’s Equity & Inclusion Fund, visit academy.ca/equity-fund.