Grants & Funding

Alberta: Screen Funding Programs
https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-made-screen-industries-program
Provides screen-based funding for the creation of Alberta-made content and stories.
AMAAS: Media Arts Sponsorship in Alberta
https://www.amaas.ca/amaas-sponsorship/
Sponsorship program to support media art projects, presentations, performances, and productions in Alberta, Canada.
Artic Indigenous Film Fund
https://www.aiff.no/
Supports films and filmmakers with Indigenous origins.
Athena Film Festival: Creative Development Program Fund
https://athenafilmfestival.com/the-athena-film-festivals-creative-development-program/
Helps filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds with funding and skills for women-centered film projects.
Bell Media: Funding Programs
https://bellfund.ca/funding-programs/
Support for Canadian media content makers
Canada Council: Arts Grant
https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/arts-abroad
Programs that support artists, arts professionals, groups and organizations in Canada.
Canada Council: Indigenous Arts Grant
https://canadacouncil.ca/funding/grants/creating-knowing-sharing
Support for Indigenous individuals, groups, and arts organizations to strengthen the Indigenous arts community.
Chicken & Egg Pictures: Programs
https://chickeneggpics.org/programs/
Programs that support women documentary filmmakers at various stages in their careers.
COOP Vidéo: Program for Indigenous People in Québec
https://coopvideo.ca/initiatives/artistesautochtones/
Support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis artists in Québec, Canada in the development and financing of their film projects.
Coverfly: Screen writing competitions
https://writers.coverfly.com/competitions
Database of all screen writing competitions.
Edmonton Screen Office: Funding
https://edmontonscreen.com/funding/
Invests in screen media projects, helps with location scouting costs, offers rebates, and contributes to marketing and consulting expenses.
Filmmakers Without Borders: Grants
https://filmmakerswithoutborders.org/grants/
Support for independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives.
Final Draft’s Big Break Screenwriting Contest
https://www.finaldraft.com/big-break-screenwriting-contest/
Screenwriting contest.
Governor General's Awards in Visual and Media Arts
https://en.ggarts.ca/
The Canada Council for the Arts celebrates the exceptional careers of artists from Canada with the GGArts.
Hot Docs: Canadian Storytellers Funding
https://hotdocs.ca/industry/professional-development/canadian-storytellers-project/doc-incubator
Funded by Netflix, this program is for documentary filmmakers looking to grow their creative and market potential, offering funding and intensive workshops on storytelling, market readiness, and career development.
Indigenous Bursaries Search Tool
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1351185180120/1351685455328
Searchable list of bursaries, scholarships and incentives aimed at Indigenous students across Canada.
Indigenous Film Summit
https://iss.playbackonline.ca/
The ISS hosts the Indigenous Screen Summit Pitch Forum, where Indigenous producers can pitch their scripted drama, comedy, and unscripted/documentary projects to Canadian and international buyers in front of an industry audience.
Indigenous Screen Office: Funding
https://iso-bea.ca/funding-opportunities/
Support of Indigenous talent, communities and companies in the development, production and marketing of screen content.
Indigenous Youth Fellowship
https://www.culturalsurvival.org/programs/community-media/youth-fellowship
Supports young Indigenous leaders between the ages of 17-28, who are eager to learn about technology, media, Indigenous Peoples’ rights and more.
ISET: Education Funding for Indigenous Women
https://www.nwac.ca/initiatives/iset
The NWAC ISET program helps Indigenous women and gender-diverse individuals fully participate in economic opportunities.
Manitoba Film Funding Programs
https://mbfilmmusic.ca/en/film/programs
Funding programs aimed at the development, production and marketing of projects shot in Manitoba.
NAB: Indigenous Languages and Cultures Funding Program
https://www.canada.ca/en/canadian-heritage/services/funding/aboriginal-peoples/northern-broadcasting.html
Supports the production and distribution of Indigenous audio and video content.
NATIVe Stand Fellows Program
https://www.niatero.org/fellowships/creative/native-stand
International professional-development opportunity for Indigenous producers to attend the European Film Market (EFM) in Berlin with 1-2 market-ready feature film projects.
New Brunswick Film Coop: Grants (including Indigenous film grant)
https://www.nbfilmcoop.com/programs
Non-profit organization involved in the production of 16mm and HD films.
Ontario Creates: Film & TV Funding
https://www.ontariocreates.ca/our-sectors/film-tv/film-fund
Ontario Creates offers film industry funding through its Film Fund and supports both the film and television sectors with international business development programs and the Export Program.
PEI: Funds for Indigenous Arts and Film Production
https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/topic/innovation-pei
Funding programs for Indigenous Arts, Film Production, and more.
PictureNL: Funding and Sponsorship Programs
https://picturenl.ca/sponsorships/
The Sponsorship Program offers funding to residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and organizations involved in the screen industries to promote local products.
Quebecor Fund: Support Program for Producers
https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/quebecor-fund-announces-funding-for-producers-under-its-television-production-and-export-support-programs-878005065.html
List of Canadian production companies that will receive financial backing in the 47th round of the Fund's Television Production Assistance Program
Saskatchewan: Film & TV Grants
https://www.creativesask.ca/our-support/film-tv/
Grants for television and feature film projects, supporting production in Saskatchewan.
Screen Craft: Screenwriting Contests
https://screencraft.org/
Various screenwriting contests
SFU: Indigenous Digital Media Grants
https://www.lib.sfu.ca/help/academic-integrity/indigenous-initiatives/idmg#-about-the-grants
One-time financial support to SFU researchers, creators, and makers to cover costs associated with the development of Indigenous digital resources.
Shaw Rocket: Funding for Canadian Content for Kids
https://rocketfund.ca/rocket-funding/
Financing high-quality Canadian children’s, youth and family creative experiences and initiatives.
SODEC: List of Financial Assistance Programs for the Audiovisual Sector
https://sodec.gouv.qc.ca/services/aide-financiere/liste-aide-financiere-cinema-tele/
Financial support for artists and businesses to help them create and promote diverse works.
Telefilm Canada: Support for Indigenous Film Initiatives
https://telefilm.ca/en/we-finance-and-support/indigenous-funding
Funding to support stories created and controlled by Indigenous storytellers and filmmakers.
Vision Maker Media: Fund for Native American and Alaska Native Media
https://visionmakermedia.org/fund-your-film/
Funding programs available to Native American and Alaska Native media at all stages of development.
Winnipeg Film Funding Programs (Including: Program for Indigenous Women)
https://www.winnipegfilmgroup.com/production/funds/
Funding for filmmakers to create, market and screen films in Manitoba, Canada.
Women Make Movies: Production Assistance Program
https://www.wmm.com/pa-program/
The program supports filmmakers with services like fiscal sponsorship, consultations, workshops, and networking, aiming to increase diversity in the film industry, particularly among BIPOC/ALAANA, LGBTQIA, older, and disabled women.
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Job Opportunities

Aboriginal Employment and Training
https://miziwebiik.com/
APTN: Internships and Jobs
https://www.aptn.ca/careers/internship-work-experience/
APTN provides paid internship and work experience opportunities to Indigenous post-secondary students.
Employment and Training Support Services to Indigenous Women
https://www.nativewomensnwt.com/aboriginal-skills-and-employment-training-strategies
Employment and training support services to Indigenous women across Canada.
Free Career Transition Service
https://cibleretour.com/en/our-services/career-transition/
Career transition services for professionals in the arts and culture sector.
On Screen Manitoba: Job Opportunities
https://www.onscreenmanitoba.com/
On Screen Manitoba leads, builds and represents the media production industry in Manitoba.
Reel Canada: Career Resources
https://reelcanada.ca/reel-opportunities/career-resources/
Career resources designed to offer opportunities and professional growth in Canada.
Reel Opportunities: Opportunities
https://reelcanada.ca/reel-opportunities/
Career opportunities in Canadian Film and TV.
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Training & Workshops

Academy of Canadian Film
https://www.academy.ca/programming/
Discover resources and programs about the Canadian film industry, offered by the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, the largest non-profit professional media arts organization in Canada.
Alliance for Women Directors
https://www.allianceofwomendirectors.org/
Non-profit organization dedicated to increasing the number of women and gender non-binary directors working in the entertainment industry.
Augsburg College: Film Studies
https://www.augsburg.edu/filmseries/
The Augsburg University film program offers a comprehensive study in film-making, combining practical skills with critical analysis and ethical considerations.
Banff Centre: Indigenous Leadership Programs
https://www.banffcentre.ca/indigenous-leadership
Banff Centre's Indigenous Leadership programs help leaders learn how to set goals, take focused action, and track progress for their communities and organizations.
Canadian Film Centre
http://www.cfccreates.com/
Intensive programs in film, television, screen acting, music, and digital/immersive media.
CBC: Workshops
https://www.cbc.ca/businessandrights/one-stop-workshops
This series connects industry organizations with emerging producers and underrepresented content creators, providing insights on the business and financing of film, TV, and digital content.
Center for World Indigenous Studies: Courses
https://www.cwis.org/study-with-us/our-courses/
Educational resources and online courses focused on indigenous studies and knowledge.
CFC: Screen Based Programs
https://cfccreates.com/programs/
Intensive programs in film, TV, and digital media to empower Canadian talent for successful careers in a constantly evolving industry.
CMPA: Mentorship for Canadian Media Producers
https://cmpa.ca/mentorship/
The CMPA provides mentorship programs for aspiring Canadian media producers, offering hands-on training with industry experts and working to remove barriers for underrepresented communities.
DOC: Free Consultation with a Producer
https://docorg.ca/doc-business-concierge/
DOC Business Concierge offers filmmakers free sessions with an experienced producer for project advice.
ECU's Creative Tech Fundamentals Courses
https://www.ecuad.ca/academics/continuing-studies/microcredentials/microcred-creative-tech-fundamentals
Microcredentials to ignite and accelerate your career in animation, visual effects and game development.
Elaine Alec: Author of "Calling My Spirit Back"
https://www.elainealec.com/
The framework outlines three key areas to create safe spaces: necessary conditions, protocols, and perspectives.
First Nations University of Canada
https://www.fnuniv.ca/
Free Online Courses on Reconciliation and Indigenous Education
https://www.humanrightscareers.com/magazine/3-free-online-courses-on-reconciliation-and-indigenous-education/
Three free online courses that dive into reconciliation and Indigenous education from global perspectives.
Free Online Film and Television History Courses
https://learningpath.org/articles/Free_Online_Film_and_Television_History_Courses.html
Learn about film and TV history with free undergraduate-level classes. Topics include film criticism, silent films, Shakespeare, storytelling, and TV broadcasting.
Free Online Training for Production Assistant Position
https://creativesempowered.ca/training-opportunity/
Program for underrepresented communities in film and TV, offering free online training with potential job opportunities as Production Assistants in Alberta.
Free Self Defence Class to Indigenous Women
https://www.uwinnipeg.ca/wiichii/programming/womens-self-defense.html
A free self-defense class for indigenous women (age 12+).
Free Virtual Course and Database for BIPOC
https://inthecutla.org/itc-showsupport
Free video online course to train people for the following positions: writer’s PA, writer’s assistant, and showrunner’s assistant.
GEMS: Emerging TV Producers Program
https://gemsvancouver.org/program/emerging-tv-producer-program/
Training and mentorship for up to ten women and gender-diverse creators, with the goal of providing business skills, training and connections to break into the complex Canadian TV production system.
Indigenomics Institute: Indigenous Economic Development
https://indigenomicsinstitute.com/
The Indigenomics Institute is the leading research, education, and engagement platform for supporting the rebuilding and design of Indigenous economies of Indigenous peoples worldwide.
Indigenous Awareness Webminar
https://eco.ca/online-learning/indigenous-awareness-101/
Learn more about the issues facing Indigenous peoples today from historical and critical perspectives.
In Focus Film School: Free for Indigenous Students
https://infocusfilmschool.com/indigenous-students/
Indigenous students can receive up to 100% non-repayable financial support to study Film Production, Screenwriting, 3D Animation, Visual Effects, Documentary, or Graphic Design in Vancouver, Canada.
LIFT: Film, Digital and Interactive Art Workshops
https://lift.ca/workshops/
Training in all aspects of filmmaking and media arts. Workshops are taking place on evenings or weekends.
Moviola : Filmmaking Courses
https://moviola.com/
Free online library of over 3,000 filmmaking videos.
Myrna: Courses on Trauma-Informed Engagement for Professionals
https://www.myrnamccallum.co/
Customized courses for lawyers, judges, officers, administrators, investigators, regulators, and leaders on trauma-informed engagement.
NASC: Indigenous Awareness Workshops
http://www.niijki.com/training-opportunities.html
Online workshops designed to promote awareness and understanding of Indigenous people’s experiences; both historical and contemporary.
National Screen Institute Canada: Media Programs
https://nsi-canada.ca/programs/
Customized training, networking opportunities, personalized mentorship, small class sizes and online and in-person training.
Native Women in Film: Scriptwriting Lab
https://www.nativewomeninfilm.com/screenwriters-lab/
Intensive scriptwriting lab that is designed to develop native women writers to further their careers in film and television industry.
Online Course: Rights of Indigenous People
https://www.ohchr.org/en/indigenous-peoples/e-learning-tool-rights-indigenous-peoples
This online course enhances knowledge of indigenous peoples' rights as stated in the UN Declaration.
POETA DigiSpark: Digital Skills Training
https://nwac.ca/poeta-digi-spark
This project offers digital skills training tailored for Indigenous People, focusing on economic opportunities through technology in the Americas.
PRIMAA : Filmmaking Resources
https://primaa.org/resources
Learn the essentials of story writing, scene construction, and professional-grade filming through these three diverse videos.
Qaggiq : School of Performing Art
https://www.qaggiavuut.ca/en/qaggiq-school-performing-arts
Various training for performing arts (acting, arts, music, etc). Open to all emerging and established Arctic performing artists throughout Canada
Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge
https://www.sacredfemininelearninglodge.com/
Through Sacred retreats, workshops, live events, virtual events, sacred circles, healing processes, and online courses, the Sacred Feminine Learning Lodge helps women, men and all-gendered people to name, reclaim and embody the qualities of the Sacred Feminine.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic: Free Online Indigenous Studies Course
https://saskpolytech.ca/news/posts/2019/indigenous-mooc.aspx
This course focuses on Indigenous culture and history, particularly as it relates to Saskatchewan and examines the theme of reconciliation in Canada.
She Is Indigenous: Who are Indigenous Peoples in Canada?
https://sheisindigenous.ca/resources/
Key questions about Indigenous Peoples in Canada, identifying who they are, the appropriate terminology, and how individuals can engage in reconciliation efforts.
Storyboard Tutorials
https://storyboardart.org/storyboard-tutorials/
Online tutorials for advanced visual storytelling techniques and concepts.
Sundance: Indigenous Programs
https://www.sundance.org/programs/indigenous-program/
The Sundance Institute Indigenous Program supports global Indigenous storytelling through labs, fellowships, screenings, and gatherings tailored to the needs of Native and Indigenous storytellers.
Top Film Schools in Canada
https://www.careersinfilm.com/film-schools-canada/
All the best films schools in Canada.
U of Alberta: Indigenous Canada Course
https://www.ualberta.ca/admissions-programs/online-courses/indigenous-canada/
12-lesson free online course exploring the history and perspectives of Indigenous peoples in Canada.
Vancouver Film School: Programs
https://vfs.edu/
15 post-secondary programs that provide industry-standard techniques and skills for careers in acting, animation, film, screenwriting, programming, makeup, sound, digital, game, or VR/AR design.
WIFT: Women in Film & TV
https://wift.com/programs-and-events/
WIFT Toronto offers a calendar of programs and events for career growth, offering networking and learning opportunities at every career stage. Explore the options to shape your success, achieve goals, and celebrate accomplishments.
Writers and Filmmakers Program
https://www.banffcentre.ca/mountain-culture
Mountain Culture at Banff Centre offers exceptional programs and an inspirational setting for writers and filmmakers.
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Youth Opportunities

APTN: Indigenous Scholarship Program
https://www.aptn.ca/careers/scholarship-program/
The Aboriginal Peoples Television Network offers scholarships to First Nation, Inuit, or Métis students living in Canada.
Australian Birrarangga Youth Film Festival
http://chirapaq.org.pe/en/short-film-made-by-youth-from-ayacucho-is-screened-in-australia
Short film made by youth from Ayacucho.
Earth Guardians: Indigenous Youth Initiative
https://www.earthguardians.org/indigenous-youth-committee
The IYI program trains Indigenous youth in leadership, focusing on environmental and Indigenous rights, using both online and face-to-face methods.
Film about Indigenous Youth in Thunder Bay
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/indigenous-youth-film-1.3886046
Report on an Indigenous youth film project in Thunder Bay, Canada.
Fresh Films: Free Online Filmmaking Program
https://freshfilms.org/programs/
The program teaches practical film-making, from planning (pre-production) and technical aspects (like lighting and camera work) to editing. Finish with a collection of your own film projects.
Health Promotion and Education
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/22423982.2021.1986250
Developing “comfortable” engagement with Elders participating in an arts-based sexual health promotion and STBBI prevention workshop for Indigenous Youth in Labrador, Canada
Helping Native American Youth Tell Their Stories Through Video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuXq9njwxi0
In this video, Tracy Rector discusses Native Lens, a program that offers filmmaking workshops for Native American youth.
ICC Kids: Facts about Inuit Culture
https://www.inuitcircumpolar.com/icc-kids/
A page to teach kids facts about Inuit people and their culture.
ImagiNative: iNdigital Youth Collective
https://imaginenative.org/year-round/indigital/youth-collective/
Team of young artists in Ontario, encouraging Indigenous youth in digital arts through collaboration and community.
Indigenous Youth Roots: Funding for Projects
https://indigenousyouthroots.ca/creation-community-grants
Indigenous youth (age: 15-29) are eligible to apply for funding to support community programs and projects while receiving innovative mentorship, training and capacity-building opportunities.
Indspire: Indigenous Education
https://indspire.ca
National Indigenous registered charity that invests in the education of First Nations, Inuit and Métis people for the long term benefit of these individuals, their families and communities, and Canada.
N'we Jinan: Integrative Arts Studio
https://nwejinan.com/integrative-arts-studio/
Helps Indigenous youth gain creative and practical skills useful beyond school. Each studio also offers a Youth Artist Assistant role to assist teachers during the program.
Native Youth Media Project
https://visionmakermedia.org/native-youth-media-project/
Vision Maker Media's Native Youth Media Project turns the natural storytelling abilities of Native youth into skills for creating short media pieces.
NYSHN: Native Youth Sexual Health Network
https://www.nativeyouthsexualhealth.com/what-we-believe-in
Organization led by Indigenous youth, addressing sexual and reproductive health and rights across the U.S. and Canada.
Online Learning Materials for Grades 9-12
https://tvolearn.com/collections/courses
Fun online learning materials for Grades 9 through 12, all created by TVO education and media professionals.
RBC: Indigenous Youth Scholarship
https://www.rbc.com/en/future-launch/resource-type/scholarships-awards/indigenous-scholarship/
The RBC Future Launch Scholarship grants annual scholarships to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis students in Canada, recognizing academic achievement and community contribution with significant financial support for up to four years.
Sundance: Youth Initiative
https://www.sundance.org/initiatives/ignite/
This program offers young filmmakers (18-25) year-long mentorship, learning opportunities, and access to Sundance Ignite on-the-go programs to develop their skills.
Uvagut TV: Inuktut TV Channel
https://www.uvagut.tv/
Canada's first national Inuktut television channel .
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Indigenous Film & Media

Audible Indigenous Writers Circle
https://www.audible.ca/ep/IWC
Six-month mentorship and workshop program for emerging First Nations, Inuit and Métis writers in Canada looking to elevate their stories.
BIPOC TV & Film: Current Programs and Initiatives
https://www.bipoctvandfilm.com/programs
Film & TV Programs and Initiatives
Capilano University: Indigenous Digital Filmmaking Diploma
https://www.capilanou.ca/programs--courses/program-profiles/indigenous-digital-filmmaking-diploma/
The Indigenous Digital Filmmaking programs at CapU offer high quality creative and technical training for Indigenous students interested in film and TV production.
cINeDIGENOUS
https://www.siff.net/programs-and-events/education/cinedigenous
The cINeDIGENOUS series focuses on global Indigenous filmmakers and their influences within cinematic culture
Indigenous Screen Office: Training opportunities
https://iso-bea.ca/careers-and-training/training-opportunities/
Toronto, Ontario
Native Women Filmmakers Program
https://www.rednationff.com/rnci-native-women-filmmakers-series/
Program focused on building a more inclusive and equitable industry for Native and Indigenous Women. Fellowship will be awarded to seven filmmakers.
POV: Film and Media Programs including Indigenous Production Assistant Training
https://www.povfilm.org/programs
POV's programs offer diverse creatives technical, mentorship, and social skills training for workforce entry, including Media Training, Production Assistant Training, and en/VISION Lab.
ReelWorld: Programs for Canadian Racially Diverse Talent
https://www.reelworld.ca/programs
Programs and events to support the professional growth of Canada's diverse artists, aiming to enhance their skills and network within the creative community.
Weengushk Film Institute
https://www.weengushk.com/
Weengushk Film Institute (WFI) shall be a centre for capacity building in the audio-visual arts for aspiring Indigenous and diverse artisans and filmmakers through the provision of education, training, and their creative journey to promote cultural, ethnic, and artistic vitality.
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Indigenous Organizations

Assembly of First Nations
https://www.afn.ca/Home/
AFN supports First Nations in Canada through discussions, advocacy, legal analysis, and building relationships with governments, businesses, and the public.
Beendigen’s Talk4Healing Helpline
https://www.beendigen.com/programs/talk4healing/
Free support and services to ensure women and children have a safe environment to live in, free from violence. Available 24/7 (Talk, Text, Chat).
BIPOC TV & Film
https://www.bipoctvandfilm.com/
BIPOC TV & FILM advocates for racial equity and creates safe spaces for diverse professionals in Canada's screen media industry
Canada Council for Aboriginal Business
https://www.ccab.com/
Mission is to promote, strengthen and enhance a prosperous Indigenous economy through the fostering of business relationships, opportunities and awareness for all of our members.
Congress of Aboriginal Peoples
https://abo-peoples.org/
The Congress of Aboriginal Peoples represents the interests of Métis, status and Non-status Indians, and Southern Inuit Indigenous People living off-reserve in Canada
Gabriel Dumont Institute
https://gdins.org/
The Gabriel Dumont Institute's mission is to revitalize Métis culture through research, educational materials, and specialized programs.
Indigenous Climate Action
https://www.indigenousclimateaction.com
Indigenous-led organization guided by a diverse group of Indigenous knowledge keepers, water protectors and land defenders from communities and regions across the country.
Indigenous Environmental Network
https://www.ienearth.org
IEN helps Indigenous communities protect sacred sites, nature, health, and build sustainable economies.
Indigenous Filmmakers Association
https://www.facebook.com/indigenousfilmmakersassociation
Non-profit collective group of indigenous filmmakers working to grow the Indigenous film community in Winnipeg & Manitoba.
Indigenous Wellness Canada
https://www.indigenouswellnesscanada.com/
Workshops and presentations cover traditional healing and modern techniques to help people from all backgrounds.
Inspirit Foundation
https://inspiritfoundation.org/
Inspirit aims to change narratives by diversifying representation in TV, film, arts, and journalism.
Institute for the Advancement of Aboriginal Women
https://iaaw.ca/
Non-profit organization that serves to amplify the voices of Indigenous women on the issues and challenges they face
International Sámi Film Institute
https://isfi.no/
Helps Sámi people create, produce, and distribute films in the Sámi language.
International Work Group for Indigenous Affairs
https://www.iwgia.org/
Global human rights organisation dedicated to promoting and defending Indigenous Peoples’ rights.
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami
https://www.itk.ca/
The national representational organization protecting and advancing the rights and interests of Inuit in Canada
Kairos Canada
https://www.kairoscanada.org/what-we-do/indigenous-right
KAIROS is dedicated to a respectful, equitable, and rights-based relationship with Indigenous peoples in Canada and worldwide.
Louis Riel Institute
https://www.louisrielinstitute.com
Programs based on Métis culture are combined with learning in a fun environment.
MMIWG: Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
https://www.mmiwg-ffada.ca/
We will find the truth by gathering many stories from many people.These truths will weave together to show us what violence really looks like for Indigenous women and girls in Canada.
Métis National Council
https://www.metisnation.ca/
The MNC is dedicated to working collaboratively across the Métis homeland to fulfill the vision of Louis Riel.
Métis Nation of Ontario
https://www.metisnation.org/
MNO is the government of Métis people and communities in Ontario.
Métis Women of Canada
https://metiswomen.org/
National Indigenous Women’s Organization democratically mandated to represent the Women of the Métis Nation
National Association of Friendship Centres
https://nafc.ca/
NAFC represents Friendship Centres across Canada, advocating for urban Indigenous communities and supporting their missions.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
https://nctr.ca/
NCTR preserves Residential School Survivor stories, educates Canadians, and promotes reconciliation on Indigenous lands.
National Indigenous Media Arts Coalition
http://www.nationalimac.org/
NIMAC is the Indigenous branch of the Independent Media Arts Alliance (IMAA), part of a nonprofit organization representing independent media arts organizations in Canada.
Native Women's Resource Centre of Toronto
https://nwrct.ca/
Support for Indigenous women and their families in Toronto, Canada.
Native Women’s Association of Canada
https://www.nwac.ca/
National Indigenous organization that advocates for the rights and perspectives of Indigenous women, girls, Two-Spirit, transgender, and gender-diverse people, inclusive of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.
Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres
https://ofifc.org/
Aims to make life better for Indigenous people in cities by helping them with their chosen activities.
Ontario Native Education Counselling Association
https://oneca.com/
Tools and programs designed specifically to improving Native counselling and education services.
Ontario Native Women's Association
https://www.onwa.ca/
Nonprofit organization that empowers and helps Indigenous women and their families in Ontario through research, advocacy, policy development, and local programs.
Pauktuutit: Inuit Women of Canada
https://www.pauktuutit.ca
Pauktuutit is the national representative organization of Inuit women in Canada
Red Nation Celebration Institute
https://www.rednationcele.org/
Native-led organization representing American Indian & Indigenous Nations in media arts and culture.
Saskatchewan Ânskohk Writers’ Circle Inc.
https://sawci.ca/
SAWCI is a non-profit charitable organization committed to supporting Métis, First Nations, and Inuit writers of all genres through service, workshops, readings, and events.
Saturviit Inuit Women’s Association of Nunavik
https://www.saturviit.ca/
Non-profit organization whose mandate is to advocate for Inuit women and children and to support positive and healthy communities.
Support Services for Indigenous People
https://canadianwomen.org/
Resources are available to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people in Canada
The En'owkin Centre
https://enowkincentre.ca/
Educational programs to enhance Aboriginal culture, language, political development and leadership and excellence in Indigenous Arts training.
The Energetic Field: Auras Explained
https://www.nationalhealingfoundation.com/
The National Healing Foundation website focuses on auras and their significance in personal and spiritual development.
The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
https://fncaringsociety.com
The Caring Society stands with First Nations children, youth and families so they have equitable opportunities to grow up safely at home, be healthy, get a good education and be proud of who they are.
United Voice of the Arctic
https://www.inuitcircumpolar.com
Represents all Inuit from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka on matters of international importance.
Wapikoni: Mobile Studio
https://evenementswapikoni.ca/
Mobile studio for intervention, training and audiovisual creation for indigenous people in Québec, Canada.
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Publications & Guides

Film Event Accessibility Info
https://feaw.org/
The Film Event Accessibility Working Group is all about harnessing community power to increase accessibility at film festivals and events throughout the film industry.
Filming in Nunavut
https://www.nunavutfilm.ca/filming
NFDC is responsible for fostering and promoting the development and growth of the film, television, and digital media industry in Nunavut. Resources for filming and Funding available.
First Nations, Inuit, and Métis Publishers and Distributors
https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/Aboriginalpublishers
Guide to First Nations, Inuit, and Métis publishers and distributors.
Guiding Principles for Presenting Indigenous Work
https://www.ontariopresents.ca/sites/default/files/StatementofGuidingPrinciplesforPresentingIndigenousWork-2.pdf
Guiding principles when it comes to presenting Indigenous artists.
IllumiNative: Guide for Native Representation in Entertainment
https://illuminative.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/Illuminative-Klepper-Viewers-Guide.pdf
This guide helps writers and creators in the entertainment industry make realistic and respectful content about Native peoples for TV, movies, and other media.
imagineNATIVE: On-screen Protocols & Pathways
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Pda2O918udFqVFK31scXm9HXPfmKlu2p/view
A media production guide to working with First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, concepts, and stories.
Indigenous Screen Office: On-Screen Protocols and Pathways, Tools and Resources
https://iso-bea.ca/resources/protocols/
How to respect Indigenous traditions and values in modern movie-making, including how to work properly with Indigenous communities, actors, and crew members, and in partnerships.
Indigenous Territories Map
https://native-land.ca/
App that maps Indigenous territories, treaties and languages.
Online Encyclopedia for Producing Independent Performance Work in Canada
https://artistproducerresource.ca/
Free, searchable online encyclopedia of information, resources, tools, and templates for producing independent performance work in Canada.
Rematriation Magazine
https://rematriation.com/
Platform dedicated to celebrating and promoting Indigenous women's voices, culture, and identity.
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Industry Research & Insights

7th Women in View On Screen Executive Report
https://womeninview.ca/wp-content/uploads/WIVOS23-EN-FULL-Version.pdf
Women in View’s 7th On Screen Report documents women’s employment in Canada’s publicly funded film, television and documentary from 2019 to 2021 with data on Black women, Indigenous Women, Women of Colour and Gender Diverse people who identify beyond the binary of cisgender men and cisgender women throughout.
Aboriginal Populations in Canadian Cities
https://www.sac-isc.gc.ca/eng/1313157003056/1606493699653
Research and statistics about Aboriginal People in Canada.
BIPOC Writers Resources
https://www.finaldraft.com/bipoc-writer/
Film festivals, fellowships, mentorships, and more for BIPOC writers.
CBC/Radio-Canada : 2022-2025 Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Plan
https://strategies.cbcrc.ca/equity-diversity-and-inclusion/
This plan aims to make CBC/RadioCanada more diverse both in its content and workforce by increasing diversity in leadership, retention, promotions, and key creative roles.
Evolution of Indigenous Filmmaking in Canada
https://www.cbc.ca/arts/the-story-of-how-a-new-era-of-indigenous-filmmaking-began-in-canada-1.3997754
The evolution and significant milestones in Indigenous filmmaking in Canada.
Film Crew's Guide to Working in the North
https://cionorth.ca/film-tv/working-in-northern-ontario
CION's programs remove barriers, enabling individuals to pursue their passions and explore various career opportunities in the North's film and television industry.
Hollywood Diversity Report 2023: Film
https://socialsciences.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/UCLA-Hollywood-Diversity-Report-2023-Film-3-30-2023.pdf
Annual report that examines the link between diversity and financial performance in the Hollywood film industry.
Hollywood Diversity Report 2023: TV
https://socialsciences.ucla.edu/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/UCLA-Hollywood-Diversity-Report-2023-Television-11-9-2023.pdf
Annual report that examines the link between diversity and financial performance in the Hollywood TV industry.
Indigenous Films by and about Native Women
https://indiancountrytoday.com/lifestyle/four-new-indigenous-films-by-and-about-native-women
New Indigenous-themed films, each with a female Native producer and/or director.
Indigenous History Film and Culture
https://libguides.lakeheadu.ca/c.php?g=412911&p=2814008
Lakehead University's Research Guides focuses on Indigenous Learning, specifically films, videos, and radio related to Indigenous languages, the impact of colonialism and racism, residential school experiences, Aboriginal history and culture, and more.
Indigenous Media Makers Database
https://www.kintheory.org/
The Global Indigenous Media Database connects media makers worldwide to promote narrative control and cultural strength.
Indigenous News Sources
https://guides.library.queensu.ca/c.php?g=501533&p=5316001
Databases and collections include Indigenous news content such as newspapers.
NFB: Collection of Indigenous-made films
https://www.nfb.ca/indigenous-cinema/
Online collection of Indigenous-made films.
Ontario Creates: Research & Industry Information
https://ontariocreates.ca/our-sectors/film-tv/research-industry-information
Online research library on the film and television industry including industry profiles and annual production statistics. Accessible 24/7 and contains hundreds of Ontario Creates-funded and other industry studies.
Production Designers Resources
https://www.productiondesignerscollective.org/
Collection of links to associations, organizations, publications, websites, festivals related to production design.
Profile of Indigenous Canada
https://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/sites/e6cc8722-en/index.html?itemId=/content/component/e6cc8722-en
Indigenous socio-economic and demographic trends.
Promise and Prosperity: the Aboriginal Business Survey
https://ceric.ca/promise-and-prosperity-the-aboriginal-business-survey/
Research about Aboriginal small business owners across Canada.
REMC: Research About Racially Equity in the Screen Sector
https://www.re-mc.org/research
Research reports focusing on racial equity in Canada's screen sector, including a national data system, benchmarking for racial equity, and evaluations of the sector's racial equity,
See Jane: Media Diversity & Gender Study
https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/
Research-based organizations working within the media and entertainment industry to engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment.
Study about Inclusion/Exclusion of BIPOC Women in Film
https://www.1844studios.com/post/research-report-building-inclusive-networks-in-the-film-television-industry
Study exploring why BIPOC women are often included or left out of professional networking events across the country.
Telefilm: Indigenous Working Group
https://telefilm.ca/en/industry-engagement/indigenous-working-group
Indigenous Working Group – a vital feedback and consultation tool.
Telefilm: Industry Resources
https://telefilm.ca/en/we-partner/filming-in-canada/industry-resources
Industry resources for filming in Canada.
The ReFrame Resource: Tools & Insights in the Screen Industry
https://reframeresource.com/
A hub of research-based best practices, actionable tools, and inspirational insights to advance equity in the screen industries.
WGC: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Report
https://www.wgc.ca/sites/default/files/2021-04/WGC_diversity%20report-Apr14.pdf
Report about the composition of writers’ rooms across Canada. This is part of the WGC’s efforts to work towards addressing issues of historic underrepresentation.
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Festivals in Canada

Alianait Arts Festival (Iqaluit, Nunavut)
https://alianait.ca/
Asinabka Film and Media Arts Festival
https://asinabkafestival.org/
Available Light Film Festival
https://yukonfilmsociety.com/alff
Cowichan Valley Film Festival
http://cowichanvalleyfilm.ca/
Dreamspeakers Film Festival
https://dreamspeakers.org/
imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival
https://imaginenative.org/
Présence Autochtone Montréal (First Peoples Festival)
http://www.nativelynx.qc.ca/
Reel Youth Film Festival
https://www.reelyouth.ca/RYFF.html
Skoden Indigenous Film Festival
https://www.sfu.ca/skoden
St. John's International Women's Film Festival
https://www.womensfilmfestival.com/
Toronto International Film Festival
https://www.tiff.net/
Vancouver Indigenous Media Arts Festival
https://vimff.org/
Vancouver International Film Festival
https://viff.org/Online/default.asp
Weengushk International Film Festival
https://www.weengushkfilmfestival.ca/
Winnipeg Aboriginal Film Festival
http://www.waff.ca/
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Festivals in USA

American Indian Film Festival
https://www.aifisf.com/
Athena Women Film Festival
https://athenafilmfestival.com/
Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
http://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/
California's American Indian and Indigenous Film Festival
https://www.caiiff.com/
Cine Las Americas International Film Festival
https://cinelasamericas.org/
First Nations Film and Video Festival
https://fnfvf.org/
Hawaii International Film Festival
https://hiff.org/
LA Skins Film Festival
https://laskinsfest.com/
Mother Tongue Film Festival (Recovering Voices)
https://mothertongue.si.edu/
Native Filmmaker Initiative: Big Sky Documentary Film Festival
https://www.bigskyfilmfest.org/film_institute2/native_filmmaker_initiative
Native Women in Film Festival
https://www.nativewomeninfilm.com/
Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival
https://pocahontasreframed.com/
Red Nation Film Festival
https://www.rednationff.com/home/
Sarasota Native American Film Festival
https://sarasotanativeff.com/
Sundance Film Festival
https://www.sundance.org/
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Festivals in Europe

Festival International du Film D'Amiens
https://www.fifam.fr/
Indianer Inuit: North American Native Film Festival
https://www.nordamerika-filmfestival.com/
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen
https://www.kurzfilmtage.de/
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur
https://www.kurzfilmtage.ch/
Native Spirit Film Festival
https://nativespiritfoundation.org/
Nuuk International Film Festival
https://niff.gl/
Origins: Festival of First Nations
https://originsfestival.bordercrossings.org.uk/
Rotterdam International Film Festival
https://www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com/
Skábmagovat: Indigenous People's Film and TV Festival
https://www.skabmagovat.fi/
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Festivals in Asia and South Pacific

FIFO: Oceanian International Documentary Film Festival
https://www.fifotahiti.com/en/homepage/
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Festivals in Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand)

Birrarangga Film Festival
https://www.birrarangga.world
Melbourne International Film Festival
https://miff.com.au/
Moriland Film Festival
https://www.maorilandfilm.co.nz/
Sydney Film Festival
https://www.sff.org.au/
Wairoa Maori Film Festival
https://www.kiaora.tv/
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Festivals in Mexico, Central and South America

Arica Nativa: International Rural and Indigenous Film Festival
https://www.aricanativa.cl/
FICDH: International Human Rights Film Festival
https://www.imd.org.ar/festival
International Ethnographic Film Festival
https://festivaldopara.com.br/2023/
Kanua: Floating Amazonian Film Festival
https://kanua.org/
Morelia International Film Festival
https://www.moreliafilmfest.com/
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