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We are  building a world that empowers producers of Afro descent and those who identify as Black to bring their stories to international markets, grow their businesses and realize sustainable careers. 

Who We Are

Independent Media Producers Association of Creative Talent - I.M.P.A.C.T -  is a national, member-based non profit organization created to combat systemic and anti-Black racism.  We do this by breaking down barriers and opening the gates for producers who are of Afro descent and who identify as Black, of all intersectional identities, as we create a fair, equitable and a truly representative film, tv, digital media and music industries.   

 

With a strong, clear Afro-futuristic focus, we will partner with marginalized organizations and conduct grass roots, ground hitting advocacy by collaborating with public and private funding bodies in order to obtain equality and better access to funding.  We are working with committed ally companies, organizations, and institutions to run safer anti-racist productions and businesses in our ongoing goal to dismantle systemic racism and stamp out generations of deeply entrenched injustice in our on-going goal towards meaningful and lasting change. 

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WHAT'S NEW!

I.M.P.A.C.T is pleased to announce the launch of our first published report:

Our Mission

To serve as a symbol of hope while helping to break down barriers for producers of Afro descent and those who identify as Black of all professional levels, while we work in solidarity with other marginalized organizations towards meaningful and lasting change.

 

As the touchpoint for major institutions, funding bodies and stakeholder organizations, producers are well positioned to identify institutional barriers and push for change at a systemic level.  

 

I.M.P.A.C.T believes that achieving this vision of a vibrant, equitable and truly representative industry requires both systemic change and individual change. We believe that we must uplift producers of Afro descent and those who identify as Black to occupy more positions of power, while simultaneously changing the damaging way established producers do business. 

 

We are driven by the belief that if we change ourselves as producers, we are stronger and more effective in changing the system

Our Board

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Samantha Kaine (Québec)
Founder and CEO
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Alia J.Daniels (California)
Board Chair
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Karin Joizil (Québec)
Board Member 
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Christopher Taylor (Ontario)
Board Member 
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Sanka Kangudi (Ontario)
Board Member 
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Staff & Volunteer Lead Team

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Christopher Bautista
Ontario
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Kimberley Ann Surin
Québec
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Malcolm Odd
Quebec
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Steph Ouaknin
Québec & California
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Faduma Wais
Ontario
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Advisory Committee

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Jennifer Holness
Ontario
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Roger Boyer
Manitoba 
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Duane Ledgister
Ontario
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Kevin Perkins
Québec 
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Tonya Williams
Ontario and California 
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Michael Hyatt
Ontario 
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