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Is An Inadequate Acronym

Chatelaine, November 12, 2020— I just can’t understand why grouping such distinct identities together is necessary—or how it could be beneficial to any of the identities in question. It turns out I’m not alone.


The first time I heard the term BIPOC, someone I was chatting with casually dropped it in our conversation. As a Black woman, my body had a physical reaction. I froze, my stomach turned and I got hot all at once. I thought ‘Bi-what?’ and asked for an explanation.


Canada Media Fund announces measures to support racialized creators

Toronto, November 5, 2020 - The Canada Media Fund (CMF) today announced additional measures to support screen-based creators, organizations and businesses from racialized communities. The CMF is pleased to announce it has doubled funding to the COVID Emergency Relief Funds to Black and People of Colour, to $8M from the previously announced $4M.

Following extensive consultation with Black and People of Colour (BPOC) in the industry, the CMF is releasing 


Ottawa to require broadcasters fund Indigenous productions

OTTAWA, November 3, 2020—TMinister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault holds a press conference in Ottawa on Nov. 3, 2020.

The federal government is planning to require that broadcasters fund Indigenous programming, saying it will correct a "historical mistake” in the sector.

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The Independent Media Producers Association of Creative Talent (IMPACT) is a national advocacy organization for all independent media producers in Canada, created in order to unify our voices to better support members from Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour producers and creators of all genders, sexual identities, disabilities , LGBTQ2SI+, underrepresented and marginalized independent producers and production companies in the Canadian and Quebec Film, Television and Media industries. 

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Nov 18 2020

Sugar Daddy world premiere Whistler Film Festival 2020

VANCOUVER, November 18, 2020 — Some films just jump off the screen and announce the arrival of a vital new talent. Such is the case with Kelly McCormack’s (LetterKenny) tour de force performance..

Nov 18 2020

IMPACT is launching at TIFF with the support of Pinewood Toronto studios.

TORONTO, November 18, 2020 — What started out as a resource-sharing group for independent Canadian producers has rapidly grown and evolved into a non-profit association working hard to ...

Nov 18 2020

TORONTO: BIPOC Filmmakers Launch Inclusion Initiative to Boost Marginalized Creators

TORONTO, November 18, 2020—TIFF will host The Independent Media Producers Association of Cinematic Talent as it unveils a roadmap to empower under-represented storytellers.

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