Equity, diversity and inclusion resources
The CMPA is committed to elevating underrepresented voices in Canada’s media production industry.
While recognizing that we must do better, both as an organization and as an industry, we also want to empower our members with information to help them guide their own efforts towards positive change. The list of resources below is by no means intended to be a complete list. It is intended to be used by members in their own efforts to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion within their companies. Should you wish to suggest and contribute resources to this list, or have requests for additional resources, please contact us at the coordinates below.
- Research and reports
- Assessments and toolkits
Access Reelworld bills itself as the most complete Database of Black, Indigenous, Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American communities in the Canadian entertainment industry. It contains talent from all aspects of the screen-based industries – in front of and behind the cameras. Use this database to find above the line talent, below the line talent, applicants to sit on your Board of Directors, or hire for your non-profit arts organizations, and your productions companies.
Annenberg Inclusion Initiative
The Annenberg Inclusion Initiative is the leading think tank in the world studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research and sponsored projects. Beyond research, the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative develops targeted, research-based solutions to tackle inequality.
BIPOC TV & Film
BIPOC TV & Film is a grassroots organization and collective of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in Canada’s TV and film industry. From writers, directors, producers and actors to editors, crew members and executives, our members are a mix of emerging, mid-level and established industry professionals. BIPOC TV & Film is dedicated to increasing the representation of BIPOC both in front and behind the camera.
Canadian Centre for Diversity & Inclusion
The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI) is a made-in-Canada solution designed to help employers, diversity and inclusion/human rights/equity, and human resources practitioners effectively address the full picture of diversity, equity and inclusion within the workplace. Founded and run by experienced diversity and inclusion practitioners, CCDI’s focus is on practical sustainable solutions that help employers move toward true inclusion. Effectively managing diversity and inclusion, and human rights and equity is a strategic imperative for all Canadian organizations that wish to remain relevant and competitive.
CMF Trends Inclusion and Diversity Directory
To help you introduce the best practices for inclusion and diversity in your business, CMF Trends has developed a list of regional, national and international resources that provide support, training, resources and/or tools. This list builds on the resources provided in the Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry published by Interactive Ontario.
Creative Diveristy Network
The Creative Diversity Network shares, discusses and profiles the work that the UK broadcasters are doing around the diversity agenda, both independently and collectively. All of the UK broadcasters are members of the Creative Diversity Network as well as long-term stakeholders.