REEL CANADA is a charitable organization whose mission is to help Canadians everywhere discover and enjoy the great films we make in this country. We do this through various core programmes:
OUR FILMS IN OUR SCHOOLS brings festivals of Canadian film to students of all ages. Since 2005, we have served more than 1,000,000 students across the country, and we currently receive approximately 2000 requests annually from teachers.
WELCOME TO CANADA exposes newcomers to Canadian film through their ESL classes.
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY is an annual one-day celebration of our cinematic culture. Last April more than 2,500,000 Canadians participated by watching a great Canadian film, and millions more engaged on social media.
Our most recent initiative is Reel Opportunities, a workforce development programme aimed at addressing the current and future shortage in our booming industry and building pathways for youth of all backgrounds to careers in all screen-based industries.
All of our programmes are delivered nationally at no charge in both English and French.
REEL CANADA is endorsed and supported by a broad range of industry organizations including Telefilm Canada, CMPA, IATSE, DGC, Ontario Creates, Creative BC, to name just a few. Corporate partners include Cineplex, Bell Media, CBC, Netflix, RBC Foundation, NBC Universal and Encore+.