DAVID HOPE

The AFC | Executive Director

David joined The AFC as its first full-time Executive Director in 1995.

In his role at The AFC, David has focused on expanding the organization’s range of services, increasing its level of engagement with the community and forging partnerships with enertainment industry organizations and industry members across Canada.

David is proud to be part of the The AFC leadership team that received a Gemini Special Award for exceptional service to the Canadian television industry in 2011.

Additionally, during his time at The AFC the organization was recognized by the Toronto theatre community with a special Honorary Dora Mavor Moore Award for outstanding contributions to the performing arts industry in Canada, a Betty Mitchell Award presented on behalf of the Calgary theatre community, honorary membership in the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology and a Canadian Actors’ Equity Association Award of Distinction.

Prior to joining The AFC David was Development Co-ordinator for the Arts Foundation of Greater Toronto (now the Toronto Arts Foundation). His background includes work in campus and community radio and as a volunteer with Canadian Crossroads International in Côte d’Ivoire. He has also been a mediator and trainer with St. Stephen’s Community House Conflict Resolution Service in Toronto.

David is a founding and current board member of CSARN (formerly the Canadian Senior Artists Resource Network), a board member of Young Voices Toronto Childrens’ Choir an active volunteer with Scouts Canada and is a Chartered Professional Accountant. David lives with his wife and two children in Toronto.