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Executive Residency Program

Eight-month program providing industry access for BIPOC mid-career professionals to influence a change in the next generation of executives and decision makers.


Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
April 1, 2022
In-person & Online
The Executive Residency Program is a new initiative dedicated to providing industry access for mid-career professionals who identify as Black, Indigenous, or persons of colour in order to influence a change in the next generation of executives and decision makers. The eight-month national program will match high-level executives (such as VPs, Executive Producers, Development/Production Executives) with emerging leaders, providing insight into how creative and business decisions are made on a higher level, and allowing participants to learn from the best, develop their creative, business and leadership skills, and make meaningful connections in the industry.
The Executive Residency Program is presented by our Supporting Partner Telefilm Canada; Collaborative Partners Bell Media, CBC, Comweb Foundation, Pinewood Toronto Studios, Canada Media Fund, and Boat Rocker; and Community Partners BIPOC TV & Film, The Black Academy, and imagineNATIVE.
This program is designed to support members of the following underrepresented communities: Black, Indigenous, or persons of colour. Applications can be submitted and developed in English or French, but the program sessions and communication are solely in English. Placements will be made in English-dominant environments.
For more information, please review the program Rules & Regulations. If you require accessibility adjustments to complete this application, please email
Applications Close: April 1, 2022 @ 5:00 PM Local Time
About the Academy
The Academy believes that “we are the stories we tell,” and as such, the media establishment has an obligation to ensure that every media professional has the opportunity to share their story and fully participate in the industry. We are committed to addressing systemic racism and fostering inclusion in our own practices, while advocating for and building equity within the larger Canadian media ecosystem. Learn more about the initiatives in Equity & Inclusion that the Academy is dedicated to here.





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