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PACT (Pledge-Activate-Cultivate-Thrive)

North America’s first free online Indigenous cultural competency course for the screen sector, designed to prepare non-Indigenous stakeholders for working with Indigenous productions and content.


National Screen Institute
} 12:00 am
Program dates: Register year-round
The National Screen Institute and The Shine Network Institute have partnered to build this course.The principals and values presented within the course are a launchpad on your journey to creating safer, more equitable and ethical spaces for your Indigenous partners and colleagues. This is an important step as Indigenous People redefine and reclaim space within a sector that has not been inclusive or respectful of Indigenous voices, processes and protocols.The course is funded by the Department for Women and Gender Equality (WAGE) and has a fixed purpose of improving outcomes for Indigenous people by creating safer, more culturally informed spaces and empowering non-Indigenous producers with the tools, resources and best practices that align with Indigenous values and ways of knowing.

This training is for you if:You are non-Indigenous and work in the Canadian screen sector including unions, guilds, broadcasters, production executives, production companies, showrunners, directors and producers.



Our commitment to underrepresented voices

The National Screen Institute is committed to training participants from a diverse community of voices including Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or questioning and two-spirit (LGBTQ2S+), people with disabilities, those outside large urban centres, those from regional and remote areas, and various religious groups.




The PACT team is happy to answer any further questions about the course. Contact them at

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