The mandate of Telefilm Canada is to foster and promote the development of the audiovisual industry in Canada. The Corporation acts as one of the Canadian government’s principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and new media industries with financial and strategic support. Dedicated to the cultural, commercial and industrial success of Canada’s audiovisual industry, Telefilm Canada, through its various funding and promotion programs, supports dynamic companies and creative talent here at home and around the world. Its role is to foster the production of films, television programs and cultural products that reflect Canadian society, with its linguistic duality and cultural diversity, and to encourage their dissemination at home and abroad.

The Board of Directors of Telefilm Canada is comprised of six members appointed by the Governor in Council and the Government Film Commissioner appointed under the National Film Act. The Board has the responsibility to adopt strategic directions for the organization and to supervise the management of the business and affairs of Telefilm so as to ensure that the Corporation carries out its mission effectively and efficiently. To this end, the Board may determine ways to improve the Corporation’s performance and review the agreements signed with the Department of Canadian Heritage for the provision of services to the audiovisual and sound recording industries. Management’s role is to manage the Corporation’s day-to-day operations so that it evolves in line with the directions determined by the Board. The Board is also responsible to evaluate the performance of the Chief Executive Officer on an annual basis.

The Chairperson is responsible for the proper conduct of board meetings in such a way that the Corporation carries out its mandate and objectives effectively, ensures good value for the funding provided by taxpayers, remains viable and holds management accountable for its performance.

For details about the current opportunity and the selection processes, please visit the Governor in Council Appointments –  Opportunities.

Candidates must apply online by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on September 5, 2017, via the Governor in Council Appointments website. Your cover letter should be addressed to the Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Senior Personnel), Privy Council Office, and should be sent only through the online application.