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Telefilm Canada launches online survey for training programs across Canada

24 February 2021

February 24, 2021 – As part of Telefilm Canada’s continued commitment to create a more equitable screen-based industry and to better serve Canadian creators, an online survey will be conducted to gather information about training initiatives from across the country, including programs that support traditionally underrepresented creators.

The survey data will be used to inform the future training strategy at Telefilm Canada, from local grassroots initiatives and festival partnerships with streaming partners, to national training schools and post-secondary institutions. Following the industry consultations around the redesign of Telefilm Canada’s Promotion program, this research initiative will provide critical information on the mentorship and training programs, including highlighting gaps that exists, across the Canadian landscape. Furthermore, this initiative will inform the strategic direction of the Promotion Program going forward.

This online survey is available for all mentorship or training programs in the audiovisual industry. The form can accommodate responses of up to five different programs. For more than five programs, please fill out the survey twice or contact us for additional options here.

Feel free to share this survey with your network. All submissions must be completed by March 19, 2021.

Kim Hsu Guise, an independent consultant, has been brought on to help run this research project. Kim has over 20 years of experience in the film and television industry, including 10 years as an Investment Analyst at Telefilm Canada in the Vancouver office. Kim is committed to increasing representation both in front of and behind the camera. In her most recent role, Kim was the Director of Local Content at TELUS where she was responsible for STORYHIVE and TELUS Original programming.  Learn more about Kim here.

For any questions regarding the survey, please contact Kim here.


Statement regarding collection of personal information
The personal information that Telefilm Canada collects through the survey may include your full name, email address and telephone number. Personal information collected as part of the survey will only be used to communicate with the organization mentioned on the Survey page.

The collection and use of such personal information are in accordance with the Privacy Act and are in line with section 10 of the Telefilm Canada Act. This personal information, as well as its related uses, appear in the “Public Communications” (PSU 914) personal information banks and “Outreach Activities” (PSU 938).

Privacy Statement
The SurveyMonkey online survey tool, which gathers the data for this survey, is hosted on servers located in the United States. SurveyMonkey is neither affiliated nor related in any way to Telefilm Canada. In order to allow you to access that website, SurveyMonkey collects transmission data which could potentially constitute, in certain circumstances, personal information. This involves, among other things, placing digital markers (e.g., cookies) on the device you use and the automatic collection of the Internet Protocol (IP) address from which you are accessing the website. For more details on the collection and use by SurveyMonkey of information on survey respondents, we invite you to read that website’s Privacy Policy by accessing the following link: However, please note that we configured the settings of the online survey so that the compiled results which Telefilm Canada will have access to will not allow us to link survey responses back to a specific respondent, thereby ensuring that this survey remains completely anonymous.