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18th November 2013

Whistler Film Festival Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship Finalists Announced

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival (December 4th to 8th) will present its inaugural Aboriginal Filmmaker Fellowship, a two-day creative and business intensive designed to advance emerging Aboriginal writers and directors from British Columbia, as part of this year’s industry programming. Read the rest of this entry »

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15th November 2013

The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture Contest

CFCThe Canadian Film Centre (CFC) is calling on filmmakers across the country to show audiences the contribution movies make in our lives with The REEL Challenge: Movies Matter – The Big Picture. A grand prize of $10,000 will be awarded, with a runner-up prize of $5,000. The contest runs until January 26, 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Announcing The Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate Award

Alan Sawyer Memorial Graduate AwardOn June 8, 2013, the Canadian media industry lost a champion, a creator and a good friend. Alan Sawyer was a policy wonk who had an extraordinary grasp of the interconnected worlds of technology and creativity. During a varied career that embraced many platforms, he helped many of us in the Canadian media environment make sense of the changing landscape. You are invited to help celebrate the launch of the Alan Sawyer Memorial Award at the Brazen Head Irish Pub in Toronto on the evening of December 5th – swap a story, share a drink and see how you can help honour Alan’s memory by supporting the future of the work he was so passionate about. Read the rest of this entry »

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14th November 2013

Startup Canada Launches New Task Force

startup canadaStartup Canada has provided a voice for entrepreneurs from coast-to-coast since May 2012, and today, that voice is strengthened with the launch of the Startup Canada Task Force. Startup Canada is a national, entrepreneur-led and volunteer-run organization working to enhance the nation’s competitiveness and prosperity by promoting a vibrant entrepreneurial culture. Its newest initiative, the Startup Canada Task Force, brings together key organizations in the national entrepreneurship ecosystem to increase the number of startups in Canada and accelerate their growth. It will do this by streamlining support for entrepreneurs through collaborative public education and government relations efforts. Read the rest of this entry »

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12th November 2013

Upcoming Mentorship Events Across Canada Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

startup canadaIn celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week (Nov 18-24, 2013) Startup Canada and the Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF) are challenging startups, small businesses and entrepreneurs across the country to sign up for events in their community in support of the 2013 Canadian Mentorship Challenge.  This year there are events ranging from peer mentoring and networking breakfasts, to Twitter Chats and video workshops. Whether you’re looking to gather advice, share ideas, learn new things or get inspired, there is something for everyone. Attend a mentorship event in your community such as those listed below, as a mentee or a mentor . Read the rest of this entry »

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5th November 2013

CanWIT BC November Breakfast Club

CanWIT BC ChapterJoin the CanWIT BC chapter for the November Breakfast Club on November 27th as they host Brenda Lautsch, who will lead a discussion based on her book, CEO Of Me: Creating A Life That Works In A Flexible Job Age. Brenda’s aim is to help individuals understand how to manage work-life challenges and flexibility. This session will include both an overview of her publication, an interactive discussion and exercises. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th November 2013

Canada Media Fund English Production Incentive Program Opens Second Round Of Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind stakeholders that the second round of funding for the English Production Incentive Program is now open for eligible applicants. The Program will close on November 26th or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Only eligible applicants in the following provinces can apply to the English Production Incentive Program. Those provinces and territories have qualified for the English Production Incentive Program with the following original allocations. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th November 2013

MentorshipBC Connects Budding Entrepreneurs And Experts

Province of BCKaleena Ross has learned some valuable lessons about starting a small business, but thanks to mentorship, she did not need to learn them the hard way. Kaleena found a mentor in Shauna Harper, a marketing and communications strategist with LiveWork PG. Through their partnership, she gained the confidence she needed to dive into entrepreneurship and start her own event and graphic design firm, Ikspres Media, in October 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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1st November 2013

Whistler Film Festival Announces China Canada Gateway Competition And Feature Project Lab Participants

whistler film festivalThe Whistler Film Festival is proud to announce the 12 writer/producer teams from across Canada selected to participate in this year’s second annual China Canada Gateway for Film® Script Competition. Presented by the Whistler Film Festival in association with Telefilm Canada and China Film Group, this dynamic pitching competition is the only national effort of its kind designed to stimulate international financing for Canadian feature film projects by introducing experienced Canadian writer/producer teams to Chinese studios with up millions of production financing on the table. Read the rest of this entry »

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31st October 2013

Leading Startup Hubs Work With Microsoft To Promote Entrepreneurship In Canada

Microsoft CanadaWorking to help foster Canadian innovation and entrepreneurship, Microsoft Canada has announced formal relationships with three of the country’s leading startup hubs: Launch Academy in Vancouver, Montreal’s Notman House and MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. The relationship is part of Microsoft Ventures, a global initiative to help entrepreneurs build great companies. Working with startups at every stage of maturity, the initiative provides the tools, resources, and expertise startups need to help succeed. Read the rest of this entry »

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