Industry

Connecting More People with Disabilities to Job Opportunities

  Province Releases Employment Strategy for People with Disabilities. Ontario is taking action to break down employment barriers for people with disabilities by launching a new strategy to connect more people with disabilities to rewarding jobs and more employers to new talent to help grow their businesses. Tracy MacCharles, Minister Responsible for Accessibility, along with…

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2017 Toronto Storytelling Festival March 29 – April 2

Founded in 1979, the TORONTO STORYTELLING FESTIVAL has grown into one of the world’s biggest celebrations of the arts of voice and story. Over ten days of concerts, storytalks, and workshops, the finest storytellers from Canada and around the world make Toronto the centre of the storytelling renaissance. Read more: http://torontostorytellingfestival.ca

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NFB furthers gender parity pledge

The producer aims to achieve equal representation in key creative positions for animated, doc and interactive works by 2020. Read more:  http://playbackonline.ca

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Special Events During ReelAbilities Film Festival

Join us for special events during the festival. Panels and conversations with filmmakers, actors, activists and more! Opening Night Gala: Sanctuary The festival kicks off with a red carpet gala featuring  renowned guts and the NY premiere of Sanctuary, following Larry and Sophie ‘s bittersweet quest for intimate relations.The evening will also include the presentation…

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Telefilm Canada announces, in partnership with the industry, gender parity measures for feature film production financing

Montreal, November 11, 2016—Following its announcement of September 8, 2016—to build, by 2020, a representative and diversified feature film portfolio that better reflects Canada’s population—Telefilm Canada, as a first step, is pleased to reveal its gender parity measures for feature film production financing, developed in collaboration with the industry. Telefilm aims by 2020 to achieve a…

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How an app helps the visually impaired navigate the world

TORONTO – For most of us, location-based augmented reality apps might be considered “nice to have”, entertaining technology that conjures up images of last summer’s Pokémon Go craze. But for blind and visually impaired people, the use of augmented reality technology in audio-based navigation apps can provide a safer and often liberating way to travel…

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