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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

At Toronto Film School, we are committed to making Diversity, Equity and Inclusion an integral part of our learning and working environments.  We achieve this by:

  • Celebrating the full range of human diversity.
  • Acknowledging that equal access to opportunities and services may require the removal of barriers.
  • Ensuring that all individuals feel welcomed and are free to express their authentic selves.

We are also actively building relationships with community partners in our efforts to increase the representation of diverse communities, both behind the camera and on screen.  Our partners include:

  • POV. POV provides training, mentorship, job placement and professional development opportunities for diverse filmmakers and content creators.  In 2020, we proudly partnered with them to introduce the Toronto Film School & POV Pathway Discovery Bursary.
  • BIPOC TV & Film. BIPOC is dedicated to increasing the representation of Black, Indigenous and People of Colour in this industry through workshops, networking events, Q&A sessions, and more.

Meet the members of Toronto Film School’s Diversity Advisory Councils.

Designed by Andrés Sevilla, instructor for the Graphic Design & Interactive Media program.

 

Indigenous Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land Toronto Film School operates on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit.

We reaffirm our responsibility to increase awareness and understanding of First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples and colonial legacy, and commit to strengthening our relationship with Indigenous peoples throughout Canada.

Thamina Jaferi,Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion