Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace, in the Arts and on Screen

WIFTA celebrates International Women’s Day with an evening of live music, networking and this hot-topic discussion on diversity on set and on screen. Panel Discussion Speakers include:Amorena Bartlett, an ASL sessional instructor at MacEwan University and advocate for Deaf rights within the criminal justice system. Christine Sokaymoh FrederickArtistic director of Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Executive Director of the Dreamspeakers Film …

20th Anniversary of WIFTA

In honour of the 20th Anniversary of WIFTA, our founding members came together to speak on the history of “Nothing about us, without us,” and the importance of our organization. Interviews include members Bonnie Thompson, Jean Merriman, Lynn Rach and Nancy Laing, among others. Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/pjIK1WelaFI A special thanks to producer Jesse Szymanski and Modern Muse Media for …

WIFTA Welcomes the New Executive Board

WIFTA’s Annual General Meeting took place on November 16, 2018. Members from across Alberta, including Calgary, Grand Cache and Edmonton, participated in voting three new members to the executive board. WIFTA welcomes Nancy Ruschin, Elise Graham and Samantha Quantz! Our members continuing to stand on the board for the next year are Susan Feddema-Leonard, Ava Karvonen, Lindsey McNeill, Jesse Syzmanski, Ester Viragh, and Theresa Wynnyk. Thank …