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Through bursaries, the Foundation provides professional development opportunities to women who are underrepresented in the industry, women with limited financial means, and women with limited access to training in Canada’s screen-based industries.

Bursaries are not possible without the financial support of corporate, foundation and individual donors. We are happy to discuss various options for developing a bursary for one of our programs. Bursary contributions start at $1,000.

For more information on developing or accessing a bursary, please contact:
Jacqueline Pardy
Director of Development
416.322.3430 ext. 228

Recipient Testimonials

“…As a recipient of the Corus Media Bursary, this has been a truly invaluable experience. It encourages female media creators to explore this new frontier, creating meaningful work with a better understanding of the changing media markets and industries. Please accept my heartfelt gratitude for providing a forum at the cusp of this new transition into the future of storytelling and filmmaking. “

Karen Chapman, Recipient of a 2012 Convergent Media Program Bursary

The Convergent Media Program has allowed me to broaden my horizons and to continue to tell a story, an Indigenous story, on multiple platforms. I walk away with the knowledge of how to reach a wide and diverse audience.
Jules Koostachin, 2010

I am extremely happy to participate in the Convergent Media Program thanks to the bursary offered by WIFT-Toronto. Although I have been working in the Canadian television industry for the past 25 years and am quite dexterous at the new HD technology, the constantly evolving digital platforms represent a paradigm shift in the financing and distribution of our work. This opportunity—which has come in a difficult year for my company—has renewed my strategy and inspired me to re-think how I approach financing, marketing and distribution. Bravo for this initiative!
Margarita Ramon, 2010