Through bursaries, the Foundation for WIFT-T 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.
In 2015, the Foundation awarded a total of 6 bursaries, providing access to WIFT-T professional development programming. These bursaries are made possible by our generous donors and corporate supporters.
Attending the 2014 Digital Media Bootcamp was an incredible experience and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to any of my colleagues and peers. It’s a great opportunity to upgrade digital media and general business skills, get creative in a safe environment, as well as meet powerful people within the industry and build a network. It was also significant for me because I wouldn’t have been able to afford to attend without the bursary.Vanessa Matsui, 2014 Digital Media Bootcamp bursary recipient
Foundation donors help support WIFT-T’s year-round mission: enabling women to be capable, confident, connected, and successful in their careers in the screen-based industry.
A sister always helps a fellow sister—it’s just the way it is. I am where I am today because of the women who came before me—the women who challenged the status quo, who made sacrifices, who were visionaries, who cared, who believed in making the world a better place. I feel it is my duty to ‘pass it forward’ as they say. I benefited; now it is my turn to make sure the next generation of women can benefit.Olga Kuplowska, 2014 individual donor to the Foundation for WIFT-T
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