About the Academy
Established in 1979, the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television is a national, non-profit,
professional association dedicated to the promotion, recognition and celebration of exceptional achievements in Canadian film, television and digital media. Unifying industry professionals across Canada, the Academy is a vital force representing all screen-based industries.
Our mandate is to:
- Honour outstanding achievements in Canadian film and television;
- Heighten public awareness and increase audience attendance, viewership, and appreciation of Canadian film and television productions through its national Award program.
- Preserve and promote Canada’s film and television heritage;
- Provide wide range of industry-related
professional development programs
Photo: (left to right) Academy Chair, Martin Katz, CBC Executive Director Studio and Unscripted Programming, Julie Bristow, Academy CEO, Helga Stephenson and Charles Ohayon.
The Academy operates in accordance with our national by-laws and the mandates set by our Board of Directors. Our current 15 Board Members comprise of small, medium and large companies, producing content in all genres in Canada.
The organization and Awards shows are supported by the National Advisory Council, the Television Governance Council, Film Governance Council and the Digital Media Governance Council as well as numerous volunteer committees consisting of Academy members and leading industry professionals across Canada.
The administration is led by the CEO with offices in Toronto and Montréal.