Programming Central

In an effort to make our programming opportunities even easier to find on our website, we've created this page for quick and easy access!

  • Quick and easy access to all programming (intensives, mentorships, and more)
  • Regularly updated
  • Click through the links for further details on all programs and mentorships

These links are for our various courses and workshops. These programs generally run on a two-year calendar. Click through the links to get the most updated information for each program.

Ontario Creates - WIFT IDM Fund Futures Program - NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS!

Leadership Development Series sponsored by Blue Ant Mdia - NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

WIFT Indigenous Writers Program

Pitch Perfect! With Jan Miller (to be rescheduled)

Scripted Digital Series Incubator

Made For TV: From Concept to Pitch

Demystifying Financing with National Bank's Creative Industries Group

Media Business Essentials

Intermediate Production Accounting & Tax Credits

Introduction to Entertainment Law

Business Booster Program

Corus Media Management Accelerator

Media Leadership Program

NOTE: All general information for these programs is current (ex. content, length, criteria). If dates are not updated or not included, this is due to us awaiting funding information so that we can then put the program on our current calendar.

Check our Calendar for dates where determined.


Wednesday August 18, 2021 | 1:30pm - 2:30pm (EDT)

OYA Media Group is a Black women-led production company in Toronto founded by Alison Duke and  Ngardy Conteh George.

In 2019, they produced and co-wrote Mr. Jane and Finch, a CBC POV Documentary which won two 2020 Canadian Screen Awards, the Donald Brittain Award for Best Social/Political Documentary and Best Writing for a Documentary.

In 2020, Alison’s debut short film Promise Me won two Golden Sheaf awards at the Yorkton Film Festival. Her TV documentary special Cool Black North for Rogers/City is now available on Apple TV. Over the years her projects have aired on Netflix, Superchannel, Rogers SVOD, CBC, Sundance Channel, Life Network, BET and TVO. She is currently in production on two feature documentaries.

Ngardy’s films include short documentaries Soldiers for the Streets (NFB/CBCNewsworld, 2004) and Dudley Speaks for Me, part of the Akua Benjamin Legacy Project(Best Canadian Presentation, Caribbean Tales Int’l Film Festival, 2016). Her first feature-length documentary The Flying Stars won Best Documentary at the BronzeLens Film Festival in Atlanta and has been broadcast around the world.  

Alison and Ngardy are launching Year 4 of the OYA Emerging Filmmakers Program, an initiative they kick-started that supports Black youth.



Tuesday September 28, 2021 | 9:30am - 11:00am (EDT)


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