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WIFT-T Network

Mix and mingle with other WIFT-T members. Meet new people and build your network, all while interacting with inspiring industry experts.

  • FREE for WIFT-T members
  • Fun & engaging networking series

Back by popular demand: Walk & Talk

In 2017, we launched a new networking initiative: WIFT Network: Walk & Talk, five meet-ups at parks in Toronto led by women leaders in our industry.

Walk leaders included: Anne Loi (DHX Media), Andra Sheffer (Independent Production Fund/Cogeco), Sasha Boersma (Sticky Brain Studios), Jocelyn Hamilton (Entertainment One), and Tassie Cameron (10 Days in the Valley, Mary Kills People). 

2018 Dates

Locations, and Walk Leaders will be announced in the Spring. All Walks take place: 8:00-9:00 AM. Check in at 7:30 AM. 

  • Wednesday, May 30
  • Tuesday, June 26
  • Thursday, July 26
  • Monday, August 27
  • Tuesday, September 25

Registration for each Walk will open at least two weeks prior.

All Walks take place: 8:00-9:00 AM. Check in at 7:30 AM. Registration will open at least two weeks before each walk.

High Park | Wednesday, May 30
  • Jocelyn Hamilton, President, Canada, Entertainment One TV
  • Lisa Godfrey, VP, Original Content, Corus Entertainment
  • Patricia Rozema, director, writer (Anne with an E, Mozart in the Jungle, Into the Forest)
  • Ilana Frank, Executive Producer and Founder, ICF Films (Rookie Blue, Saving Hope)
  • Sherry White, actress, producer, writer (Maudie, Saving Hope)
Ashbridges Bay | Tuesday, June 26
  • Andra Sheffer, CEO, Independent Production Fund, Cogeco Program Development Fund
  • Susan Alexander, production executive, Corus Entertainment
  • Noora Abu Eitah, Executive Producer, Head of Production Services, Secret Location
  • Michelle Daly, Senior Director, Comedy, CBC
  • Natalie Osborne, Chief Strategy Officer, 9 Story Media Group
High Park | Thursday, July 26
  • Alex Lalonde, VP, Business Affairs & Operations, New Metric Media
  • Jennifer Chen, VP, Programming and Acquisitions, Channel Zero Inc.
  • Caroline Habib, VP, Development, New Metric Media
  • Kathleen Meek, Manager, Original Content, Drama & Factual, Corus Entertainment
  • Melissa Amer, Deputy Director, Television, English Market at Telefilm Canada
Harbourfront | Monday, August 27
  • Anne Loi, Chief Commercial Officer, DHX Media
  • Susan Kelly, Senior Director, Business & Rights, CBC Scripted & Acquired Programming
  • Donna O’Brien Sokic, Professor of Media Studies, Humber College, previous Director of Sales and Marketing, Disney ABC International Television Group
  • Andrea Carpenter – Senior Director, Entertainment & Content Partnerships, Mattel Creations
  • Stephanie Betts – Senior Vice President, Development and Current Series, DHX Media
Rosedale | Tuesday, September 25
  • Rekha Shah, Director of Sales, CBS Studios International
  • Colette Watson, SVP, Broadcast & Operations, Rogers Media
  • Vanessa Case, SVP, Head of Studio, VICE Media Canada
  • Jennifer Dodge, EVP, Spin Master Entertainment
  • Keri Levinsky, SVP, Canada TV & Digital Distribution, MGM

Note: Walk leaders and locations are subject to change.

Want to take a walk with WIFT-T? Be a Walk Leader?
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Want to take a walk with WIFT-T? Be a Walk Leader?
Email us!