WIFT Toronto Network

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

  • FREE for WIFT Toronto 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). 

2019 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. 

  • May 29
  • June 26
  • July 31
  • August 28
  • September 24

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 | May 29
  • Jocelyn Hamilton, president, Canada, Entertainment One TV
  • Beth Janson, CEO, The Canadian Academy
  • Carrie Mudd, co-founder, Peacock Alley Entertainment
  • Jennifer Hollyer, founder, The Jennifer Hollyer Agency
  • Christina Jennings, chair, CEO, Shaftesbury
  • + More to be announced
Ashbridges Bay | 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
  • Corrie Coe, SVP, original programming, Bell Media
  • Jill Samson, deputy director, portfolio management, Telefilm Canada/Canada Media Fund
  • + More to be announced
Harbourfront | July 31
  • Michelle Daly, senior director, comedy, CBC
  • Trish Williams, executive director, CBC Scripted Content
  • Helen Asimakis, senior director, drama,  CBC Scripted Content
  • Ty Hyland, production planning, Scripted & Digital Content
  • Jessica Schmiedchen, executive-in-charge of development, Unscripted Content, CBC Television & CBC Gem
  • Zach Feldberg, executive-in-charge of production, Digital Originals
Evergreen Brickworks | August 28
  • Sam Linton, head of original content & VP, production, Blue Ant Media
  • Tecca Crosby, SVP, Scripted Programming, Entertainment One. 
  • Grazyna Krupa, Executive in Charge of Programming, CBC Television
  • Vibika Bianchi, SVP, Current Programs and Development, Our House Media
TBA | September 24
  • Virginia Thompson, co-founder & president, Vérité Films
  • Marilyn McAuley, Producer, Corner Gas (animated) and Voice Director, Paw Patrol,

Note: Walk leaders and locations are subject to change.

Want to take a walk with WIFT Toronto? Be a Walk Leader?
Want to take a walk with WIFT Toronto? Be a Walk Leader?