REEL CANADA is a charitable organization whose mission is to help Canadians everywhere discover and enjoy the great films we make in this country. We do this through various core programmes:
OUR FILMS IN OUR SCHOOLS bring festivals of Canadian film to students of all ages. Since 2005, we have served more than 1,000,000 students across the country and receive approximately 2000 requests annually from teachers.
WELCOME TO CANADA exposes newcomers to Canadian film through their ESL classes.
NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY is an annual one-day celebration of our cinematic culture. Last April, more than 2,500,000 Canadians participated by watching a great Canadian film, and millions more engaged on social media.
REEL OPPORTUNITIES, our most recent initiative, is a workforce development programme that addresses the current and future shortages in our booming industry and builds pathways for youth of all backgrounds to careers in all screen-based industries.
All our programmes are delivered nationally at no charge in English and French.
REEL CANADA is endorsed and supported by a broad range of industry organizations, including Telefilm Canada, CMPA, IATSE, DGC, Ontario Creates, Ontario Arts Council, and Creative BC, to name just a few. Corporate partners include Cineplex, Bell Media, CBC, Netflix, RBC Foundation & NBC Universal.