New diversity goals announced for CBC Radio-Canada

CBC / Radio-Canada has announced a new commitment to diversity that extends to all scripted and non-scripted programs in French and English.

The public broadcaster made this announcement as part of its new strategic plan, Between Us For Life, which is focused on helping under-represented Canadians develop their skills, experience and relationships within Canada. Of the industry.

By 2025, CBC / Radio-Canada aims to ensure that at least one of the key creative positions in all scripted or factored programming will be held by a person of diversity. These key positions include producer, director, writer, author-producer and lead performer.

When the pool of talent is not sufficient, the public broadcaster will expect independent producers to commit themselves to coach or train at least one person of diversity to occupy a key creative position in the production of a program. controlled. For the purpose of this commitment, people of diversity include members of a visible minority, Aboriginals, persons with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQ2 + community.

“Canada has a tremendous diversity that needs to be reflected in the stories we tell,” said Catherine Tait, President and CEO of CBC / Radio-Canada. As a public broadcaster, we want to leverage the wealth of Canadian talent to better embody the country we serve. ”

This year, CBC / Radio-Canada achieved its gender parity goal in commissioned programming. In the 2018-2019 broadcast year, 62% of all French and English programs supported by the public broadcaster were projects in which the majority of key creative positions – production, directing, scriptwriting, scriptwriting, production – were occupied by women. The public broadcaster is now building on these advances to establish its new commitment to diversity.

“I am extremely proud that we have achieved our goal of gender equality. This reflects the efforts made over many years with our production partners. This is a commitment we will maintain in the future. In fact, our lessons learned will help ensure that all Canadians are represented in the programming of their public broadcaster, “said Ms. Tait.

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