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The NFB stays on course for gender parity. Platinum Parity Certification from Women in Governance.


March 5, 2021 – Montreal – National Film Board of Canada (NFB)

For the past five years, the NFB has maintained its commitment to gender parity, and it continues to achieve its goals in terms of both the number of productions and budget allocation. Women from a variety of backgrounds and places continue to participate fully, especially since the public producer and distributor has increased its total number of projects in progress, from 269 in 2019–2020 to 298 in 2020–2021.*

If parity is well entrenched within the NFB, it will always remain a priority objective. The NFB will continue its efforts, particularly with respect to certain key creative positions, especially in the areas of cinematography and music composition, where objectives have not been met. These efforts will be coordinated with those of our industry partners.

We are pleased to say that for the second consecutive year, Women in Governance has awarded the NFB Platinum Parity Certification, the organization’s highest gender-parity certification level.


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