Organization Profile - Telefilm Canada

Telefilm Canada

The information presented on the following pages is for reference purposes only and should not be considered or relied on as an authoritative or exhaustive source of all Governor in Council appointments or positions.


Crown Corporation (Exempt from Part X of the FAA)

Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mandate

Telefilm Canada is a federal cultural agency dedicated to the development and promotion of the Canadian audiovisual industry. The Corporation acts as one of the Canadian government's principal instruments for providing strategic leverage to the private sector, supplying the film, television and new media industries with financial and strategic support. Telefilm's role is to foster the production of films, television programs and cultural products that reflect Canadian society, with its linguistic duality and cultural diversity, and to encourage their dissemination at home and abroad.

Head Office

Montreal, Quebec

Appointment Provisions

Telefilm Canada Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/C-16/page-1.html#h-3

The Board of Directors of Telefilm Canada is comprised of six members to be appointed by the Governor in Council and the Government Film Commissioner appointed under the National Film Act.

Each of the members of the Corporation, other than the Government Film Commissioner, shall be appointed to hold office for a term of five years, except that, of those members first appointed, three shall be appointed for a term of three years and three shall be appointed for a term of five years.

The Governor in Council shall designate one of the members of the Corporation to serve as chairperson of the Corporation during pleasure and the chairperson may receive a yearly honorarium to be determined by the Governor in Council.

A retiring member of the Corporation is eligible for re-appointment.

When a member of the Corporation ceases to be a member before the end of the term for which he was appointed, the Governor in Council shall appoint a person to be a member of the Corporation for the remainder of that term.

No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation.

A vacancy in the membership of the Corporation does not impair the right of the remaining members to act.

The Corporation may designate one of its members to be vice-chairperson of the Corporation and the vice-chairperson shall, in the event of the absence or incapacity of the chairperson of the Corporation or if the office of chairperson is vacant, act as chairperson.

The members of the Corporation shall meet at such times and places as they deem necessary but shall meet at least six times a year.

The Governor in Council may, on the recommendation of the Corporation, appoint an executive director of the Corporation, who shall hold office during pleasure.

The executive director is the chief executive officer of the Corporation, has supervision over and direction of the work and staff of the Corporation and may attend the meetings of the Corporation.

Eligibility/Conflicts

No person who has, directly or indirectly and individually or as a shareholder, partner or otherwise, any pecuniary interest in the audio-visual industry is eligible to be appointed or to hold office as a member of the Corporation.

Quorum

A majority of the members of the Corporation.

Auditor

By virtue of the Telefilm Canada Act the Auditor General is the Auditor of the Corporation.

Remuneration

Chairperson and Member

  • To be Fixed by GiC: Incumbent;
    per diem ($275 - $325)
  • Incumbent; annual ($7,100 - $8,400)
  • Plus reasonable travel expenses.

Member

  • Fixed by By-Law
  • Plus reasonable travel expenses.

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Executive Director
Brabant, Carolle
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
2010-03-15
2018-03-14
Chairperson and Member
1 Vacant Position
Members
Bloom, Corey Anne
Westmount, Quebec
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2013-10-01
2018-09-30
Lord, Marie-Linda
Dieppe, New Brunswick
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-06-18
2020-06-17
Machum, G. Grant
Halifax, Nova Scotia
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2015-02-05
2020-02-04
Raju, Ram Krishna
Ottawa, Ontario
During Pleasure (Interpretation Act)
2010-05-14
2020-05-13
1 Vacant Position
Ex officio member (Government Film Commissioner)
Joli-Coeur, Claude
Montréal, Quebec
2014-11-27
Total vacancies: 2