Organization Profile - National Film Board

National Film Board

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Minister Responsible

Minister of Canadian Heritage

Mandate

The National Film Board of Canada (NFB) is an integrated production and distribution organization with an extensive film collection, a conservation laboratory, and postproduction and R&D facilities. The NFB produces in both official languages through its English and French Programs, which comprise several production studios, each headed by an executive producer. Its films are made by independent staff and directors in the different regions of Canada.

Head Office

Ottawa, Ontario

Appointment Provisions

National Film Act
http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-8/page-1.html#h-4

The National Film Board consists of the Commissioner, who shall be Chairperson and Government Film Commissioner, and six other members to be appointed by the Governor in Council, as well as the Executive Director of Telefilm Canada.

The Commissioner shall be appointed to hold office for a period not exceeding five years but may be removed from office for cause by the Governor in Council on the recommendation of the Board.

The six members shall be appointed to hold office for a period of three years but may be removed from office for cause by the Governor in Council. Members are eligible for reappointment.

If the Commissioner is absent or unable to carry out the Commissioner's duties for any reason or if the office of Commissioner is vacant, the Board may, subject to the approval of the Minister, appoint an acting Commissioner.

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

No person who has any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, individually or as a shareholder or partner or otherwise, in commercial film activity is eligible for appointment to the Board.

Eligibility/Conflicts

No person who has any pecuniary interest, direct or indirect, individually or as a shareholder or partner or otherwise, in commercial film activity is eligible for appointment to the Board.

Remuneration

Member

  • Fixed by By-Law
  • Plus travel and living expenses.

Ex Officio Member (Executive Director - Telefilm Canada)

  • Not Paid (public servant)

Appointments

Appt/Expiry
Date
Position
Level
Government Film Commissioner
Joli-Coeur, Claude
Montréal, Quebec
Full-Time Appointment
Removable for cause
2014-11-27
2019-11-26
Members
Chaly, Betsy
Toronto, Ontario
Removable for cause
2018-01-08
2021-01-07
Clarkson, Keith
Vancouver, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2017-09-13
2020-09-12
Dubeau, Eric
Ottawa, Ontario
Removable for cause
2017-09-13
2020-09-12
Huberman, Anita A. Patil
Surrey, British Columbia
Removable for cause
2012-06-21
2018-06-20
Juneau, Nancy
Caraquet, New Brunswick
Removable for cause
2017-09-13
2020-09-12
Vallerand, Charles
Longueuil, Quebec
Removable for cause
2018-01-08
2021-01-07
Ex officio member (Executive Director, Telefilm Canada)
Brabant, Carolle
Montréal, Quebec
2010-03-15