NFB Implements Self-Declaration Questionnaire to Collect Creator Data

National Film Board

As part of its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion, the National Film Board of Canada (NFB) recognizes the need for accurate data to ensure equitable representation of voices that have been historically marginalized, underrepresented and misrepresented in the film industry.

The NFB’s self-declaration questionnaire is voluntary and confidential, and data will only be used in aggregate. It will not be used in the selection of NFB collaborators or submitted projects. The information collected includes Indigenous identity, racial/ethnic identity, disability status, gender identity/expression, 2SLGBTQI+ status and official-language minority status.

As a public producer and distributor, the NFB has a mandate to reflect the lives, experiences and perspectives of all Canadians in its works. Diverse voices and perspectives are crucial to its success and to the success of Canadian storytelling. The NFB is committed to following best practices and policies to ensure equitable representation, both on screen and behind the camera.

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