Women in Production Summit (an initiative involving the voluntary participation of engaged partners)

Where
Canada
When
2020
Who
Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC)
Department for Women and Gender Equality
Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques
Réalisatrices Équitables
Women in Film and Television Vancouver
Women in Film and Television Toronto
Women in View
Women in Communications and Technology
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

The Canadian Broadcasting Act, which grants the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) its regulatory powers, states that the Canadian broadcasting system should, through its programming and the employment opportunities arising out of its operations, serve the needs and interests, and reflect the circumstances and aspirations of Canadian men, women and children, including equal rights. The Commission considers that it can play a role in improving women's access to key leadership positions in the Canadian television and film production sector.
To help achieve this objective, in December 2018, the Commission gathered the decision-makers of Canada's largest English- and French-language public and private sector television broadcasters at the Women in Production Summit. The objective of the Summit was to find lasting solutions that the broadcasters could voluntarily implement to increase women's access to key creative positions, such as producer, director, writer, cinematographer, editor and showrunner, within the Canadian television and film production sector. As a result of this Summit, the participating broadcasters agreed to report annually to the Commission on their progress in facilitating women's access to key creative roles in independent film and television production. The broadcasters' participation in the Summit was, and still is, strictly voluntary.
A joint public statement, issued by the CRTC and the participating broadcasters on 8 March 2019, stated that the broadcasters who participated in the Summit will each work on voluntary action plans, tailored to their business and markets, to increase women's access to key creative positions and production budgets in the Canadian film and television industry.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

All seven broadcasters (Bell Media, Blue Ant Media, CBC/Radio-Canada, Corus Entertainment, WildBrain, Rogers Media and TVA Group) who participated in the Summit have made available on their websites their action plan dedicated to the implementation of this initiative. All action plans are linked on the Summit page of the CRTC website (https://crtc.gc.ca/eng/industr/parit.htm).

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

The financial resources allocated to the implementation of this initiative are at the discretion of the volunteer participants. The Commission expects the industry to invest its own resources to facilitate women's access to key creative roles in production.
However, the expenses related to the organization of the December 2018 Summit were assumed by the Commission as host of the event.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Bell Media Inc.
Private Sector
Blue Ant Media Inc.
Private Sector
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation / Société Radio-Canada
Public Sector
Corus Entertainment Inc.
Private Sector
WildBrain (formerly DHX)
Private Sector
Rogers Media Inc.
Private Sector
TVA Group Inc. / Groupe TVA Inc.
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
NO