Joy Loewen appointed CEO of the National Screen Institute

Joy Loewen

The Board of Directors of the National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is pleased to announce the appointment of Joy Loewen to the position of CEO. Joy has served as acting executive director since May 2019.

“Joy’s exemplary leadership skills have strengthened the work of NSI during a key transitional phase,” said Marlene Kendall, chair of the NSI board. “We know she will continue to drive the organization towards even greater success and are proud to have her at the helm with the support of an incredibly dedicated team.”

“I am beyond thrilled to take up this important position in our industry, said Joy Loewen. “It’s a true honour to lead NSI’s talented staff in the work of developing Canada’s exceptional storytellers across every region. NSI is devoted to championing the cause of content creators and bringing their stories to global audiences. I feel privileged to be part of that movement.”

Joy has served NSI in a number of management roles since 2005. She previously managed many of NSI’s successful training programs including NSI Totally Television, TELUS STORYHIVE, NSI Features First, NSI Storytellers and NSI Drama Prize.

Joy is a media industry professional who passionately supports the development, production and exhibition of Canadian art and artists.

She previously worked as a broadcast and festival programmer at WTN (now W Network), CBC and Gimli Film Festival, and is an active volunteer with leadership roles on several community and non-profit boards and councils including The Winnipeg Foundation, The Forks Foundation and Manitoba’s Queen’s Council Advisory. She also currently serves as a civilian aide to The Honourable Janice C. Filmon, Lieutenant Governor of Manitoba.

Joy has a bachelor’s degree in radio and television arts from Ryerson University.

Listen to a recent podcast interview Joy did with Nolan Bicknell, host of the BeCause & Effect – The Winnipeg Foundation’s podcast featuring longform interviews that take a deeper dive into why community champions are passionate about their causes. Joy talks about the importance of giving a hand up to others, bringing out their potential and how everyone has a story to tell.

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About the National Screen Institute – Canada

The National Screen Institute – Canada (NSI) is a charitable, not-for-profit organization. Renowned for having given many content creators their first breaks, NSI provides customized training, mentorship and production support through courses like NSI Totally Television, CBC New Indigenous Voices presented by NSI, NSI Features First, NSI IndigiDocs, NSI New Northern Voices and TELUS STORYHIVE.

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