Watch now! NSI program managers at the heart of training

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Help us win $20K to serve more Canadian storytellers

From June 1 to 30, every $1* donated to NSI via CanadaHelps.org enters us for a chance to win $20K* towards training future creators like you or those you work with. The more donations received, the more chances we have to win. Whether we win or lose, your donation is vital to the work we do.  

Thank you! We are blown away by those of you who have already contributed to the Great Canadian Giving Challenge campaign. A very special thank you to members of the NSI alumni community whose donations enable us to deliver important new programs.


Jessica, Elise, Kaya, Ursula and Cheyenne are the program managers at the heart of the National Screen Institute who work directly with talented storytellers across Canada; bringing them together with expert mentors and helping guide them on their storytelling journey.

Your donation goes directly to support their work. We asked each of them to make a short video (just a few minutes) so you can learn more about their work and hear what has inspired them.

Jessica Gibson

Manager, Programs & Development | TELUS STORYHIVE, NSI Market-Ready Producers – PEI Edition, NSI Short Film (coming soon!)


Elise Swerhone

Manager, Programs & Development | TELUS STORYHIVE + NSI IndigiDocs 2019-21 edition


Kaya Wheeler

Manager, Programs & Development | CBC New Indigenous Voices + NSI IndigiDocs


Ursula Lawson

Manager, Programs & Development | NSI Business for Producers, TELUS STORYHIVE, NSI New Northern Voices


Cheyenne Bruneau

Program Manager | NSI Art of Business Management – Indigenous Edition

For every $1* donated between June 1 to 30, we are entered to win a $20K* boost to the organization to help content creators in every region of the country develop their skills and share their stories on the global stage.

Donate now!

Thank you – Joy Loewen, CEO

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