Uplifting messages from the storytelling community

The Hats We Wear

As 2021 and our annual giving season comes to an end, there’s still time to make your donation to support our storytelling community. As our gift to you, we want to share something special.

We have released an uplifting three-part compilation episode as part of The Hats We Wear podcast featuring storytellers, friends and industry leaders sharing their thoughts on the past year and reflecting on this question:

Despite the challenges of the past year, what continues to inspire you?

Hear from alumni, associate faculty, board and staff plus folks at imagineNATIVE, Black Screen Office, RBC, CBC, Telefilm, Hot Docs, TELUS and many other industry supporters. In all, 60 people contributed to the episodes.

Sharing stories is at the heart of what we do at the National Screen Institute, and we are blessed to have been able to share this podcast series with you. We hope these final episodes bring you joy and inspiration throughout this holiday season.

Your donation helps the National Screen Institute as we amplify the voices of storytellers who are changing the world.

If you have already donated: THANK YOU! Your contribution helps storytellers develop their professional skills to produce stories that entertain, inform and deepen our connection to one another.

Wishing you all a safe and happy new year, and all the best for 2022!

With gratitude for your continued support,


P.S. To help storytellers all year-round, please consider setting up a monthly donation on our CanadaHelps website. We appreciate all your support.

Episode 8: Part One: What Inspired You In 2021?

Episode 9: Part Two

Episode 10: Part Three

Listen to previous episodes from Ian BawaKaren LamDarcy Waite, Josh Epstein, Cheyenne Bruneau, Joy Loewen and Nadine Arpin.

The Hats We Wear is available on SpotifyApple PodcastsGoogle Podcasts and Amazon Music.

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