Author Archives: Joy Loewen

About Joy Loewen

Chief Executive Officer

NSI celebrates 35 years of supporting storytellers and amplifying voices

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Read our new vision, mission and value statements. These, along with our 2021-2023 strategic plan and new brand identity (coming later this year), mark a rebirth for NSI.

Black History Month 2021 and the future we stand for

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NSI CEO Joy Loewen on how she marks Black History Month and the future she stands for plus a list of resources.

Supporter spotlight: Michael Levine

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The National Screen Institute wishes to gratefully acknowledge a very special donation made by Robert Eisenberg in honour of current NSI board member Michael Levine. The entire NSI team extends much gratitude and love.

Darren Anthony: NSI inspired me to be become a better storyteller

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Darren completed his Totally Television training earlier this year and is already in development with CBC on his show, Dwayne Has Issues.

Support powerful storytellers who are changing your world

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Giving Tuesday is an opportunity to empower storytellers who are making a difference. Donate $20 or more and CanadaHelps will add an extra $2.

Building bridges to love, acceptance, empathy and understanding through storytelling

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The work we do at NSI is critical in amplifying the voices of underrepresented storytellers across our nation. By doing so, we build those bridges to greater understanding.

#GivingTuesdayNow – support those who unite, inspire, comfort and motivate

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An opportunity to flip the hourglass from fear and insecurity to unity and courage as we continue our journey through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Now, more than ever, the world needs storytellers

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At NSI, we love to celebrate birthdays. While this is a tricky time for celebrating, NSI turns 34 today so we took a moment during our daily check-in to celebrate and give thanks for your support.

A message from NSI CEO Joy Loewen: in these changing and uncertain times, I’m grateful for so many things

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An update on the challenge and change of leading NSI operations through the COVID-19 pandemic.

March challenge: donate this month and your gift will be matched!

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For the month of March, two special donors challenge you to donate to NSI and help double the impact of their gifts. This means for every $1 you donate before March 31, our donors will also contribute $1. That’s double the impact!

You empower our storytellers

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The support of the NSI community was incredible during our December giving campaign. Today, we are proud to publish a list of generous individuals whose donations have already been put towards the important work of training our students.

Why does Omnifilm’s Brian Hamilton donate to NSI?

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We’re grateful to donors like Brian whose support helps our students through training and beyond. We spoke to him to find out what motivates him to give back to NSI.