HireBIPOC.com is an industry-wide roster of Canadian BIPOC crew and creatives working in screen-based industries.
HireBIPOC’s objective is simple:
To eradicate systemic racism in the Canadian media landscape by
- Shifting thinking and practices around hiring
- Investing in the BIPOC community
- Getting more BIPOC hired
Ultimately - what happens behind the
scenes informs what, and who, is seen
on screen. #RepresentationMatters
HireBIPOC will facilitate and increase BIPOC hiring in Canadian media & entertainment (television, film, digital) - whether Canadian or shot-in-Canada - in roles at all levels, across all areas of the industry - including production (above and below the line), behind the scenes, communications & marketing, and on-air.
HireBIPOC will be the most comprehensive roster of roles in the Canadian tv, film, and digital media and will encompass jobs in production as well as at media companies and arts organizations. The site will be available in both English and French. HireBIPOC’s category list will be extensive and include roles across all experience/education levels: writer, director, set decorator, wardrobe, production assistant, publicist, camera operator, post supervisor, social media manager, hair and makeup, accountant, on-air promotions, development executive, VFX/graphic designer, production executive… the list goes on and on.
We know a list is just a list unless it is used - consistently and across the industry. Canadian broadcasters Bell Media, CBC, Rogers, and Corus are HireBIPOC Foundational Partners and have committed to changing hiring practices within their respective organizations and the companies they work with. Specifically, they have committed to making the use of HireBIPOC a condition of greenlight.
HireBIPOC is operated by BIPOC TV & FILM, a volunteer-run advocacy group founded nearly a decade ago with deep roots in the BIPOC community and a track record for training and educational work, as well as building solidarity across industry organizations. BIPOC TV & FILM will also track how the site is being used in order to develop new programs and initiatives to address gaps.
HireBIPOC will be an indispensable tool for producers, production managers, development executives, broadcasters, distributors, cultural institutions, and more.