CANCOM Online Media Event Invitation

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CANCOM Online Media Event Invitation

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM)
Online Media Event Invitation
December 16, 2020 at 10am EST

Profile and Value Chain Analysis: Ontario Comedy Content Creators
The First-Ever Profile of Ontario’s Comedy Sector

On Wednesday December 16, 2020 The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) will announce the results of Profile and Value Chain Analysis: Ontario Comedy Content Creators, a research effort conducted to develop the first-ever profile of Ontario’s comedy sector, with funding from Ontario Creates and in partnership with the independent consulting firm Nordicity.

The announcement will include key findings from the study, with remarks from CANCOM, Ontario Creates, Nordicity and a short panel discussion with other stakeholders.

Profile and Value Chain Analysis: Ontario Comedy Content Creators offers timely intelligence and analysis about the important role comedy creators play in the development of successful screen content. The valuable insights provided by this report will help the screen sector strategize for developing and retaining Ontario comedic talent. -Karen Thorne-Stone, President & CEO, Ontario Creates

Date: Wednesday December 16, 2020
Time: 10am EST
Online Event Link

Media Contact: Damien Nelson,

CANCOM Contact: Adam Growe,

Tentative Agenda:

1. Introduction to CANCOM and the Study – Adam Growe, CANCOM Board of Directors

2. (TBC)

3. Study Highlights – Julie Whelan and Christiana Puntillo, Nordicity

4. Screen Content in Ontario – Erin Smith, Manager, Research and Strategic Planning, Ontario Creates

5. Panel Discussion and Q&A: Adam Growe moderates- Julie Whelan, other sponsors and stakeholders (TBC)

6. Thank Yous


The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) stimulates the production of exceptional Canadian comedy IP by comedians, making Canada competitive when responding to market-driven and regulatory demands for such content. As a federally registered, not-for-profit incorporation, CANCOM creates new models of collaboration that benefit relevant Canadian comedy stakeholder organizations and government departments in the evolving digital media ecosystem.

About Ontario Creates

Ontario Creates (formerly OMDC) is a provincial agency that facilitates economic development, investment and collaboration in Ontario’s creative industries including the music, book, magazine, film, television and interactive digital media sectors.

Ontario Créatif (anciennement la SODIMO) est un organisme provincial qui encourage le développement économique, les investissements et la collaboration au sein des industries de la création de l’Ontario, notamment dans les secteurs de la musique, de l’édition de livres et de revues, du cinéma et de la télévision, et des produits multimédias interactifs numériques.

About Nordicity  
Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm, providing public and private sector clients with solutions for Strategy and Business, Economic Analysis, Policy, Regulation and Evaluation across four priority sectors: Arts, Culture and Heritage; Digital Economy and Innovation and Creative Industries. Nordicity was founded in 1979, acquired by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in 1997, and re-launched as an independent entity in 2002, coincident with the acquisition of PwC’s consulting practice by IBM. Today, Nordicity employs 17 full-time staff and serves clients across Canada and the world from our four offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and London (UK). 

The views expressed in the study/project represent the views of The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM) and do not necessarily reflect those of the Province.

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