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Kadon Douglas

Breakout Session - Inspiring Inclusion - Building Skills to Become a Better Leader

With a profound respect for artists and storytellers, combined with a strong dedication to justice and liberation, Kadon Douglas finds joy in supporting artists and cultural producers in their career development. Before leading BIPOC TV & FILM as its inaugural Executive Director, Kadon spearheaded dynamic marketing and communication approaches at The Creative School at Ryerson University, as well as at Women in Film & Television-Toronto. Kadon’s accolades include participation in prestigious programs like the Hot Docs International Film Festival: Doc Accelerator (2013) and the Shaw Media Diverse Voices initiative (2015). A 2023 Globe and Mail Top 25 Most Influential People in Canadian Television, Kadon maintains an active presence within the screen-based media community, generously offering her time as a speaker and advisor. Notably, she chaired the Reelworld Film Festival (2020), sits on the board of the Canadian Independent Screen Fund for Black and POC creators (CISF) and the Equity, Inclusion and Belonging and Copyright and Generative AI committees of the Coalition for the Diversity of Creative Expression (CDCE). A Caribbean native—Grenada—Kadon lives in Toronto with her anime-loving teenage son and their cat, Lord Philip Onyx Douglas the First.

Kadon Douglas
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