Producing engaging and compelling content is at the heart of what we do.
Corus plays a major role in contributing to a vibrant Canadian media and entertainment industry.
We continue to foster a strong and sustainable media industry that is both domestically successful and globally competitive through the acquisition, development, production and broadcast of content and the investment of millions of dollars in original Canadian productions.
Our unique position as an integrated broadcaster, producer and distributor of original content gives us a distinct advantage to work with strong homegrown Canadian talent and showcase premium original content to global audiences.
We’re committed to telling the stories of underrepresented groups through our original programming, focused heavily on women and diverse individuals in front of, and behind the camera.
- A significant number of our scripted drama programming is proudly showrun and produced by female-owned companies
- We are committed to ensuring our factual programming portrays a diverse view of the world both in story, and who we follow through our documentary series
- We prioritize high-quality storytelling in our lifestyle programming, and ensure casting reflects the diverse nature of our audiences
- Our kids programming tells stories and crafts characters through the positive representation of visible minorities without relying on stereotypes
Who We Support
We continue to partner with organizations that support and celebrate the Canadian screen-based media industry through diversity programs and focused mentorship opportunities.
Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television
Corus lends support to Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television in the form of sponsorship for the Canadian Screen Awards and Family Fan Day, which celebrate and recognize excellence in Canadian film, television and digital media.
BANFF World Media Festival
Corus is proud to support programs leading up to and during the Banff World Media Festival, one of which is:
- The Corus Writer’s Apprentice Program offers five emerging and diverse Canadian writers the opportunity to attend the festival, network with producers and industry stakeholders and complete a two-week internship in the story department of a prime time series.
Canadian Film Centre
Corus continues a creative partnership with the Canadian Film Centre (CFC) to invest in bringing Canadian stories to the big screen. The CFC features programs for professionals in the Canadian film, television and digital media industries, including directors, producers, screenwriters, actors and musicians.
Canadian Media Producers Association
Corus is a proud supporter of the Canadian Media Producers Association, Canada’s trade association for independent producers, and its annual three-day national conference, Prime Time in Ottawa.
Corus is a founding partner of the Content Canada conference, an event dedicated to defining and delivering next generation content to screens across all platforms and territories through insightful panel discussions, exclusive screenings and networking.
Corus continues to support Indspire through bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students across Canada pursuing education in fields related to broadcasting, journalism and media.
Women in Communications and Technology
Corus supports Women in Communications and Technology through sponsorship support of programs focused on mentorship and professional development for women such as:
- Corus Mentorship Program - a program designed to help women advance to senior roles within the communications industry.
- Protégé Project - a mentorship program that partners up-and-coming women with C-level sponsors to network and develop professional skills to help them advance into executive positions.
Women in Film & Television – Toronto (WIFT-T)
Corus is an active member of WIFT-T as a sponsor of the Corus Media Management Accelerator Program, developed in conjunction with the Raymond C. Chang School of Business at Ryerson University, that provides business training for screen-based professionals and entrepreneurs with less than five years of management experience.
Youth Media Alliance
Corus supports The Youth Media Alliance, an organization that works to improve the quality of screen-based media content for Canadian children and teens