To bolster the creation of Canadian comedy intellectual property (IP) for presentation and distribution in Canada and the global digital media market.
- To sustain an economic and development infrastructure that fosters employment, investment, and production opportunities in the creation of Canadian comedy IP, including produced media and live performance.
- To stimulate content creation and promote the professional activities of individual or groups of comedians, (writers and performers), and introduce new models of collaboration with industry stakeholders in the private and public sectors.
- To implement funding programs that increase the creative output, profitability and competitiveness of Canadian comedy industry stakeholders, improving their financial sustainability and growth on the global export market.
- To keep Canadian comedy industry talent living and working in Canada, and increase their opportunities to maintain all rights and interests (including copyright) in the IP they create.
Board of Directors
The Board will have the authority to implement and establish the vision of the organization. This includes, but is not limited to, responsibility for its decisions related to CANCOM’s operating budget and its funding decisions relevant to the allocation of any revenues received, which will be managed by its Executive Director and their Leadership Team personnel.
The Board will also approve and supervise the implementation of an effective application and objective appraisal process for CANCOM’s funding decisions, as per the foundation’s Proposal Guidelines.
The Board of Directors is elected by CANCOM Members and Member organizations.
There are up to fifteen (15) positions on the Board, with inaugural directors including:
A Board of Directors made up of individuals with interests in the Canadian comedy industry will govern CANCOM.
CANCOM Members may be organizations or individuals representing organizations from, or supporting, industries associated with comedy, including digital media, film, television, publishing, broadcasting, and live presentation. The members constitute CANCOM’s trade organization initiatives to promote and develop opportunities to advance their common interests, and the interests of Canadian comedy IP from independent Canadian comedy artists.