WIFT-AT Mentor Match

Supported by Telefilm Canada

2021 - 2022 Mentor Match Program


Thanks to the generous support of Telefilm Canada, WIFT-AT is very excited to bring the Mentor Match Program back for another year! Building on the successes of last year, changes have been made to further support the mentor/mentee relationships and the opportunities for networking among mentee participants. 


“This mentorship program has created a space to advocate and support women in pursuing and applying their skills, in an environment that enables them to reach their full potential” - Nicole Close; 2020 - 2021 Mentor


This year’s program will run from July 2021 - March 2022. The program will include four virtual mentor/mentee meetings, as well as virtual “Mentee Match Mixers” every 6-8 weeks - providing plenty of opportunities to mingle and network with fellow participants!


“I have experienced a lot of growth, thanks to this program. It really kick-started my vision in a more relevant way” - Kathryn Taylor Musseau; 2020 - 2021 Mentee


To be eligible for this program, you must be a WIFT-AT Member in good standing. The deadline for applications is May 24th, 2021 at 5:00 PM ADT, with matches announced at WIFT-AT’s Annual General Meeting in June 2021. 


To apply, please respond by email to alicia@wift-at.com with the subject line “WIFT-AT Mentor Match - Application” and submit the following in one PDF document:


  • Letter of Intent (500 words / 2 pages maximum)

  • What you want to gain from the program 

  • What area of focus are you looking for mentorship in

  • What specific skills are you looking to develop 

  • Your goals in the industry 

  • Any additional information you feel is relevant for consideration 

  • Short Biography (150 words maximum)

  • CV (2 pages maximum)


WIFT-AT encourages equity, diversity, and inclusion in all of our programming. Priority will be given to Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities and LGBTQ2S applicants. if you need any assistance with your application, please contact alicia@wift-at.com


Deadline for applications: May 24th, 2021 at 5:00 PM ADT.


"COVID has complicated our ability to easily meet in person but the outcome of this relationship has been more fruitful than we could have imagined.  I recommend my mentee be interviewed for a key position (production manager) on an episode of The Nature of Things that I am co-producing and directing - she was the successful candidate. I feel this is a real success story and proof of the power of mentoring the next generation of female film and TV workers." - Christine McLean; 2020 - 2021 Mentor