WIFT Canada Presents: A Conversation with Minister Guilbeault: Women & Screen Industries Before

Hosted by award-winning TV and Radio host, Sabine Daniel.

Date: Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Time: 2 p.m. ADT

Location: This is a zoom webinar. Register here to receive the zoom link and password.

Join WIFT Canada for a moderated discussion with the Heritage Minister, Steven Guildbeault regarding women and screen industries before and during COVID-19. The presentation will be followed by a moderated Q&A.

French translation and co-moderation by Brigitte Monneau, Executive Director, FCTMN - Femmes du cinéma, de la télévision et des médias numériques.

Moderator: Karen Bruce, Executive Director, Women in Film and Television Toronto

The event is organized by WIFT Canada, a coalition of the WIFT chapters in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, Alberta and Atlantic as well as Women in View.


The Honourable Steven Guilbeault

Minister of Canadian Heritage

The Honourable Steven Guilbeault was elected the Member of Parliament for Laurier—Sainte-Marie in 2019. Minister Guilbeault is a prominent advocate in the fight against the climate crisis, and has been leading the charge from Laurier—Sainte-Marie for years.

Minister Guilbeault’s commitment to environmental issues started at the age of five, when he climbed a tree to protect it from real estate developers who were about to cut down the woods behind his home in La Tuque. Twenty-five years later, he scaled the CN Tower in Toronto to call for Canada to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.

In 1993, Minister Guilbeault co-founded Équiterre, the largest environmental organization in Quebec, and served as its Senior Director from 2008 to 2018. He also worked as a Director and Campaign Manager for Greenpeace, and was a Strategic Advisor for more than 10 years at Cycle Capital Management, a Canadian fund dedicated to the development of clean technologies. Minister Guilbeault also worked for Deloitte & Touche as well as Copticom, a consulting firm specializing in the green and social economy, and transportation.

As an activist and strategic advisor for dozens of governments and businesses in Canada and abroad, Minister Guilbeault is a pragmatist who works to make a difference by building bridges and relationships. An avid cyclist and sportsman, he has been riding his bike 12 months a year for the last 30 years.

Sabine Daniel

Business Woman, Speaker and Award-winning TV and Radio Host

Born in Montréal to Haitian parents, Sabine Daniel made her career in communications and TV mostly in Ottawa.

On July 3, 2018, popular Franco-Ontarian TV host and producer Sabine Daniel was appointed Director of Programming and Acquisitions at CNV TV, the multicultural station officially launched in May. Before her appointment, Sabine hosted and produced a TV talk show aired on both TV Rogers and Bell Média. Prior to that, she had been a reporter, contributor and researcher for several broadcasters, including Radio-Canada, Bell Média, TV Rogers, Groupe Média TFO, Canal Vie, Unique FM and BET France, where she expanded on her TV experience.

She also worked for several years in public relations for the YMCA-YWCA in the nation’s capital, and for the cities of Gatineau and Ottawa. For the first time in the history of Quebec TV programming, a Francophone woman from a cultural community has been appointed to an executive position.

In her new role, Ms. Daniel will look after the acquisition and development of new program content for a broadcaster whose mission is to offer Quebecers quality programming that informs, entertains and inspires.

This fully bilingual award-winning TV and radio host is described by her peers as a strong and remarkable woman of influence. She has been recognized for those qualities through several awards, including the Nelson Mandela Legacy Award in 2016, Ontario’s Leading Women Building Communities Award, and the Fondation francoontarienne Saphir award for community engagement in 2017. She remains involved, providing her committed support to various projects and Francophone organizations in minority communities in Quebec and Ontario: Regroupement Affaires Femmes, Filleactive, Femmes entrepreneurs et professionnelles, Centre Espoir Sophie and Hôpital Montfort.

As Director of Programming and Acquisitions for CNV TV, Sabine is not only a model of success in media, but also in the Black community and the Francophone community across the nation! Sabine Daniel has carved herself a unique place as one of the rare new faces of philanthropy and diversity among French Canadian women in the media.

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