DOC Ontario

DOC (formerly known as The Canadian Independent Film & Video Caucus), began as a Toronto-based advocacy group in 1983, establishing DOC Ontario as the first chapter of the now national organization. As a result, Ontario-based filmmakers led DOC’s early advocacy work, such as the successful lobbying efforts that led to the creation of Telefilm Canada’s documentary broadcast envelope, a landmark decision that helped to develop Canada’s strong independent production industry. Today, DOC Ontario has about 380 members including many international award-winning documentary filmmakers. With a shift away from advocacy work (leaving that to the National office), DOC Ontario is now solely focused on offering professional development programs to all experience levels of the non-fiction community.