• Dean's Advisory Committee

  • Christa Dickenson

  • CPAC President and CEO

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A tri-sector leader with three decades of experience spanning broadcast television, new, technology, telecommunications, interactive digital media, and film financing, Christa’s formative years were spent at CTV News, CPAC and Rogers.

Named as CEO to three organizations in succession over the past decade, she has led successful organizational transformations. The first was at the helm of provincial digital media trade association Interactive Ontario, followed by her appointment to modernize the federal crown agency Telefilm Canada. Today Christa is leading the not-for-profit broadcaster CPAC through a time of Broadcast landscape reform.

Reputed for an unparalleled talent for change management and motivating stakeholders, she mentors young executives, sharing with them her broad business acumen, board governance and government relations skills, along with her brand and advocacy expertise.

Christa is a highly effective advocate and bilingual spokesperson for the screen-based industries. She is the former Chair of the Board of Directors of CIAIC (The Canadian Interactive Alliance Interactive Canadienne), and Board member of the National Film Board of Canada. Currently, Christa sits on the Board of Livres Canada Books.

Christa Dickenson was awarded in 2022 the Special Jury Award of Distinction by WIFT—Women in Film and Television. In 2021 she was recognized as “The 20 Most Powerful Women in Global Entertainment” by The Hollywood Reporter, having propelled Telefilm Canada, a 50-year-old Crown corporation, into an era of modernization, while acknowledging and breaking down barriers to access.


Dean's Advisory Committee

People of AMPD

Shayna Haddon

Trina McQueen

Mia Nielsen

Jolene Cuyler

Carolyn Loucks

Weyni Mengesha

Vanessa Wang

Beth Janson

Liz Ogbu

Mariel Marshall

Lisa Jackson

Williams Ray

Dickenson Christa

Renu Mehta

Claire Hopkinson