Establishing an evidence base for changing systems and creating useful tools
The BSO Research & Action Centre is your go-to resource for addressing equity and combating anti-Black racism in Canada’s screen industries. We provide practical tools based on solid research to help you make meaningful changes that suit your specific needs.
If you’re looking to dive into our research, you’ll be glad to know it’s all accessible online. Anyone interested can download the reports at no cost and get a comprehensive look at the findings.
Our fee-for-service offerings provide interactive, hands on, opportunities to turn this research into action.
Whether you’re just starting to focus on equity, looking to maintain your progress, or tackling a specific challenge in your organization, BSO has the resources and expertise to assist you.
The BSO has produced ground-breaking research projects designed to accelerate system change towards equity, inclusion, and authentic content creation across Canada’s screen industries.
These presentations are ideal for participants who are unfamiliar with BSO’s research. They provide a solid grounding on the screen industries’ relationship to Black and other underrepresented communities within and outside the sector. If you are already familiar with BSO’s research projects, see our Tier 2 offerings in the Connect the Research to Your Context section.
Online and in-person training are offered to participants who are familiar with BSO’s research and want to do a deeper dive into how those findings affect their organization’s work and how their organization can shift to improve the status quo. Organizations looking to further accelerate their anti-Black racism and equity work will also want to see our Tier 3 offerings in the Execute Actionable Plans section.
These programs and initiatives support individuals and organizations to take tangible action on equity and anti-Black racism to accelerate change. Build your proficiency in addressing equity gaps, get support to address specific concerns, and co-create plans of action that will help reshape the Canadian screen industry landscape. Here are some examples of programs and initiatives currently being offered:
We know every organization is unique. Do you have a specific challenge that needs a customized solution? The Research and Action Centre provides workshops that can be tailored to meet your team’s specific objectives.
Anti-Black Racism Training for Mentors and Leaders
Community Engagement Plans for Producers
We offer valuable support for producers to design community engagement plans that demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the issues of authentic representation, storytelling and how communities can be impacted by the creative choices of the production team.
This is for Black professionals who are looking to climb the career ladder and employers who want to engage and support Black talent to succeed. The program includes employer training on how to be more inclusive and anti-racist, and supports you to be an effective partner in developing Black talent.