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Commitment to Diversity

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) mission is “transforming the way people see the world through film." This statement is grounded in the geographical location of Toronto that consists of a population from around the world. TIFF seeks out programming that will allow our audiences to express themselves, their cultural perspectives, and their sense of being, through the shared experience of the moving image.

TIFF recognizes that diversity is an aspect of the artistic process and of positive social and cultural development.

TIFF is committed to treating all peoples with respect, dignity and fairness and will take steps to welcome individuals, organizations and communities of all backgrounds including: of any race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, ability, citizenship, creed, sex, sexuality, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, same sex partnership, age, marital status, family status, immigration status, receipt of public assistance, history of mental health issues, health status, political affiliation, learning difference, level of literacy, accent, first language, body type, physical appearance and abilities, stature or socio-economic status.

TIFF is not complacent about its progress to date, and recognizes that there is more work to be done to achieve diversity in all of its activities.