Regular members

Access Copyright

For almost 30 years, Access Copyright has facilitated content use for educational and professional purposes. We have helped people make customized use of published materials combined with an assurance that the original creators and publishers also benefit, so that they can continue creating new and...

Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC)

The Alliance des producteurs francophones du Canada (APFC) is dedicated to the development of the French-language television, film and digital media industry across Canada. The APFC is the spokesperson for the audiovisual and production sector in the French-speaking world in Canada.

Alliance nationale de l'industrie musicale (ANIM)

Through its members, ANIM represents and works with all the artists, artisans and professionals working in music sector of Francophone and Acadian communities.

Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA)

ACTRA (Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists) is a national organization of more than 21,000 professional performers working in Canada's English-language media industry including television, film, radio and digital media.

Association des distributeurs exclusifs de livres en langue française (ADELF)

ADELF (Association of French-language book distributors) supports the development of the distribution sector of French-language books in Canada by implementing initiatives and collective projects.

Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL)

The Association nationale des éditeurs de livres represents the majority of French language fiction, non-fiction and educational publishers in Quebec and French Canada. The objectives of the organization are: To defend freedom of speech and copyright; To promote reading; To promote books as an essential...

Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP)

The Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) represents approximately 115 Canadian-owned and controlled book publishers from across the country. Over 80% of Canadian-authored titles are published by the Canadian-owned sector. This means a strong Canadian-owned sector is vital to the development of new Canadian authors and...

Association québécoise de l’industrie du disque, du spectacle et de la vidéo (ADISQ)

Created in 1978 to defend the interests of its members and to promote the development of the music industry in Quebec, the Quebec Association of the record, entertainment and video Industry (ADISQ) is a professional non-profit organization.


Grounded in a commitment to social justice, decolonization and reconciliation, BIPOC TV & FILM is a community-centric non-profit organization advocating for racial equity and decent work practices in Canada’s screen media industry.

Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (CAEA)

Canadian Actors’ Equity Association (Equity) is the voice of professional artists working in live performance in English Canada. We are a national artists’ association representing more than 5,500 artists working in theatre, opera and dance from coast to coast. Our membership includes performers, directors, choreographers,...

Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA)

Formed in 2002, the Canadian Council of Music Industry Associations (CCMIA) is a national council representing the provincial and territorial music industry associations (MIAs) in Canada. Together, the CCMIA’s member MIAs work with more than 10,000 artists, managers, publicists, distributors, record labels, studios, photographers, producers,...

Canadian Federation of musicians

The Canadian Federation of Musicians (CFM) is a complementary and independent Canadian division of the American Federation of Musicians (AFM). The CMF works to protect ownership of recorded music, secure benefits for our membership and actively lobby legislators on Copyright reform and other matters of...

Canadian Independent Music Association (CIMA)

CIMA (formerly CIRPA) is the trade organization representing the independent sector of the Canadian music and sound recording industry and the collective voice of independent music in English-speaking Canada.

Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA)

The Canadian Media Producers Association (formerly Canadian Film and Television Production Association), represents the interests of screen-based media companies engaged in the production and distribution of English-language television programs, feature films, and new media content in all regions of Canada.


Canadian Artists’ Representation (CARFAC) is incorporated federally as a non-profit corporation that is the national voice of Canada’s professional visual artists.

Civil Society of Multimedia Authors (SCAM)

The Société civile des auteurs multimédia (Civil Society of Multimedia Authors) is a copyright collection society in the audiovisual sectors. Its members have entrusted it with negotiating the conditions of the exploitation of its catalogue composed of documentary type works, to collect and redistribute the...


Copibec is a non-profit social enterprise (sometimes referred to as a social economy enterprise or business) that belongs to the author and publisher community. We offer convenient, customized solutions that meet the needs of users of copyright-protected content, giving them access to a repertoire (catalogue)...

Directors Guild of Canada

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a national labour organization that represents over 5,500 key creative and logistical personnel in the screen-based industry covering all areas of direction, design, production and editing. The DGC negotiates and administers collective agreements and lobbies extensively on issues...

Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC)

The Documentary Organization of Canada (DOC) is the collective voice of Canada’s independent documentary creators. DOC began in 1983 as the Canadian Independent Film Caucus (CIFC) to represent the interests of Canada’s growing community of indi doc filmmakers. Today DOC has over 1000 members across...

ELAN (English-Language Arts Network)

The English-Language Arts Network (ELAN) is a not-for-profit organization that connects, supports, and creates opportunities for Quebec’s English-speaking artists and arts communities. ELAN members are individuals and organizations from a wide array of artistic disciplines, cultural and geographic backgrounds, and linguistic and cultural communities. Together...

Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF)

The French-Canadian Cultural Federation (FCCF) is a national non-for-profit organization based in Ottawa whose mission is to promote artistic and cultural expression of francophone and Acadian communities and to act as a spokesperson for the arts and culture of the Canadian francophonie.

League of Canadian Poets

The League of Canadian Poets, a non-profit arts service organization, is the national association of professional publishing and spoken word poets in Canada.


Les Scènes de Musique Alternatives du Québec (SMAQ) is an association of independent music venues in Quebec that have come together with the goal of complementarity, cooperation and sharing.

Music Managers Forum Canada

Music Managers Forum Canada (MMF Canada) is a non-profit trade association serving over 150 members who represent more than 300 Canadian and International artists. As the management sector’s voice in the industry, MMF Canada’s objectives are to work collaboratively with the larger music community to...

Music Publishers Canada

Music Publishers Canada is a membership-based organization, founded in 1949, that ensures the views of music publishers working in Canada are heard. It is our mission to create business opportunities for our members and to promote their interests and those of their song writing partners...

Professional Music Publishers’ Association (PMPA)

The Professional Music Publishers Association (PMPA) brings together music publishing professionals in order to represent and defend their interests, to promote the profession and provide services responding to their needs.

Quebec English-language Production Council (QEPC)

Quebec English-language Production Council (QEPC) represents the English-language audiovisual production industry in Quebec, the official language minority. Our goal is to increase the amount of original English-language Canadian content produced in Quebec.

Quebec Media Production Association (AQPM)

The Association québécoise de la production médiatique (Quebec media production association) represents most of Quebec’s independent film and television production companies. The association will engage with governments and other industry associations and encourages close cooperation between all stakeholders.

Quebec’s association of directors (ARRQ)

L’Association des réalisateurs et réalisatrices du Québec (Quebec’s association of directors) is a professional association recognized by the Quebec Status of the Artist Act (S-32.1) with a membership of 700 freelance directors working primarily in French in cinema, television and the Internet. The ARRQ actively...

Regroupement des artistes en arts visuels du Québec (RAAV)

The RAAV is the representative association of visual artists in Quebec. With more than 1500 members, its primary mission is to work towards improving the living conditions and professional practice of artists working in the visual arts in Quebec.

Screen Composers Guild of Canada

The Screen Composers Guild of Canada is a national association of professional music composers and producers for film, television and new media.

Société des auteurs de radio, télévision et cinéma (SARTEC)

Created in 1949 by writers for radio, SARTEC rapidly became the professional association of audiovisual authors. Recognized as the association that represents French-language authors of film by the Commission de reconnaissance des associations d’artistes et des associations de producteurs since 1989, SARTEC was also accredited...

Société des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD)

While it is neither a union, nor a business, nor a state-subsidized organization, the SACD is a French-language based, international corporation charged by its members with the negotiation, collection and distribution of their royalties. Apart from being a copyright collection society, the SACD pursues a...

Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec (SPACQ)

SPACQ, the Société professionnelle des auteurs et des compositeurs du Québec, is a long-established association fostering the moral, economic and professional interests of Francophone songwriters across Canada and representing all music composers in Quebec.

Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)

SOCAN (The Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada) is the Canadian copyright collective that administers the performing rights of more than 100,000 composer, author and music publisher members by licensing the use of their music in Canada. We collect licence fees on...

Songwriters Association of Canada (SAC)

An association led by active professional and amateur songwriters, the S.A.C. is committed to the development and recognition of Canadian composers, lyricists and songwriters by pursuing: - their right to benefit from and receive fair compensation for the use of their work; - the advancement...


Soproq is a collective management society for the rights of producers of sound recordings and music videos. It collects and distributes royalties from public performance rights, reproduction rights and private copying rights for the sound recordings and music videos in its repertoire.

Union des artistes (UDA)

The Union of Artists (UDA) is a professional union representing artists working in the French language in Quebec and Canada. The UDA also represents all artists working in any other language than French, apart from English. The UDA represents approximately 11,000 artist-members of whom roughly...

Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ)

UNEQ represents close to 1 400 writers: poets, novelists, dramatic authors, essayists, authors for a younger public as well as authors of scientific and how-to literature. UNEQ endeavors to promote and propagate the Quebecois literature in Quebec, Canada and abroad as well as defend writers’...

Writers Guild of Canada (WGC)

The Writers Guild of Canada (WGC) represents more than 2,200 professional English-language screenwriters in Canada. These are the creators who write the distinctly Canadian entertainment we enjoy on our televisions, movie screens, radios and digital platforms.

XN Québec

Xn Québec est une association de plus de 120 entreprises spécialisées en production de contenus, pour différentes plateformes numériques. L’Association des producteurs d’expériences numériques Xn Québec regroupe les principaux acteurs de l’industrie de la créativité numérique du Québec en réunissant des producteurs de contenu, original...


Associate members

Culture Montréal

Founded in 2002, Culture Montréal is an independent and non-partisan group that brings together all citizens who recognize the fundamental role of culture in the development of the metropolis.

Fédération nationale des communications et de la culture (FNCC)

The mission of the FNCC (National Federation of Communications and Culture) – a labor organization affiliated to the Confédération des syndicats nationaux (CSN) – is to defend the economic, social, political and political interests of its members in the communications and cultural sectors.


FRIENDS is a people-powered movement that stands up for Canadian voices, in public broadcasting, news media and culture. A strong CBC, fearless journalism, and our shared story make us who we are. But if our stories disappear, so do we.


MetaMusic is an independent non-profit organization founded in July 2020 by ADISQ, APEM, ARTISTI, CQM, GMMQ, SOCAN, SOPROQ, SPACQ and UDA, whose mandate is to bring together key players in the music sector in terms of metadata in order to reflect and act to provide...