CMF welcomes Russell Grosse to our Board of Directors 

Toronto, October 27, 2023 – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) and our Board of Directors are happy to welcome Russell Grosse to our board.  

Appointed by the Government of Canada—through the Department of Canadian Heritage—and based in Halifax, NS, Russell Grosse is the Executive Director of the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia (BCCNS). He has been involved in the protection, preservation, and promotion of Nova Scotia’s Black culture and history for three decades. Grosse joined the BCCNS as a summer student in 1994, and then subsequently held various development and supervisory roles until being appointed executive director in 2012.  

Using the latest technologies, Russell Grosse has developed a virtual museum platform and hundreds of hours of multimedia content to help build awareness of Black history and cultural events. He has also produced several community-based cultural productions and artistic showcases and consulted on many groundbreaking media projects that elevated diverse cultures and stories. 

“The Directors and I are delighted to welcome Russell Grosse to the CMF Board,” says Alain Cousineau, Chairman of the Board, CMF. “Mr. Grosse’s track record is impressive. Under his tenure and thanks to his multimedia and administration experience, the Black Cultural Centre for Nova Scotia has seen tremendous success. He is an excellent addition to the CMF Board of Directors.” 

Read Russell Grosse’s full bio 

Russell Grosse joins Canadian Coalition for Cultural Expression (CCCE) appointees Barry Chapman, Alison Clayton, Alain Cousineau, Guy Fournier, Gary Pizante, and Sanae Takahashi, as well as Government of Canada appointees Chantale Coulombe and Michael Schmalz. 

Learn more about the CMF Board of Directors 

About the Canada Media Fund 
The Canada Media Fund (CMF) fosters, develops, finances, and promotes the production of Canadian content and applications for all audiovisual media platforms. The CMF guides Canadian content towards a competitive global environment by fostering industry innovation, rewarding success, enabling a diversity of voice, and promoting access to content through public and private sector partnerships. The CMF receives financial contributions from the Government of Canada and Canada’s cable, satellite, and IPTV distributors. Visit our website for more information

Media contact 

Maxime Ruel 
Senior Manager, Communications 
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