Canadian Film Centre

First Feminist Business Accelerator for Digital Media Enterprises

The Fifth Wave Initiative is a suite of programs and services designed to accelerate and sustain the growth of women/womxn-owned enterprises in southern Ontario’s digital media sector. Our programming brings radically inclusive feminist business practices to the forefront of Canada’s digital media ecosystem through a combination of bespoke bootcamps, mentorship, industry networking events, and transformative scale-up opportunities for women-owned/led small and medium-sized companies.

“We’re transforming the accelerator model by weaving feminist ideals of equity and fairness with traditional business practices in digital media. We tailor growth and success to the needs of women/womxn entrepreneurs.”

Nataly De Monte, Managing Director
CFC Fifth Wave Initiative