Inaugural Rocket Forum Schedule Announced

Content Canada and Shaw Rocket Fund announced today the schedule for the inaugural Rocket Forum, launching virtually at this year’s Content Canada Digital Summit, from September 21 – 23, 2021.

The curated program, which is being offered free of charge for attendees, will present a dynamic combination of pre-recorded and live sessions, buyers’ briefings, roundtables and professional development workshops to examine the state of the children’s media sector in Canada.

Session topics will include:
Kids Content Platforms; Discoverability; Social Issues Impacting Kids Content; Gamifying Linear Content; New Technology; and the exclusive presentation of Dubit’s Rocket Fund research on Canadian Kids’ Media Habits. The audience will also be able to watch a number of live briefings, including:, Wildbrain, Kidoodle.TV, TVO and eOne Kids; and engage in interactive live roundtables on topics such as: Funding Kids Content, the Rocket Report, and Kids Content for Underrepresented Audiences.

Featured speakers will include:
Rick Clodfelter, Disney Branded Television; Adina Pitt, WarnerMedia Kids & Family, Olivier Dumont, eOne Kids; Anne Loi, WildBrain, David Kleeman, Dubit; Adam Woodgate, Dubit; Marie McCann, CBC Kids; Joan Jenkinson, Black Screen Office; Natalie Osborne, 9 Story Media Group; Joan Lambur, Lambur Productions; Shabnam Rezaei, Big Bad Boo Studios; Steve Couture, Epic Storyworlds; J.J. Johnson, Sinking Ship Entertainment; Raja Khanna, Dark Slope; Marney Malabar, TVO.

To see the full schedule and many more exciting speakers, click here.

“The inaugural Rocket Forum will feature many topics that are important to those interested and working in the children’s media industry,” said Agnes Augustin, Shaw Rocket Fund President & CEO. “We are thrilled about the Forum’s knowledgeable and experienced speakers who will share their views on where Canada fits on the world stage today and its importance to the future of children’s content.”

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About Shaw Rocket Fund
The Shaw Rocket Fund is a vital partner of the Canadian children’s media sector in offering children robust world-leading content on all platforms. The Rocket Fund proudly invests in and supports Canadian-made media that respects and speaks to children, reflects Canadian values and showcases diversity and inclusion while celebrating Canadian leadership on the world stage. By working with producers, regulators, and government, the Shaw Rocket Fund aims to make quality content for kids a global priority. Since its inception, the Shaw Rocket Fund has invested $259 million to support the production of Canadian media content for children, family, and youth audiences worldwide. The Shaw Rocket Fund is supported by Shaw Communications Inc. For more information, visit

About Content Canada
Content Canada, a division of C21 Media Ltd., is an annual event focused on promoting, celebrating and showcasing Canada’s role in the global content market. As the only Canadian platform of its kind, Content Canada offers its partners the unique opportunity to promote their messages locally, and have them amplified globally through C21. Content Canada’s flagship event is being conducted virtually in 2021, from September 21 – October 1. For more information, visit
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