7 March 2018

On 6 March 2018, the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) named 2011 Foundation mentor Rita Deverell the 2018 ACTRA National Woman of the Year. Just two days ahead of International Women’s Day, this nomination rewards Deverell’s numerous artistic and advocacy achievements as well as her decades-long passion for supporting women and the under-represented in the Canadian audiovisual industry. “In addition to being a gifted artist, Rita is a trailblazer and role model who continues to inspire,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. Congratulations, Rita!

Rita Deverell is a 2011 Foundation mentor, a theatre artist, and an independent television producer/director. Read ACTRA’s press release here.

Rita Deverell

Rita Deverell was the 12th holder of Nancy's Chair in Women's Studies at Mount Saint Vincent University. A theatre artist and an independent television producer/director, she is also a founder of Vision TV.

2011 Mentors