The Canadian Picture Pioneers (CPP) has been helping movie theatre exhibitor and distributor employees across Canada for 80 years.  The current COVID-19 health crisis has resulted in the closing of theatres and industry offices.  In response, the CPP has developed a new one-time assistance program to help.

This new special assistance program is for currently laid-off employees from Canadian exhibition or distribution companies.

To read the full details on the new assistance program and how to apply, “Click Here”

Depuis 80 ans, les Canadian Picture Pioneers (CPP) aident les employés des exploitants de salles de cinéma et des distributeurs à travers le Canada.  La crise sanitaire actuelle de COVID-19 a entraîné la fermeture de salles de cinéma et de bureaux de l'industrie.  En réponse à cette situation, le CPP a mis au point un nouveau programme d'aide ponctuelle.

Ce nouveau programme d'aide spéciale s'adresse aux employés actuellement licenciés dans notre industrie canadienne d’exploitants et compagnies de distribution.

Pour lire tous les détails de ce nouveau programme d'aide et savoir comment en faire la demande, "Cliquez ici".

To help us with a special fund to support laid-off theatre employees, please use the Donate button on this page.

The Canadian Picture Pioneers is a unique charitable organization that is dedicated to the support and well-being of members of the motion picture industry. The CPP has been providing financial assistance and educational support to its members since being founded in Canada in 1940. The CPP Trust Fund and Student Assistance Awards program are entirely funded through the generosity of its members and partners.


• To provide assistance to eligible applicants who are in financial distress and have a clear need

• To cultivate the next generation of pioneers for the Canadian motion picture industry

• To build and foster relationships and a sense of community for those involved with the Canadian motion picture industry

• To develop relationships between the public and those engaged in the motion picture industry 

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