Directors Guild of Canada

The Directors Guild of Canada (DGC) is a Canadian labour union representing more than 4,800 professionals from 48 different occupations in the Canadian film and television industry. Founded in 1962, the DGC represents directors, editors, assistant directors, location managers, production assistants and others.

Directors Guild of Canada
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AffiliationCanadian Labour Congress
Key peopleWarren P. Sonoda (President)

The "DGC" has district councils in the following provinces; British Columbia, Alberta, Sakatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec and the Atlantic. However, in Quebec certain positions are represented by other unions such as IATSE 514 and the Quebec union "AQTIS". Each district council has written its own specific Standard Agreement to represent its members.[1][2]

The National Office for the Directors Guild of Canada is located on Peter Street, Toronto, Ontario.


The Directors Guild of Canada hosts an annual awards ceremony recognizing achievement in directing, production design, picture and sound editing for the following categories as well as others[3]


  1. ^ "AQTIS: The Association". 2019. Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  2. ^ "IATSE 514's Mission Statement". Retrieved 2019-06-06.
  3. ^ David, Greg (2017-06-26). "2017 Directors Guild of Canada awards nominees announced". Tv,eh?. Retrieved 2019-06-06.

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