Professional Development & Learning Resources
The following table provides links to a wide selection of online professional development and special interest courses that are offered by a number of industry organizations and government agencies. This list will be updated on a regular basis. If you have additional training suggestions, please email locations@ontariocreates.ca

Courses that are marked with an (*) are paid courses

  Category  Organization  Topic
Live Streaming Aiken Heart Films Skillin' It Weekly chat on all things film on Facebook (Fridays 3:00pm)
Communities Create Initiative TIFF: Sensory Screenwriting (12:00pm)
GhostLight Culture in the Time of COVID-19: Margaret Atwood in Conversation w/ Adrienne Clarkson (May 8,8:00pm)
Filmmaking & Animation ACTRA Resources for Voice Performers, including webinars on creating a home studio and narrating audiobooks
ARRI Academy ARRI Academy - Masterclasses & Workshops for ARRI equipment (select classes free)
ARRI Lighting Academy Lighting Systems Control (Currently Free)
Artscape Daniels Launchpad Various live courses that are free with registration, topics include: 3D modeling with Fusion, Adobe XE vs Photoshop,
Avid Tutorials and training on various different software programs
Bad Dog Theatre Online Improv, Sketch Comedy & Writing Workshops
Black Magic Design Davinci Resolve Training
Brighman Designs tutorials on drafting software, Sketchup
Canadian Improv Games Training Videos for Improv Skills
CION Cultural Industries Ontario North Links to online training courses for film industry professionals
Communities Create Initiative Weekly Creativity Workshops
CreativeLive Various live courses related to photo/video/art/design
DGC Ontario Selection of online learning and development courses
DOC NYC New Strategies for Distribution in Response to COVID-19 Webinar
DOC NYC Film Promo & PR in Stay-At-Home Times Webinar
DOC NYC Cashflow for Filmmakers at Home Webinar
Entertainment Partners Movie Magic Scheduling - Complete Video Training
Entertainment Partners Legacy Movie Magic Budgeting - Complete Video Training
Entertainment Partners Online Training Videos
Film at Lincoln Centre Masterclass with female filmmakers
Future Learn Filmmaking
Future Learn Film Distribution
GhostLight Online Acting Masterclasses & Coaching
Hurlbut Academy Illumination Cinematography Workshop (Currently Free)
Hurlbut Academy Online Courses
Khan Academy Pixar In A Box - Pixar Animation Courses
LinkedIn Learning (fka Lynda.com) Filmmaking
LinkedIn Learning (fka Lynda.com) Animation
MasterClass Online Courses in Filmmaking, Acting, Writing
Max the Mutt Online Art & Animation Workshops
MZed Online Workshops & Courses (select classes free)
Ontario Tech U/OCADU Web art, video editing, storyboarding, design, digital photography online courses
Open University The Business of Film
Pandemic University Starting Your TV Pilot Webinar
Raindance Online Workshops & Courses
Raindance Raindance Live Filmmaker Talks on IG
RED Solitary Series Online Webinars
Save the Cat Online Webinars and Training for Screenwriting
SAW Video Online Workshops
Screendaily The Challenges and Opportunities for Film Festivals During Covid-19
ScreenSkills (only available in Europe) Online Workshops & Talks
Skillshare Film & Video
Skillshare Animation
Sundance Col//ab Online Master Classes (currently free)
Sundance Col//ab Webinars (currently free)
SyncOnSet Crew Tools 5.0 Webinars
SyncOnSet Webinars for Budgeting, Money Tracking, Crew Tools
The Playlist Roger Deakin’s Masterclass
The Second City Online Courses in Writing, Improv, Standup
TIFF TIFF- Talks
TIFF 2019 Industry Conference
Udemy Filmmaking
Udemy Location Sound Training 101
Udemy 3D & Animation
William F White Whites Toolbelt - Technical Equipment Information
Winston Baker The Economics of Media Entertainment During the Corona Virus and Beyond , Dealmaking and Production Delays, Navigating our Future Through History, Finance Re-defined, Getting Deals Done In Uncertain Time
Certifications Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety WHIMIS 2015
Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail SIMDUT 2015 (FRANÇAIS)
province de l’Ontario Sensibilisation des travailleurs à la santé et sécurité (FRANÇAIS)
province de l’Ontario Sensibilisation des superviseurs à la santé et sécurité (FRANÇAIS)
Province of Ontario Worker Health & Safety Awareness
Province of Ontario Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness
St John's Ambulance Worker Health & Safety Awareness
St John's Ambulance Supervisor Health & Safety Awareness
St John's Ambulance WHIMIS 2015 (GHS)
St John's Ambulance First Aid Awareness (Free until end of May)
Workers Health & Safety Centre GHS WHIMIS Training (Free until end of April)
Workers Health & Safety Centre Supervisor Health & Safety Training eClass
Mental Health CAMH Mental Health 101
Artscape Daniels Launchpad COVID-19 Financial Assistance Info Session, Navigating CERB and EI
Calltime: Mental Health Winning at Mental Health Learning Centre Module for Leaders
Calltime: Mental Health Winning at Mental Health Learning Centre Module for Individuals
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Mental Health Series
Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail Ensemble de cours en ligne sur la santé mentale (FRANÇAIS)
Conference Board of Canada COVID-19 Job Loss
Conference Board of Canada Fear and COVID-19
Conference Board of Canada Dealing with Isolation and COVID-19
Conference Board of Canada COVID-19 Self-compassion, Empathy, Love and Fun
Conference Board of Canada Mental Healthy and COVID-19
Conference Board of Canada Coping in the Age of Social Distancing
Distress Centres of Greater Toronto Mental Health Resources
Gerstein Crisis Centre Mental Health Resources
Good2talk Mental Health Resources
La Cité Comment gérer notre stress et accompagner nos enfants dans cette période de pandémie? (FRANÇAIS)
Mental Health Commission of Canada Stress, the Brain and Mental Health Hygiene
Morneau Shepell, Life Works Health and Wellness webinars
The Working Mind Self-care & Resilience Guide
University of Guelph 8 Domains of Well-Being
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Workplace Mental Health Awareness
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Workplace Mental Health Awareness *
Pandemic Preparedness Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Pandemic Awareness
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Pandemic Planning
Centre canadien d'hygiène et de sécurité au travail La planification en prévision d'une pandémie (FRANÇAIS)
Centre for Disease Control and Prevention Cleaning and Disinfection for Community Facilities
Open Sesame online courses on pandemic preparedness, working remotely and health and wellness
Workers Health & Safety Centre COVID-19 Webinars
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers & Employees (ENGLISH)
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Coronavirus Preparedness for Employers & Employees (FRANÇAIS)
General Resources Actors Fund Canada (AFC) Resources and Information for the Canadian Entertainment Industry
ACTRA How to produce content with union performers – the ACTRA Advantage
Association of Film Commissioners International AFCI University - Industry resources and training
Canadian Centre for Occupational Health & Safety Health & safety courses & certifications
Directors Guild of Canada Fiscal Wellness Virtual Townhall
eCampusOntario Online university & college courses
Emploi Ontario Emploi Ontario peut vous aider à obtenir une formation, à développer des compétences ou à trouver un emploi. Emploi Ontario aide également les employeurs à former leur personnel et à trouver les talents dont ils ont besoin.
Employment Ontario Various programs and grants related to training and capacity building including: Ontario Labour Market Partnership Program, Skills Advance Ontario, Canada Ontario Job Grant, Second Career and Apprenticeship programs
Hamilton Public Library Online resources
La Cité Webinaires gratuits portant sur les affaires, la santé et la famille (FRANÇAIS)
Mississauga Public Library Online resources
My Money Coach Tools for Financial Planning
OntarioLearn Online college courses from Ontario colleges
Ottawa Public Library Online resources
Pandemic University Online courses for writers
St John's Ambulance Health & safety courses & certifications
Toronto Public Library Online resources
Workplace Safety & Prevention Services Health & safety courses & certifications