MAKERS Canada celebrates trailblazing Canadian women, providing a unique voice as the first female-focused platform of its kind in the country.
By highlighting Canadian women, MAKERS continues its global expansion which began with the launch of MAKERS China in April 2014 in partnership with Yang Lan, co-founder and chairperson of Sun Media Group, one of China's leading private media companies.
MAKERS Canada documents the stories of influential Canadian women including Arlene Dickinson, CEO Venture Communications, Entrepreneur; Yael Cohen Braun, Co-Founder, Fuck Cancer; Lalita Malhotra, Obstetrician, Health Advocate; Brenda Butterworth-Carr, Commanding Officer, Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Julie Payette, Astronaut, VP Canada Lands Company, COO Montreal Science Centre; Musician Sarah McLachlan; YouTube Sensation Lilly Singh; Lawyer and First Nations activist Roberta Jamieson, Actor, Entrepreneur, and Philanthropist Shay Mitchell, and more.
Shay Mitchell talks about her childhood in Toronto, her ambition to pursue acting, her first big break, and her humanitarian efforts to raise awareness about human sex trafficking.
Roberta L. Jamieson talks about her experience growing up a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River in Ontario; her becoming the first First Nations woman to receive a law degree; how she was the first woman to be elected Chief of her territory; and her current work as the President and CEO of Indspire.
Lilly Singh talks about growing up in Toronto, her struggle with depression, and how she discovered YouTube as a means for coping with her unhappiness.
Sarah McLachlan talks about her childhood, the launch of her music career, her personal struggles, and how she made rock and roll history.
Hayley Wickenheiser talks about her childhood in a small town in Saskatchewan, her journey to the Olympics, and how she became the first woman to play a position in a men's professional ice hockey league.
Brenda Butterworth-Carr talks about her family and career as she shares her path to becoming the first female Sergeant of Aboriginal Policing Services, and later, becoming the first aboriginal woman Chief Superintendent of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Learn more about Julie Payette and her role as an astronaut, vice president of Canada Lands Company, and the COO of Montreal Science Centre.
Yael Cohen Braun is a leader in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship, named one of the 100 most powerful women in Canada.
Arlene Dickinson on growing up in poverty, building a million-dollar company, and the power of perseverance.