iDREAM

About Us

Inclusivity Diversity Racial Equity Award in Media

About Us

iDREAM

About Us

Our
Mission

Our
Vision

Our Board
and Team

Our Mission

We exist to realize the tangible role media plays in fostering inclusion, by wielding our platforms of influence in equitable ways across Canadian media and business. As gatekeepers of actionable outcomes, our unique roles will unlock support for impact initiatives in art, entrepreneurship, film, music, and sport thereof from BIPOC and marginalized communities.

Our Vision

A future where all Canadians have access to, and benefit from a sustainable media and business ecosystem.

Media Award
iDream will organize a media campaign that delivers the reach and influence akin to that of a global brand to help our winners gain national acclaim.. The Media Award will range from $250K to a grand prize of $1MM in media value.
National Network

A national network of events and impact initiatives across all our categories of interest. A national effort providing opportunities for learning and advancement through media, culture and really good humans.

#EquityInRepresentation
Through its work, iDream will create the pathways whereby BIPOC Canadian professionals in our impact areas, can: grow, expand, thrive and flourish through exposure. Thus allowing them to bring their story, as well as their communities, with them into the national spotlight! #EquityInRepresentation

#EquityInRepresentation

Not just opening doors! Building new ones where they are needed most!

Our Board and Team

Working Board, Team, Council of Advisors

Jamie Thompson

Jamie Thompson

Chair, President & CEO

iDREAM roots start with its founding by Jamie Thompson, CEO of WPMC. Jamie started iDREAM to recognize, honour and give back to the Indigenous community which supported him 25 years ago in providing the seed to start his first company Adapt Media. Jamie wanted to make sure all diverse backgrounds which make up Canada were represented with what iDREAM has to offer, and that can be seen today.

Jamie Thompson

Samuel Banks

Vice Chair,

Board Secretary

For the last 11 years Sam Banks, has implemented strategies and management systems for the NBA’s ticket sales operations. 

Jamie Thompson

Alan Sifuentes

Treasurer

A senior director at Kinesso, Alan Sifuentes. brings years of experneicence in digital media, advertising and marketing.

Jamie Thompson

Shirley Muhato

Dir. Applications

Shirley Muhato brings years of experience in client management as well as human rights, and community engagement

Jamie Thompson

Carolin Taubensee

Dir. Communications

Carolin Taubensee is a valued critical thinker and senior executive in broadcast media. Carolin is committed to her journey as an Indigenous ally.

Jamie Thompson

Joanna Miles

Dir. Communications

Joanna Miles brings years of experince in distributing feature films at Entertainment One. She brings a dedication to Canadian media heritage to our table

Jamie Thompson

O’Neil McLean

co-Dir. Event Planning

O’Neil McLean is in the business of devloping organizations within Canadian media, or help business use events and media to grow.

Jamie Thompson

Eddy Bucardo

co-Dir. Event Planning

Eddy Bucardo. is the founder and head of programming at Unchained Athletics. Bringing an understanding of athletes from marginalized communities to our cause.

Jamie Thompson

Justin Senior

Advisor to the Board

Justin Senior… wears many hats: entrepreneur, co-founder, consultant executive, and training facilitator. His opinions in the realms of inclusive media are valued and adhered to.

Jamie Thompson

Jesse Ryan

co-Dir. Criteria &

Awards

Trinidadian-born saxophonist and composer Jesse Ryan has been praised as a fresh new voice, with a unique perspective on the music of today.

Jamie Thompson

Henry Boyd

Dir. Government

Relations

In his experience as a consultant; Henry Boyd, helps organizations position themselves within the public space for accelerated growth while securing public funding.

Jamie Thompson

Nicole Brown

Dir. Media Fundraising

President of the Dentsu-Aegis network; Nicole Brown, promotes the use of effocient advertising in response to challenges faced in the digital age.

Jamie Thompson

Jef Combdon

Dir. Indigenous

Relations

A Mi’kmaw (First Nation) marketing professional Jef Combdon connects brands with people, and guides his clients towards successful marketing outcomes.

Jamie Thompson

Dwayne Morgan

Dir. Community

Engagement &

Volunteers

Writer, speaker, performer, educator. and Event Producer Dwayne Morgan understands how to engage communities and bring everyone together through performance art.

Jamie Thompson

Norman Haughton

co-Dir. Judging

Leveraging his experience in providing in-flight media entertainment at Air Canada, Norman Haughton brings an understanding of how to engage audiences.