Madeline Ziniak

Chair, Canadian Ethnic Media Association

Madeline Ziniak has been involved in ethnic media for over 30 years and is the current chair of the Canadian Ethnic Media Association (CEMA). Ziniak has received the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, the Queen Elizabeth II Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals, as well as numerous community, government, and industry related honours. In addition, she is the current chair of Ontario's Canadian Broadcast Standards Council and former vice-chair of Women in Film and Television - Toronto (WIFT-T); a member-based organization of women and men working in screen-based media that supports the development and advancement of women in the industry. Ziniak is a founding member of the Strategic Alliance of Broadcasters for Aboriginal Reflection (SABAR), co-chair of the International Press Freedom Awards (Canadian Journalists for Free Expression) and board member of the Canadian Journalism Foundation. She is the former co‑chair of the Task Force For Cultural Diversity on Television and chair of the Jury of the Awards of Excellence, Canadian Race Relations Foundation.