Deborah Bernstein

Past President

Deborah has spent most of her career in the film and television industry. Many of those years were spent in senior positions at the CBC’s English Television Network.

In her last position as the Executive Director of Arts and Entertainment Programming, she oversaw the development, production and financing of drama, comedy, arts, variety, children’s and youth programming. After that, Deborah taught for many years at Ryerson University and Humber College.

In addition to her role as President of The AFC, Deborah is a member of the Advisory Committee for the Ted Rogers Hot Docs Cinema, Co-chair of the Seniors Advisory Panel for the Centre for Brain Health and Innovation (CABHI), and a workshop facilitator for VSA. Deborah holds a Doctorate of Education from O.I.S.E. at the University of Toronto.