Join the YMA - Become a member

By becoming a member of YMA, you are first and foremost showing your support for our objectives. You will also enjoy many services and benefits, such as special rates to enter your programming in the race to win an Award of Excellence; discounts on our workshops and conferences; access to a network of contacts in the industry; and voting rights at the annual general meeting.


  • Be part of a community of professionals
  • Access to working on advisory committes of the YMA
  • Receive the YMA eNewsletter and communications - latest news in the industry
  • Support the YMA in any lobby or representation initiatives
  • Income tax receipt for the total amount of any additional contribution
  • Voting rights at the annual general meeting
  • Special rates to enter the Awards of Excellence and to purchase gala tickets
  • Discounts on our workshops and conferences for all employees
  • Access, at a special rate, to partner activities such as Kidscreen Summit, Ottawa International Animation Festival & TAC, Banff World Media Festival


  • Broadcaster ($3,000.00 a year)
  • Company ($600.00 a year)
  • Individual ($100.00 a year)
  • Student ($35.00 a year)
  • Delegate (free with company or distributor membership)


Your annual membership follows one of two periods:

  • January to December, or
  • July to June.

A person may become a member of a given period one month before the expiry date, e.g. December 1st for the January-December period, or June 1st for the July-June period.

If a person joins at any time during a given period, the expiry date will be the expiry date of the period, not the anniversary date of joining. For example, if you register in March, the period will run from January to December and the expiry date will be December 31; if you register in September, the expiry date will be June 30.


Your membership contributes to the YMA's following activities in advocating and promoting excellence in children & youth media productions. Here is an overview of YMA’s activities:

  • CRTC representations 
  • Awards of Excellence call for entries (discounted rate for members)
  • Master Class with Women in Animation Vancouver, an intensive workshop for women with a background in animation who wish to explore the field and gain a better understanding of what it takes to build a career as an animation art director
  • Awards of Excellence Virtual Gala was streamed live from Toronto.
  • Scholarships awarded for a total of approximately $30,000 to emerging talents from various communities, e.g. aboriginal, LGBTQ2+: Andra Sheffer, John Rooney, Steven DeNure and Thérèse Pinho.
  • 4-part webinar series for students .
  • YMA Supperclub, an online, members-only social event featuring the YMA Board of directors.
  • Kidscreen Summit: the YMA will be responsible for the Canadian space at the summit. (Discounted rate for members)
  • The annual conference, a presentation of industry news by guest speakers.
    Prix Jeunesse: viewing of youth prizes won at the Prix Jeunesse in Munich.
  • The dodgeball tournament: a networking and team-building activity open to members.

We thank you for supporting the Canadian youth screen-based media industry. We will put your contribution toward continuing to enrich the lives of children and teens by increasing the quality and quantity of Canadian content created for them on all screen-based media, in cooperation with youth production creators and craftspeople.

Thank you for your invaluable support


Note: To register as a delegate of a broadcaster or a company already a YMA member, choose "My organizaton is a member"

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