March 21, 2017, 8:15 - 9:30 AM

Tuesday, March 21st, 8:15am – 9:30am

Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar, 4124 Main St, Vancouver, BC

No pre-registration is necessary. Free for WIFTV members, $10.00 for non-members. Everyone is welcome!

 Coffee and breakfast items available for purchase.

Host: Deb Sears

Guest speaker: Natasha Tony

Natasha Tony works in Vancouver BC as an Assistant Steward for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 891.  IATSE 891 represents workers in the motion picture industry; Natasha specializes in conflict resolution and labour relations.

Building on the skills she has learned studying mediation, negotiation and coaching at the Justice Institute of British Columbia, Natasha has developed and presented workshops and master classes for the BC Federation of Labour, Canadian Labour Congress, BC Government and Employees Union, BC Teachers’ Federation, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, United Food and Commercial Workers, Women in Film & TV – Halifax, Directors Guild, various IATSE locals and Summer Institute for Union Women (SIUW).

Some of Natasha’s foundation workshops are; Building Inclusive Organizations, Facilitating Conversations on Equity & Inclusion, Anti-oppression Training for Facilitators, Conflict Management for Film & Stage Workers, Shop Steward Training and Anti-Discrimination, Bullying & Harassment in the Workplace.

In addition to designing and facilitating workshops Natasha also enjoys guest speaking in Canada and the US on activism, equity and inclusion. A committee member on the BC Federation of Labour’s, Women’s Rights and Human Rights committees she is also the Chair of IATSE Local 891’s Women’s Committee.


Talk shop over coffee with WIFTV members and friends at the Grind & Gallery Coffee Bar. 


For professional producers, directors, screenwriters, actors and everyone who wants to know more about the industry, Networking Breakfasts are often a great way to meet a variety of different people in the film and television community in Vancouver. It is also a wonderful opportunity to generate some buzz around your work as you will have a chance to introduce yourself and your upcoming projects.

Networking Breakfasts are held on the third Tuesday of each month.