Professional Development Program in Television (PDPT)
After operating for five (5) years, almost $600,000 has been granted to the Professional Development Program in Television - Grants for Under-Represented Groups in the Toronto area, known as the “PDPT”. In June 2010, the Quebecor Fund paid its final contributions. The program supported the professional development of Aboriginals or visible minorities in all aspects of the industry, including independent production, postproduction, in-house production, television journalism, on-screen performance, advertising, marketing, program sales and distribution, interactive digital media, electronic commerce, mobile technology and management. It was developed to train people for technical, executive and creative roles in the field of traditional television so they could attain executive positions in the industry.