It’s how we act.
It’s how we act.
CineCares is how we support, promote, and engage local communities.

It’s how we act that makes a difference: we offer education and training to engage, support and contribute to our communities. It’s how we build something beyond facilities, develop a stronger, more diverse workforce, broaden educational platforms, change the narrative behind the camera, and affect meaningful change to create a more vibrant industry.

Programs and Community Engagement
CineCares Workforce Training Program
Cinespace Studios launched the CineCares Workforce Training Program in Chicago in 2017 with NBCUniversal, Wolf Entertainment and IATSE Local 476, with trainee placements across the One Chicago franchise, which includes Universal Television-produced dramas Chicago Fire, Chicago Med and Chicago P.D.
Independent Film Alliance Chicago
Independent Film Alliance Chicago (IFA) is a non-profit serving filmmakers across Chicagoland. Their mission is to provide the community and resources needed to build a diverse and sustainable industry of independent content creators. Inherent in IFA”s philosophy is the artistic, ethical and moral imperative for inclusion of underrepresented individuals both within IFA and the broader field. The Hub @ Cinespace is a community-focused shared workspace, educational center, technology Lab with a 90-seat screening room.
North Lawndale Employment Network
The North Lawndale Employment Network (NLEN) serves under and unemployed residents of the North Lawndale neighborhood and surrounding communities. Their clients include citizens returning from incarceration and others who face the day-to-day hardships of living without enough income to support themselves and their families.
CineCares Workforce Training Program
The CineCares Workforce Training program is designed to recruit, train and offer meaningful paid work placements on productions filming at Cinespace Studios Toronto and bring new and qualified crew members to the film and television sector in the region. IATSE Local 873, the largest union of film technicians in Ontario, is the program’s training partner.
York U Motion Media Studio @ Cinespace
York University’s Motion Media Studio at Cinespace Studios Toronto is used for learning, teaching, and production for faculty and students engaged in coursework or for research at the School of Arts, Media, Performance and Design.
Production Accounting Micro-Credential Program
Cinespace Studios Toronto and York University announce the creation of a Production Accounting Micro-Credential program in response to a growing demand for film and television skilled labour and a specific need for production accountants in Ontario as presented in the Toronto Screen Industry Workforce Study.
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CineCares is how we engage, support and contribute to our communities.

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