The Foundation for Canadian Comedy (CANCOM), in partnership with Nordicity, is conducting research to develop a profile of comedy performers in Ontario. This survey is part of that research.  The insights you provide will help CANCOM, the comedy sector and other stakeholders understand the challenges and barriers experienced by comedy content creators in Ontario and will help inform strategies to support creators. Your participation will help us create a more accurate snapshot of Ontario’s comedy sector, especially in this challenging time amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Who should complete this survey?

  • Individuals creating comedy content – including writers, performers, and social media creators
  • Independent Production Companies with a particular focus on comedy content (including record labels) n.b. If responding on behalf of a company, please note that the questionnaire is best completed by someone in your company with knowledge of corporate financial information. If you are not the right person to complete this survey, please forward the invitation email you received or link you clicked to the appropriate person
  • You currently live, (or have recently lived) in Ontario

CANCOM and Nordicity guarantee the protection and confidentiality of the data provided. Your responses to this survey will be combined with those of our other respondents for aggregate analysis only; under no circumstances will individual data be communicated or disseminated.

Funders & Support
This project has been generously funded by Ontario Creates’ Business Intelligence Program (BIP), and is financially sponsored by: The Canadian Association of Stand-up Comedians (CASC), ACTRA Toronto, Just for Laughs/Group Juste pour rire, (JFL), Project 10 Productions Inc., Andrew Barnsley Productions Inc., and SOCAN; with additional letters of support from Frantic Films and Buck Productions. The views expressed in the project do not necessarily reflect those of the Province, or other funders, sponsors, supporters or partners.

If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Julie Whelan of Nordicity at

The Foundation for Canadian Comedy aims to bolster the creation of Canadian comedy intellectual property (IP) for presentation and distribution in Canada and the global digital media market. As a federally registered, not-for-profit incorporation, CANCOM creates new models of collaboration that benefit relevant Canadian comedy stakeholder organizations and government departments in the evolving digital media ecosystem.

About Nordicity
Nordicity is Canada’s leading strategy, policy and economic analysis consultancy. We specialize in providing insights to Canada’s creative, cultural, and telecommunications industries. For more see our website.

Please click here to access the survey.