Phyllis Yaffe

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"In 2007, Ms. Yaffe retired from the role of Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc., a position that she held from 2005. She has held a number of strategic positions in film and television in Canada since the 1980s including Chief Operating Officer of Alliance Atlantis Communications Inc. and Chief Executive Officer of Alliance Atlantis Broadcasting Inc.. In addition to being Chair of the Board of the Corporation, she is a member of the boards of directors of Astral Media Inc. and Lions Gate Entertainment Corporation and is the lead director on the board of directors of Torstar Corporation. She is also chair of the Board of Governors for Ryerson University and Chair of Women Against Multiple Sclerosis. Ms. Yaffe was selected as the Canadian Women in Communications 1999 Woman of the Year and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from Women in Film and Television in 2000." [1]

"She is the past Chairperson of the Foundation to Underwrite New Drama for Pay Television, was Vice President, Marketing of the Young Naturalists Foundation from 1985-1993, Executive Director of the Association of Canadian Publishers from 1980 to 1985, Executive Director of the Children's Book Centre from 1977 to 1980, Reference Librarian at Seneca College of Applied Arts and Technology from 1973-1976 and Branch Librarian of the Winnipeg Public Library from 1972-1973. She is the Chairperson of Women Against Multiple Sclerosis, and Chair of the Ryerson University Board of Governors." [2]


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  1. Cineplex Board, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2013.
  2. Torstar Board, organizational web page, accessed April 1, 2013.