maxine bailey (she/her) is a dynamic member of Toronto’s arts community. Her passion for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for all runs deeply through everything she does. She currently serves as Executive Director of the CFC (Canadian Film Centre). Previously, maxine served as the Vice-President of Advancement at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) where she founded Share Her Journey, a fundraising commitment to achieving gender parity both on and off screen. She also co-founded the Black Artists Network in Dialogue (BAND), which showcases Black cultural contributions nationally and internationally, and currently participates on the advisory boards and steering committees for the Toronto Arts Council/Foundation Advocacy Committee, the Canadian Academy, and the Luminato Festival Toronto. maxine was named one of NOW Toronto’s Local Heroes and as a voracious reader, she sat on the juries of the Scotiabank Giller Prize as well as the Trillium Book Award.