This page lists a variety of Canadian animation groups. If you would like a group added to this page, use info on the contact page to send in a link and a description of the group. 

Toronto Animated Image Society (TAIS!)

TAIS is a welcoming artist-run centre dedicated to a community of artists who are engaged in the art of animation. Independent artists come to TAIS to create, explore, research and develop skills in traditional, experimental, and other animation techniques.

Stop Motion Creative Club (Club Creatif Stop Motion)

Le regroupement des artistes de Stop Motion de Montréal - A creative club for to the Montreal stop motion animation community.

Cartoon Enjoyment League (CEL)

A group dedicated to the celebration of animated features on opening night in Toronto.

Once a month we gather to watch the latest animated release on opening night and meet up afterwards to discuss the film.

One member wins a free ticket each month courtesy of Toronto Animation Arts Festival International (

Visit the CEL Facebook Page for details and event dates.

vAnimatic - Lecture Series

An animation lecture series and social event dedicated to education, inspiration and building community in Vancouver's animation scene.

Animatic T.O. - Lecture Series

A monthly animation lecture series and social event dedicated to education, inspiration and building community in Toronto's animation scene.

Quickdraw Animation Society

A not-for-profit artist-run centre in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, the Quickdraw Animation Society is a place for people who love animation. We encourage animation production, dissemination and appreciation through screenings, workshops, courses, camps, and other events designed to ignite the public’s passion for the medium, including our GIRAF animation festival held each November.

Our in-house resources include western Canada’s largest animation library, and an exciting foundation of introductory through professional-level film and digital production equipment. Quickdraw Animation Society builds welcoming, healthy communities by fostering connection, innovation, creativity and artistic excellence through animation production, education and appreciation.

Canadian artist run organizations that support animation:

Ed Video Media Arts Centre - Guelph, Ontario
Atlantic Filmmaker Cooperative (AFCOOP) - Halifax, Nova Scotia
Multicultural Cinema Club - Kitchener, Ontario