Standing Up For Canadian Voices

Friends of Canadian Media’s dedicated team is proud to stand up for Canadian voices on behalf of more than 360,000 supporters from across the country.

Our Staff

Director, Government and Media Relations

Jennifer Cecconi

Director, Fund Development and Campaign Strategy

Manager, Communications and Digital Media

Manager, Donor Database

Coordinator, Fund Development

Coordinator, Social Media and Digital Marketing

Supporter Relations Assistant

Art Direction, Designer

Administrative Assistant and Operations Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Brenda Baker is a writer, performer, and creativity coach from Saskatoon, who holds a BFA in visual art and an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree. She has worked as an arts journalist for CBC Radio Saskatchewan and served on the boards of Access Copyright and the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. Since 2005 Brenda has been the Founding Director of Kids of Note, Saskatoon’s hit choirs for children of all abilities.

Ani Hotoyan-Joly (Treasurer) is a Fellow Chartered Professional Accountant (FCPA) and has the ICD.D designation from Institute of Corporate Directors.  She is a member of the Board of Directors of Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences and the Chair of the Board of Armenian Relief Society, Toronto “Roubina” Chapter.  She is also the Vice Chair of the Community Services Sector Audit Committee for the Province of Ontario. As a member of the board for Friends of Canadian Media, she chairs the Audit and Finance Committee and Governance and Nominations Committee.

Scot Keith is the founder and President/CEO of One Twenty Three West (123w), an advertising, design and digital agency based in Vancouver and Toronto, which won Canada’s Small Agency of the Year award in 2020 and 2021. 123w works with clients such as Apple, Loblaws, Sleeman Breweries, Kal Tire, BC Lottery Corporation, CAA, Canada Media Fund, lululemon, BC Securities Commission and Plenty of Fish. Scot has helped lead campaigns that have won or been nominated for over 500 awards and has been a keynote speaker at the Cannes International Festival of Creativity. He lives in Pemberton and Vancouver, BC and when not working, loves being in the backcountry up in the mountains.

Ethan Rabidoux is an award-winning writer, broadcaster and communicator. A former military man and politician, Ethan earned his BA (Honours) from Queen’s University and his MA in Journalism from Western University. In 2005, students at Queen’s elected him President and C.E.O. of the Alma Mater Society. He won the Dalton Camp Award in 2010, which began his long association with FRIENDS. He lives with his beloved wife and two wonderful sons in rural Southwestern Ontario.

Raj Shoan (Board Chair) is a policy consultant and lawyer with broad experience in communications law and regulatory affairs. He has served at the CRTC in a variety of capacities over his lengthy career, including Senior Policy Analyst, Legal Counsel, Senior Advisor and the CRTC Ontario Commissioner. Prior to managing his own consulting firm, Raj served as Director of Regulatory Affairs for both CBC/Radio-Canada and Astral Media Radio Inc. as well as Legal Counsel with Industry Canada and General Counsel for ACTRA. Presently, Raj serves as Regulatory and Privacy Counsel in the communications sector.



Gregory Taylor is an associate professor in the University of Calgary’s Department of Communication, Media, and Film, where his teaching and research focuses on the politics and economics of the Canadian broadcasting and wireless industries. His first book, Shut Off: the Canadian Digital Television Transition (McGill-Queen’s, 2013), was short listed for the 2014 Donner Prize for Best Public Policy Book by a Canadian. Gregory received his PhD from McGill University in 2010.