E r e l l a   G a n o n

Content Creator

Email: wow@erella.com

Web: www.erella.com


Professional Experience


  • Writing, researching for this documentary series about Women's Health Issues

CORUS ENTERTAINMENT Women’s Television Network –Mother’s And Daughters (2003)

  • Writing, researching for this documentary series about the complicated relationship between mothers and daughters.

CBC TELEVISION –SmartAsk! (2002)

  • Researcher, writer for this game show geared towards youth.

CBC TELEVISION - The Joke's on Us- 50 years of Canadian Satire (2002)

  • Senior researcher, working on a 90 minute television special celebrating 50 years of Canadian Satire. Aired September 6 2002 8pm on the CBC television network.

CBC RADIO -Here and Now - Radio One Afternoons -hosted by Avril Benoit (2003)

  • Freelance Arts Reporter for this wonderful radio show which airs daily from 4-6pm.

EXTENDMEDIA (1997-2001).

  • New Media Designer and Administrator at ExtendMedia, Canada’s largest multimedia company. During the time that I was with this organization it went from being a start-up to a $25 million company


  • Writer Historica Productions with Stephen Williams. Writer of mini-historical documentaries from research materials for commercial television broadcasts. This series was launched in 1990, producing over 60 stories with a total budget of $25 million dollars.


  • Organizer for this festival that raised more than $750,000.00 for AIDS charity groups in three years. This involved a great deal of project management, scheduling, pleading and negotiating.


  • Writer / Illustrator Working on trend-based articles. Edited by Patrisha Robertson. (1991-1993) Network Music Magazine edited by Maureen Littlejohn. Writing music reviews and features.


  • Video Reviewer Toronto Star Video Guide edited by Rob Salem reviews of new releases for the video market. Free-lance Entertainment writer for The Toronto Star.


  • Executive Producer for this festival that raised more than $31,000.00 in one night in October 1986 for Tim Jocelyn and AIDS charities. Held in October 1986, at the Theatre Passe Muraille, our community raised this money for an artist stricken with AIDS. The remainder resources went to help establish what has since become Casey House Hospice.


  • Reporter and Over Night Announcer CFNY Streets of Ontario hosted by Liz Janik, and Peter Goodwin. EDGE/ CFNY-FM Radio. . On air reviews of films concerts and new releases for this modern music radio broadcaster. LIVE IN TORONTO Co-hosted by Skot Turner and Mae Pauts.


  • Free Time Consultant CBC -Later The Same Day hosted by Ian Brown. Weekly arts correspondent, reviews and discussion of Toronto entertainment news reviews and trends.


  • Writer LIFETIME hosted by Peter Feniak and Liz Grogan. CTV Television Network. Producer/ writer/ story editor for this National, highly rated daytime talk show.


  • Writer NOW Magazine. Edited by Michael Hollett. Weekly music reviews and interviews for this News/Entertainment magazine which has a circulation of 100,000. copies per issue, per week.


  • Writer / Illustrator Edited by Carol Tuynman, New York City, Staff writer, specializing in contemporary classical music.


  • CKLN-RADIO Director of Entertainment department, selecting and scheduling interviews, cutting and producing programs as well as broadcasting a daily opinionated listing of entertainment events.



Graduated in 1983 from the Ontario College Of Art and Design with honours from the
Photo-Electric Arts Department. Studied at the Toronto Campus as well as the Studio in New York City. Studied Computers, Animation, Holography, Video, Film, Sound Editing and other technological studies. Graduated in 1996 from Digital Media Studios course entitled Web Design and digital Pre-Press. Graduated in September 2001, from Toronto Image Works Web Master course.


Adobe Illustrator 9 | Adobe Photoshop 6 | Quark | InDesign | HTML
Microsoft Office | MacroMedia Director | Premiere | Flash 5 | Dreamweaver


English and French

Other info:


Great researcher, can find obscure info that no one else can.

Being a good organizer, I have always been able to bring people together with a common interest.

I was one of the people that dreamed of creating and establishing Word on The Street, which is now an International Book Festival.

As a teenager, I worked at the Riverboat, in Yorkville and The Crash and Burn. I helped get YukYuk's Comedy Cabarets started.

In in my twenties, I worked at CKLN Radio, as well as at the Cameron House. I was very active with Chroma Zone and ArtCulture Resource Centre and A Space, helping to launch and maintain these arts collectives.

These spots have offered me a wonderful vantage point. I am an active member of my community parks and am knowledgeable about children and their interests in sometimes undiscovered parts of Toronto.

Presently, I am involved in a pilot program that brings arts and drama to children in a Toronto public school.

This is part of what I love to offer to share.

With my independent publishing company, Droplit Books, which publishes small stories by local artists, we have released over 60 book titles as well as 30 post card images and sets in the last 17 years.

Because I am a 'people person', information reaches me easily so that I can distribute it to others.

A very very very long list of references is available upon request.


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