Mathieu Chantelois

VP Communications and Promotion, Canada Media Fund

Entertainment reporter, reality TV contestant, award-winning journalist, bestseller author, TV host, Public Speaking coach, and now screen-based industry executive, Mathieu Chantelois has been a proud and loud member or Canada’s LGBTQ2+ community for the last 20 years.

A Montreal native, Mathieu moved to Toronto in 2000 to be a cast member on U8TV: The Lofters, Canada’s first reality TV show. He frequently appears on Radio-Canada, covering a wide range of social, cultural, and political affairs and he has published over a thousand stories in French and English entertainment magazines.

More recently, Chantelois acted as the Executive Director of Pride Toronto and Vice-President Marketing and Development of Boys and Girls of Canada. He’s now the Vice-President of Communications and Promotion at the Canada Media Fund.

Mathieu has a BA in Communications from l’Université du Québec à Montréal and a Master’s Degree in Journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, and he recently completed a Certificate in Strategic Perspective in Non-profit Management from Harvard Business School.

As a volunteer, he raised substantial funds for the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research (CANFAR), The 519 Community Centre, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto (MOCA). He’s now the co-chair of Ciné-Franco, Toronto’s French movie festival.

Mathieu and his life partner Marcelo have been one of the first couple to get legally married in North America. They recently became proud dads to their son, Oscar-James.