Executive Director of Programming and Scheduling / Executive Management
Monika Ille is a member of the Abenaki First Nation of Odanak. Monika has built a rich and diverse background during her nearly 25 years in the broadcasting industry. Upon graduating with distinction from the Université du Québec à Montréal, she entered the industry working first for the Société Radio-Canada and then, for the National Film Board (NFB). Monika has been with APTN since 2003.
During her employment with the NFB she was instrumental in the development of a new training program for Indigenous filmmakers. This latter experience initiated Monika into the world of film production and led her to create her first documentary French Man, Native Son. She has also worked with Quebec Native Women in Montréal and the Assembly of First Nations in Ottawa.
Monika sits on the Quebec Board of Directors of the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television and is an industry adjudicator on the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council – Quebec Regional Panel. She is also a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee at MediaSmarts.