Sandra Faire is one of Canada’s leading reality and variety writer/producers.
President, CEO and founder of SFA Productions Inc., Ms. Faire continues to write and produce. Her credits include executive producer and show runner of the hit TV reality dance series, So You Think You Can Dance Canada (CTV/MuchMusic/E!). During its 4 year run, the series garnered over 1.1 million viewers per season and won 2 Gemini awards, best variety show and best host.
Currently Ms. Faire is the executive producer of one of TCN’s highest rated Canadian shows, Comedy Now! (also aired in U.S on Comedy Central for season one episodes). Entering its 15th season, the standup series that she created has provided a platform for over 200 Canadian comedians, including Russell Peters, Sean Cullen, Nikki Payne, Gerry Dee, Shaun Majumder and Harland Williams.
She created and served as executive producer and show runner, as well as story editor and contributing writer, of the award winning sketch series for TCN and CTV, Comedy Inc., (also aired in U.S on Spike TV for 2 seasons), which, during its 5 years on air, won the prestigious New York Festival Gold Medal three years in a row. She was the executive producer, producer and wrote additional material for the feature film comedy, “My Own Private Oshawa”, which won an award at the Columbus International Film and Video Festival.
In addition, Ms. Faire has numerous other awards, including a San Francisco Film Festival Award, a record 17 Worldfest Houston Awards, several Canadian Gemini Awards, and honorary platinum and gold albums.
She has produced specials for, among others, k.d. lang, Rita MacNeil, Bryan Adams, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Corey Hart, the Rankin Family and Anne Murray.
Her CBC-TV variety special, “Anne Murray’s Family Christmas”, still holds the record as Canada’s highest rated variety special, with a 43 share.
* Ms. Faire has also worked with internationally renowned artists, including Shania Twain, Barenaked Ladies, Jann Arden, Paul Shaffer, Joni Mitchell, Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Patti LaBelle, and Olympic gold pair figure skaters Salé and Pelletier.
She is a member of the board for The National Ballet of Canada and has served as a board member for several organizations, including Canada’s National Ballet School’s Grand Jeté campaign and past chair of the Board for Sheena’s Place.
Ms. Faire has been a featured speaker at Deloitte & Touche’s “Women of Distinction” series and received the Women in Film and Television [WIFT-T] Award for Outstanding Achievement. In 2008 she received an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from York University. In 2012 she was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal.
Ms. Faire, along with her husband Ivan Fecan, donates personally to many worthwhile organizations, especially in the area of arts and education, including The National Ballet of Canada, Canada's National Ballet School, the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Soulpepper Theatre Company, York University, Toronto General Hospital, and the University of Guelph, OVC.
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