Joanne McDonald

Joanne believes culture defines who we are as a province within communities, groups, and as individuals. She sees culture through expression, inclusion and reflection critically important to our province and people.

Joanne’s background in screen-based content aligns with these ideas. She has spent many years bringing Saskatchewan stories to a television audience and helping new generations of media storytellers. Many SCN viewers may remember the series 15 Minutes of Fame. Over 120 videos were produced, from every corner of the province, by individuals and communities all of whom had a story to tell about people, places or events that shape this province. The diversity of content was amazing, as was the pride in the stories and accomplishments. Joanne also volunteered many hours with organizations or projects as part of her belief that culture is important and should be supported at every level. 

Joanne has always called Regina home. She is the General Manager for City Saskatchewan (formerly SCN), which is the provincial educational broadcaster and owned by Rogers Media Inc. . Recenly she was recognized by her employer with a Community Involvement Award for her volunteer contributions. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy and Sociology from the University of Regina.

Joanne’s other volunteer contributions include: Saskatchewan Media Production Industry Association (SMPIA) (voting member, 2002-present, Board of Directors, 2007-2011); Yorkton Film Festival: (Board of Directors, 2009-present); Saskatchewan Arts Board Creative Industries Advisory Committee (CIAC) (2009-2013); and Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television (ACCT) (voting member, 2005-present). She first served on the SaskCulture Board of Directors in 2012, and was re-elected by acclamation in 2014 for an additional two-year term. In 2016, she was elected as SaskCulture Board President for a two-year term, and now is currently serving on the Board as Past President.