Susan Millican enjoyed a career in the media that spanned more than 30 years of broadcast television journalism, production and senior management roles. She began her journey as a current affairs, arts and documentary producer at CBC Television and was recognized with numerous ACTRA awards. Susan also taught television production, broadcast journalism, television advertising and public relations at Red River College in Winnipeg where she launched an innovative Aboriginal Broadcast Journalism program.
Susan was an original member of the team that created The Women’s Television Network and in her role as Vice President of WTN (now rebranded as the W Network) she championed bringing stories and program series that were created by and for women to Canada’s airwaves and to the international marketplace.
In the final decade of her media career, Susan was the chief executive officer of The National Screen Institute. In this position she was most proud of furthering the careers of Indigenous writers, producers and performers by creating programs including New Voices, Aboriginal Stories and NSI Storytellers.
Susan is a past board member and chair of The Winnipeg Foundation, and a past director and chair of the Inspirit Foundation. Her extensive community volunteerism has included years of contributions as director of organizations including Rossbrook House, The United Way, the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre and Knowles Centre. Susan is currently engaged as a director of the Bruce Oake Recovery Center and is the chair of the Chipman Family Foundation.