Check out this article on Women in View which discusses the number of women working as directors in Canadian feature films:
The report reveals that only 17 per cent of the 130 films released in 2010/2011 were directedby women; and a mere 21 per cent had female screenwriters. The results for visible minority and First Nations women were much worse, physician with only one director and two screenwriters. Women in View chose to focus on directing and screenwriting in their inaugural report because of the impact of these positions play in shaping the final film story, and the employment of others on the film production crew.
Read the whole thing here.