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Advocacy

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Interactive Ontario’s mandate to promote the growth of Ontario’s interactive digital media industry includes a strong focus on advocacy at all levels of government. Our advocacy work is informed by feedback from our members and input from our Advocacy Committee.

Your Business Has Been Impacted By COVID -19

March 31st, 2020|

Interactive Ontario (IO) is in discussion with various levels of governments in regards to the impact of COVID-19 on our industry as well as potential stimulus/relief measures. It is critical to substantiate IO’s recommendations to governments with strong data [...]

Advocating for the IDM Industry: Stimulus and Relief Measures

March 24th, 2020|

COVID-19 crisis Interactive Ontario (IO) made preliminary recommendations on stimulus and relief measures (fiscal 2020-2021) for the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry to the provincial government, on March 23, 2020. IO will continue to advocate for measures at various [...]

2020 Ontario Budget

February 7th, 2020|Tags: , , |

Interactive Ontario submitted its pre-budget submission to the Government of Ontario on January 29, 2020. It contained key recommendations for the continued economic growth of the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry in Ontario.

2019 Ontario Budget

February 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The labour threshold for eligibility for OIDMTC annual filing for video game companies has been reduced from $1 million to $500,000, allowing smaller companies to access the tax credit.

Toronto Media Arts Centre

December 27th, 2017|Tags: , |

In December 2017, Interactive Ontario submitted a letter in support of the Toronto Media Arts Centre, specifically highlighting our positive experiences with Gamma Space and Dames Making Games. The space at 36 Lisgar Street was built with Section 37 funds [...]

CRTC – 2017-359

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

In October 2017, the CRTC issued Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-359, a call for comments on the Governor in Council’s s. 15 request for a report on future programming distribution models. IO consulted with our members via a list [...]

Canada Media Fund

October 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

There are no major changes anticipated for the 2017-18 fiscal year, other than a re-allocation of $2 Million within the Experimental Fund to fund linear web series. However, CMF is looking to shift more funds increasing from the Innovation Program [...]