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.

Impact of the Pandemic on SMEs & Potential Solutions – IO’s Appears Before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA)

September 1st, 2020|Tags: , |

Interactive Ontario recently appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA) alongside Mary Sorrenti (Game Pill & VRGEN), Vikas Gupta (AVARA Media), Joel Burgess (Capybara), and Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys (Hitgrab Game Labs). Previously IO appeared before SCFEA [...]

Important COVID-19 Relief & Recovery Survey

August 5th, 2020|Tags: , |

In March, we shared the “Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on the IDM Industry” survey, which was funded by the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and produced by Nordicity. The results from the questionnaire helped to substantiate Interactive Ontario’s recommendations to the government [...]

CRA Updates for the OIDMTC

July 23rd, 2020|Tags: , |

The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has put into place measures to help businesses that are experiencing financial difficulties due the COVID-19 crisis. For measures regarding OIDMTC processing claims and audits, check out the information below. Pre-COVID: The Process: T2 received [...]

The Modernization of OIDMTC

July 23rd, 2020|Tags: |

Interactive Ontario continues to focus our advocacy efforts--at the provincial level--on improving the OIDMTC so we can recover, grow and compete with other jurisdictions. The OIDMTC is a key instrument in the economic recovery and growth of the Ontario [...]

COVID-19: Advocacy Update & Resources

April 9th, 2020|Tags: |

Interactive Ontario and a group of Interactive Digital Media (IDM) leaders met with Minister MacLeod (Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries) on Friday to share with her and her team the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on our sector.