President & CEO
Lucie Lalumière is the President & CEO of Interactive Ontario, the not-for-profit trade association representing the Video Game/Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry in Ontario.
Her passion for interactive and emerging media started over 20 years ago, when she worked on groundbreaking multimedia projects at Bell. Later on, she led innovative and award-winning teams in various strategic roles. Her executive positions include GM French Market at MediaLinx Sympatico (Bell), Executive Director New Media at Radio-Canada, VP & GM Interactive at Corus Entertainment – Television, COO & GM of supersonic MINDS, and Founder & Principal of Lalumiere Media.
Lucie is a staunch advocate for the Video Game/Interactive Digital Media sector. She is also an advisor and mentor to entrepreneurs. Lucie serves on the boards of the Canadian Interactive Alliance/L’Alliance Interactive Canadienne (CIAIC) and the Haltech Innovation Centre, as well as on the advisory board of the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre (SIRT). She regularly contributes to industry-related initiatives and advisory committees.
Lucie is the winner of the inaugural WIFT-T Digital Trailblazer Crystal Award (2015). She has a B.Sc. in Management Information Systems from Université de Sherbrooke, an MBA from McGill University completed at New York University (Interactive Telecommunications Program), and an Award of Achievement in Digital Analytics from the University of British Columbia and the Digital Analytics Association.
Director of Operations
As CEO of award winning social enterprise Every1Games, Sarah gained a reputation for developing high impact skills development programs supporting the accessibility of careers in the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector. She is an advocate for accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and supporting mental health. Sarah has held a variety of business development roles in the video game and IDM industry since 2009. Her experience managing funding application development and delivery, operations management, and policy development is an asset in her role at Interactive Ontario.
Sarah holds multiple nominations for RBC’s Canadian Women of Influence Award and is a recognized Ashoka Changemaker Alumni. She has a BA in Digital Humanities studying Interactive Arts and Sciences, and English Literature and Languages, at Brock University and has since continued education as Alumni of Ryerson University’s Digital Media Zone Business Incubator, and WIFT-T’s Media Leadership Program at Schulich Executive Education Centre.
Sarah is the Chair of Humber Colleges Game Programming Industry Advisory Board and remains an active member of WIFT and the Canadian Screen Academy. She has been an active member of Interactive Ontario for almost 15 years.
Jermaine is an emerging UX and web designer, and Master of Information candidate at the University of Toronto, with over 6 years of experience in digital media. His history of designing digital experiences, strong understanding of the digital problem space, research skills, and broad range of technical knowledge to act as an advocate on behalf of users. He credits his persistent curiosity and reverence for experiences to his background in studio art, media studies, and love for all things The Twilight Zone.
When he’s not at a computer Jermaine can be found behind the lens of a Canon A-1.
Social Media Lead
Phil is enamoured by all media sharing platforms, always looking for new creative outlets to express himself with. His artistic interests are self-described as “all over the place”, ranging from cinematography and motion graphic design to contemporary dance.Phil has a BA. in Justice, Political Philosophy, and Law from McMaster University and a graduate diploma in Public Relations from Humber College.
He spends his free time freelancing as a videographer. During off-time hours, Phil does ballet and popping exercises in his tiny bedroom space while listening to political philosophy podcasts.
From her days playing on her ColecoVision console to her office filled with VR headsets, Stephanie is passionate about exploring, building, and fostering a community around IDM and games. In addition to her dedication to the community, Stephanie brings over a decade of agency and in-house communications experience to the Interactive Ontario team.
She has a BA. in Communications and Mass Media from McMaster University, a graduate certificate in Corporate Communications from Seneca at York University, an Esports Specialization from the University of Southern California, and a Producer’s Certificate from Raindance Film Festival in London, UK.
When she’s not in front of a screen, Stephanie can be found wrangling her puppy Ernest and obsessing over true crime podcasts.