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IO’s Submission to the CMF on Experimental Stream Programs

2019-11-11T21:37:42-05:00November 11th, 2019|

The Canada Media Fund has consulted the industry throughout Canada, on strategies to improve its Experimental Stream programs. Interactive Ontario's members and its advocacy committee have been engaged in this process. As a result, Interactive Ontario has advised on the following matters: Experimental Fund structure (on the proposal to create a Games Stream) Regional representation [...]

Welcome Ramona Pringle to the Board of Directors of Interactive Ontario

2019-10-12T18:57:57-05:00October 8th, 2019|

It is with excitement that we welcome Ramona Pringle to Interactive Ontario's Board of Directors. In her role, Ramona is interested in fostering collaborative relationships between academic communities and the interactive digital media industry in Ontario. Ramona Pringle is an Associate Professor in the RTA School of Media at Ryerson University, and Director of The [...]

IO welcomes Jamie Barron and Ryan Keller to the board of directors

2019-07-16T13:22:08-05:00July 16th, 2019|

Jamie Barron, BDO Canada Ryan Keller, Other Animal           Interactive Ontario has welcomed two new board members following a vote at this year’s Annual General Meeting on June 25th. Jamie Barron, Partner, Technology & Life Sciences at BDO Canada joins us as a director as well taking [...]

A Forward-Looking Move by Ontario Government: OIDMTC Change

2019-06-07T11:29:38-05:00May 31st, 2019|

On Tuesday May 28th at Uken Games, Minister Todd Smith from the Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (MEDJCT) officially announced the reduction of the labour threshold from $1M to $500K for annual filing to the OIDMTC. This change means smaller video game companies will receive their tax credits annually, and represents a [...]

Interactive Ontario’s Successful ipprenticeship Program Returns for a Third Year

2019-05-23T09:45:54-05:00May 23rd, 2019|

The program provides week-long placements to underrepresented emerging professionals in the interactive digital media sector In a bid to ensure that the interactive digital media industry reflects Ontario’s diversity and breadth of stories and realities, Interactive Ontario is hosting its successful ipprenticeship program for a third year. The program helps underrepresented emerging professionals break into [...]

2nd edition of Measuring Success: The Impact of the Interactive Digital Media Sector in Ontario Shows Growth in IDM Sector

2019-09-25T10:13:56-05:00May 7th, 2019|

Second Edition of IO's Economic Impact Report Tracks the Growing Impact of the Interactive Digital Media Sector in Ontario Interactive Ontario is committed to the growth of the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector and to that end, we have recently released our follow-up report Measuring Success: The Impact of the Interactive Digital Media Sector [...]

Interactive Ontario applauds measures to support the interactive digital media sector in the 2019 Ontario Budget

2019-06-07T11:29:38-05:00April 11th, 2019|

Reduction of labour threshold for annual filing for video game companies accessing the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit is a significant step forward for the industry Today, the Government of Ontario released the 2019 Ontario Budget. Interactive Ontario is extremely pleased that the labour threshold for eligibility for Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit [...]

Calling Participating Companies for 3rd Year of ipprenticeship Program

2019-04-02T13:49:33-05:00April 2nd, 2019|

Interactive Ontario is currently seeking host companies to partner with us to deliver the third edition of the ipprenticeship Program, which provides week-long paid placements at leading IDM (interactive digital media) studios for Black youth and women who are looking to start their careers in the industry. Host companies must be willing to commit to [...]

IO Members Winning Big at the Canadian Screen Awards

2019-04-01T14:12:33-05:00April 1st, 2019|

A few weeks ago we announced that a number of Interactive Ontario members were nominated for awards in the digital media categories of the Canadian Screen Awards. Well, now we have even better news: several of our members won in their categories at the Gala Awards Ceremony on March 28th! We'd like to offer our [...]

Advocating for our industry: Provincial Pre-budget Submission

2019-06-07T11:29:38-05:00February 11th, 2019|

Interactive Ontario submitted its pre-budget submission to the Government of Ontario on February 8, 2019. It contains key recommendations for the continued economic growth of the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry in Ontario. It was prepared with IO's advocacy committee, composed of IO members volunteering their time to further the Ontario IDM industry. IO has [...]