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Now available: A Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry

2019-06-07T11:29:40-04:00October 17th, 2017|

Interactive Ontario is pleased to launch A Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry today. The toolkit was authored by Kelly Lynne Ashton and created with the support of partners the Ontario Media Development Corporation, the Canada Media Fund, Ubisoft and the Humber College School of Media Studies and Information Technology. The toolkit provides [...]

Interactive Ontario welcomes Creative Canada

2017-09-29T11:20:33-04:00September 29th, 2017|

On September 28, 2017, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly released the Government of Canada’s Canadian Content strategy for a digital world – Creative Canada. Interactive Ontario was active in the 2016 public consultation and has been very eager to see the federal government’s response to the development of new forms of creative content, business [...]

Interactive Ontario to release Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry

2019-06-07T11:29:40-04:00September 29th, 2017|

On October 17, 2017, Interactive Ontario will launch a Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit for the Interactive Digital Media Industry. The toolkit provides interactive digital media (IDM) companies with pragmatic and actionable advice for enhancing their talent management strategies with the goal of improving team diversity while fostering an inclusive culture. The strategies in the toolkit [...]

Member of the Month: Hall Webber LLP

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00July 19th, 2017|

Welcome to our new Member of the Month feature, where each month we'll highlight one of IO's fantastic member companies. This month, a Q&A with Hall Webber LLP. How did your company get started? In his role working as the first in-house lawyer for Atlantis Films during their start up days our founding partner Lon Hall [...]

CRTC issues decision on 10% digital content cap for CIPFs

2017-07-19T10:17:44-04:00July 17th, 2017|

The CRTC has issued its decision regarding the Requests for relief in regard to the Commission’s policy framework for Certified Independent Production Funds (Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2017-253). Despite the efforts of IO, the Canadian Interactive Alliance, our member companies and other industry stakeholders such as the CMPA (whose interventions are noted here and here), the CRTC has [...]

Announcing the inaugural ipprenticeship Program cohort

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00June 22nd, 2017|

In March, Interactive Ontario (IO) announced initiatives designed to improve diversity & inclusion in the interactive digital media industry, including the ipprenticeship Program. IO, along with partners DHX Media, Groupe Média TFO and Ubisoft Toronto, are now pleased to announce the inaugural cohort for week-long apprenticeship placements at these three leading interactive digital media companies. [...]

Member of the Month: Big Blue Bubble

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00June 22nd, 2017|

Welcome to our new Member of the Month feature, where each month we'll highlight one of IO's fantastic member companies. This month, a Q&A with Big Blue Bubble Founder & CEO Damir Slogar. How did your company get started? Big Blue Bubble started back in early 2003 by exploring the viability of the mobile game [...]

Interactive Ontario announces new board members and staff roles

2017-06-21T09:25:33-04:00June 21st, 2017|

Three new board members have joined the Interactive Ontario (IO) board of directors following the organization’s Annual General Meeting yesterday evening. Additionally, IO has announced promotions for two senior leaders. New to IO will be directors Sean Skelton, Member of Technical Staff (MTS) Software Development Engineer at AMD, and Emma Westecott, Director of the game:play [...]

Twitter chat: New and Next in Interactive Digital Media

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00June 2nd, 2017|

Twitter chat: New and Next in interactive digital media #IDMchatIO June 7 11am On June 7th, IO will host a Twitter chat for interactive digital media producers, executives and collaborators to discuss their own projects, work they’re currently inspired by, and the types of partnerships they’re looking for. Add your voice on June 7 at 11am [...]

Skills development and entrepreneurship initiatives in 2017 Ontario budget welcomed by Interactive Ontario

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00April 27th, 2017|

Interactive Ontario (IO) is pleased that the 2017 Ontario budget recognizes and addresses Ontario’s rapidly developing digital economy. IO has been advocating for entrepreneurship and enhanced digital skills training for students and mid-career workers to address existing and projected shortfalls in the highly-skilled workforce.   A combination of enhancements and newly announced strategies and programs include: [...]