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Christa Dickenson named Executive Director of Telefilm Canada

2019-06-07T11:29:39-05:00June 26th, 2018|

Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly announced today that Christa Dickenson, current President & CEO of Interactive Ontario, has been appointed to the role of Executive Director at Telefilm Canada. Her tenure at Telefilm Canada will begin July 30, 2018. “Over the past four years, Christa has done a tremendous job steering Interactive Ontario,” said [...]

Announcing our Second ipprenticeship Cohort

2019-06-07T11:29:39-05:00June 12th, 2018|

Following a successful inaugural cohort in 2017, Interactive Ontario is proud to once again offer its ipprenticeship program and is pleased to announce the first four participants in our 2018 cohort. The program provides week-long paid placements and honoraria for aspiring interactive digital media (IDM) professionals who are currently underrepresented in the industry at leading IDM [...]

Post Election Update

2019-06-07T11:29:39-05:00June 8th, 2018|

Post Election Update What we will be doing for the IDM Industry in Ontario Yesterday we saw the election of a new government in Ontario with the Progressive Conservative Party winning a majority. As many of you may remember, Interactive Ontario held an election townhall on May 17th where we invited candidates from each party to share [...]

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

2019-06-07T11:29:40-05:00October 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

2017-09-29T11:20:33-05:00September 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

2019-06-07T11:29:40-05:00September 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

2019-06-07T11:29:41-05:00July 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

2017-07-19T10:17:44-05:00July 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

2019-06-07T11:29:41-05:00June 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

2019-06-07T11:29:41-05:00June 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 [...]