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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: [...]

ipprenticeship Program applications now open

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00April 24th, 2017|

Applications are now open for Interactive Ontario’s ipprenticeship Program. This exciting new program will provide week-long apprenticeship placements at leading digital media companies to candidates who may have experienced barriers to entry in the IDM sector due to race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, age, ability, religion or class. The program is open to anyone [...]

Interactive Ontario welcomes the Government of Canada’s commitment to the Digital Economy in Budget 2017

2019-06-07T11:29:41-04:00March 24th, 2017|

The federal government budget released Wednesday includes measures aimed at fostering the growth of digital media businesses and developing the highly skilled talent pool that those businesses will need to succeed. These measures demonstrate a commitment to strengthening the middle class through developing the careers, businesses and technologies that are essential elements of the Digital [...]

Queen’s Park Interactive Digital Media Expo & Lobby Day

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00March 14th, 2017|

Interactive Ontario visited Queen’s Park on March 8th for an Interactive Digital Media Expo followed by meetings with MPPs. Six IO member companies showcased the variety of IDM products being created in Ontario, from games to eLearning to VR. Remarks and meetings emphasized the economic impact of the sector and the importance of policy support [...]

Interactive Ontario announces diversity and inclusion initiatives

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00March 8th, 2017|

Interactive Ontario (IO) today announced two new initiatives designed to improve diversity and inclusion in the interactive digital media sector. ipprenticeship Program The IO ipprenticeship Program will provide week-long apprenticeship placements at leading digital media companies to candidates who may have experienced barriers to entry in the IDM sector due to race, ethnicity, class, gender, [...]

IO launches new report Measuring Success: The Impact of the Interactive Digital Media Sector in Ontario

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00February 15th, 2017|

Ontario’s Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector has long been credited for its innovations in game development, eLearning, mobile and VR, but a new report prepared by Nordicity and released by Interactive Ontario finds that IDM is also making considerable contributions to Ontario’s economy and job market. The report, titled Measuring Success: The Impact of the [...]

IO signs open letter responding to US Executive Order on immigration

2017-01-31T13:03:45-04:00January 31st, 2017|

BetaKit has released an open letter drafted and signed by leaders in the tech community in response to the recent US Executive Order on immigration. Interactive Ontario Executive Director Christa Dickenson and Senior Manager of Operations Carly Beath have signed the letter on behalf of IO. An excerpt: As a community, we stand together in [...]

Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) for IO members

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00January 25th, 2017|

Advanced Digital and Professional Training (ADaPT) is a youth skills development program created by Ryerson University. ADaPT provides hands-on workshops in communications, business financials, career skills, and more. Interactive Ontario has partnered with Ryerson to offer ADaPT’s Professional training package to members – free of charge – in February 2017. Employees between the ages of [...]