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New OIDMTC deadline rules released in Fall Economic Statement

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00November 14th, 2016|

Today, the provincial government delivered their Fall Economic Statement. Within the update were new rules around filing deadlines for the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit. The Ministry of Finance has announced that applications for certification for the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit must now be made by the later of: The day that is [...]

#IODigiCanCon Twitter Chat – November 7

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00October 31st, 2016|

As you may know, Canadian Heritage is currently engaged in Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations (#DigiCanCon). Interactive Ontario has solicited feedback and encouraged members to take part in the consultation process through various channels. In order to capture as many ideas and issues of interest to the interactive digital media sector prior to [...]

Recapping GameON: Ventures 2016

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00October 25th, 2016|

GameON: Ventures 2016 kicked off with a number of honoured guests and continued with two fantastic days of sessions, networking and two new additions – our Expo and Pitch Competition. After an Indigenous Greeting from Constance Simmonds of the Toronto and York Region Métis Council, opening remarks were heard from OMDC President & CEO Karen [...]

The Honourable Michael Coteau to moderate GameON: Ventures panel

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00October 4th, 2016|

An exciting announcement about our latest addition to the GameON: Ventures lineup - The Honourable Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism - will moderate our panel Game Changers – Doing Good Through Games. Gaming is becoming an important new frontier for social good, and as these panelists will demonstrate, games can [...]

Andra Sheffer Scholarship Fund to attend Kidscreen Summit

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00October 4th, 2016|

Youth Media Alliance (YMA) is looking for promising young Canadian students at the university level who show a talent and passion for creating innovative children’s content. Each year, one outstanding Canadian student who plans to pursue a career in children’s animation, television or digital media production will be awarded the Andra Sheffer Scholarship to attend [...]

YouTube NextUp program applications due October 9

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00October 4th, 2016|

NextUp is an accelerator program for up-and-coming YouTubers and is open to Canadian YouTube creators who have between 10K and 100K subscribers. Successful applicants are eligible to receive: A spot at a week-long creator camp at YouTube Space Toronto. You’ll team up with production experts to harness new techniques in camera, lighting, and sound, and [...]

TableRock Media CEO Jeffrey Elliott named new chair of Interactive Ontario

2019-06-07T11:29:42-04:00September 20th, 2016|

Interactive Ontario is pleased to announce that longtime board member Jeffrey Elliott has been elected to the position of Chair. Elliott assumes the role from outgoing Chair Peter Miller. Jeffrey Elliott is the CEO of TableRock Media, a new direct-to-consumer entertainment company that will soon launch internet-based specialty channels through Apple and Android devices, set-top [...]

IO launches Measuring Success research study

2019-06-07T11:29:43-04:00August 9th, 2016|

  Today, Interactive Ontario launches a research project designed to study the economic impact of Ontario’s interactive digital media (IDM) sector. This will mark IO’s first detailed research study on this topic. This information is vital to demonstrating the contributions of the sector, allowing IO to communicate more effectively with all levels of government, funding [...]

TRBOT Business Excellence Awards – nominations open

2019-06-07T11:29:43-04:00August 8th, 2016|

Nominations are open until September 7th for Toronto Region Board of Trade's Business Excellence Awards. This is an annual event celebrating members of the Toronto Region business community who have demonstrated exceptional growth, leadership and innovation. Nominate a deserving business in one of seven categories, including Technology Innovation - visit the TRBOT website to find out [...]

IO AGM + Summer Cocktail recap

2019-06-07T11:29:43-04:00June 29th, 2016|

On June 21, IO hosted its 2016 Annual General Meeting and Summer Cocktail. The meeting featured updates from the Executive Committee, our Advocacy Committee Chair Mary Sorrenti (Game Pill) and our Board Governance Committee Chair Jeffrey Elliot (Table Rock Media). We were very pleased to welcome two new directors to our Board - Lisa Coulman, [...]