Industry News

IO’s Submission to the CMF on Experimental Stream Programs

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

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

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

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

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 [...]