Interactive Ontario’s mandate to promote the growth of Ontario’s interactive digital media industry includes a strong focus on advocacy at all levels of government. Our advocacy work is informed by feedback from our members and input from our Advocacy Committee.

2019 Ontario Budget

February 8th, 2019|Tags: , , |

The labour threshold for eligibility for OIDMTC annual filing for video game companies has been reduced from $1 million to $500,000, allowing smaller companies to access the tax credit.

Toronto Media Arts Centre

December 27th, 2017|Tags: , |

In December 2017, Interactive Ontario submitted a letter in support of the Toronto Media Arts Centre, specifically highlighting our positive experiences with Gamma Space and Dames Making Games.

CRTC – 2017-359

December 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

In October 2017, the CRTC issued Broadcasting Notice of Consultation CRTC 2017-359, a call for comments on the Governor in Council’s s. 15 request for a report on future programming distribution models. IO consulted with our members via a list [...]

Canada Media Fund

October 1st, 2017|Tags: , |

There are no major changes anticipated for the 2017-18 fiscal year, other than a re-allocation of $2 Million within the Experimental Fund to fund linear web series. However, CMF is looking to shift more funds increasing from the Innovation Program [...]

Certified Independent Production Funds

November 27th, 2016|Tags: |

In August 2016 the CRTC released a new framework for Certified Independent Production Funds (CIPFs) (CRTC 2016-343), implementing changes effective September 1, 2016. The Commission stated it would ‘maintain a 10% limit on funding that can be allocated to non-programming [...]


November 25th, 2016|Tags: , |

Interactive Ontario actively encouraged members to submit their thoughts on Canadian Heritage’s Canadian Content in a Digital World consultations. We gathered feedback and ideas through a variety of methods, including a Twitter chat and Advocacy Committee meetings, in order to contribute [...]

Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit

November 16th, 2016|Tags: , |

In the fall of 2014, the Ontario government announced a review of the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit. During this process, Interactive Ontario took part in numerous meetings with the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport; the Ministry of [...]

Innovation Agenda

September 29th, 2016|Tags: |

The Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development issued a call for ideas regarding Canada’s Innovation Agenda. The CIAIC response included a number of ways the IDM sector can continue to help position Canada as a global leader in innovation. [...]

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