• Published On: March 26th, 2024

    Key announcements impacting the Ontario techno-creative sector in the 2024 Ontario Budget delivered by Minister Peter Bethlenfalvy on March 26: Additional $100M for the Invest Ontario Fund, which could trigger Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) opportunities in the Ontario video game sector. Continued work on modernizing cultural tax credits with the [...]

  • Published On: March 25th, 2024

    CIAIC Letter to Prime Minister Trudeau For Increased Support to the IDM Sector in Canada Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Minister Freeland, and Minister St-Onge, We want to thank you for your continued support of the creative industries in Canada through the Department of Heritage and the recent [...]

  • GDC: March 18-22, 2024 - San Francisco, CA. Best In Play: GDC Play 2024
    Published On: March 14th, 2024

    Ontario Dominates GDC 2024 Best In Play GDC 2024 Best In Play winners have been announced, and an astounding 7 out of 8 studios are from right here in Ontario. These victories highlight our region's extraordinary output and talent on the world stage. GDC Play is a vibrant interactive [...]

  • Published On: March 13th, 2024

    Interactive Ontario (IO) extends its sincere appreciation to the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) for their pivotal role in providing clarity regarding the eligibility of remote labour within the scope of the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit (OIDMTC). Upon IO's submission of Part 1 recommendations aimed [...]

  • Published On: December 11th, 2023

    PART 2 – INTERACTIVE ONTARIO RECOMMENDATIONS Interactive Ontario (IO) and the video game/interactive digital media (IDM) member companies it represents, fully support the Ontario Government’s commitment to modernize the OIDMTC. We share the government’s goals to increase Ontario’s competitiveness, attract investments, and offer great career opportunities in Ontario by creating jobs in [...]

  • Published On: November 6th, 2023

    PART 1 – INTERACTIVE ONTARIO RECOMMENDATIONS Interactive Ontario (IO) and the video game/interactive digital media (IDM) member companies it represents, fully support the Ontario Government’s commitment to modernize the OIDMTC. We share the government’s goals to increase Ontario’s competitiveness, attract investments, and offer great career opportunities in Ontario by creating jobs in [...]

  • Published On: September 27th, 2023

    (September 27, 2023 – Toronto, Ontario) – Interactive Ontario, the trade association that works in collaboration with its members and partners to foster the growth of the Ontario Video Game/Interactive Digital Media industry, and advocates on its behalf., announced today the appointment of two new members and the re-election [...]

  • Published On: September 21st, 2023

    Interactive Ontario's Open Letter to Unity Regarding Their Recent Policy Changes September 21, 2023 To the Unity leadership team, As the not-for-profit trade association representing over 100 video game and interactive digital media companies in Ontario, Canada, Interactive Ontario stands in support of our game development community regarding [...]

  • Published On: June 20th, 2023

    Inaugural IO Impact Forum On April 19th, Interactive Ontario (IO) conducted its inaugural IO Impact Forum, which included a wide range of industry leaders from among our Expand and Torchbearer member studios in the video game/Interactive Digital Media (IDM) sector. Organized by IO and its Advocacy Committee, this policy [...]

  • Published On: June 15th, 2023

    Interactive Ontario (IO) is the trade association representing the video game and interactive digital media (IDM) sector in Ontario. IO’s members produce, commercialize and export interactive digital entertainment and edutainment such as video games, extended reality applications (VR, AR, MR) and eLearning content. IO’s mission is to inspire, unite and [...]