• Published On: February 22nd, 2021

    Interactive Ontario submitted a spring pre-budget submission to the Provincial government on February 11 2021. It is in line with the recommendations of the Ministerial Advisory Council on IDM (Spring 2020) and all subsequent IO presentations and submissions to the government. Streamlining the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit [...]

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  • Published On: January 13th, 2021

    IO submitted recommendations to the Canada Media Fund (CMF) re. potential improvements to the current funding programs and their management.  These recommendations resulted from IO’s Town Hall with industry in December. The latter was specifically organized to discuss these topics. IO initiated discussions with the CMF/Telefilm in December regarding [...]

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    Published On: December 8th, 2020

    December 8th, 2020.--(TORONTO, ONT)--Interactive Ontario, the Provincial trade association that advocates on behalf of the Video Game/Interactive Digital Media Industry at all levels of government, announced today the appointment of five new members to the association's board of directors, effective December 2nd, 2020. “Over the summer, IO’s executives have been [...]

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  • Published On: November 17th, 2020

    The provincial government released its Fall budget on November 5, 2020. As expected, it was mainly focused on protecting and supporting people and businesses during the pandemic. Therefore, the tax credits for the creative industries were amended to mitigate the impact of the pandemic on productions. The amendment for the Interactive Digital [...]

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  • Published On: November 4th, 2020Tags:

    Interactive Ontario recently attended Minister MacLeod’s speech at the Empire Club of Canada where she unveiled the foundations for her long-term strategies for Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture industries. We are pleased to announce that the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) industry is on the map. This reflects the relentless advocacy work that we [...]

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  • Published On: October 20th, 2020

    Download IO's Fall 2020 Budget Consultation to the Government of Ontario Interactive Ontario submitted its Fall 2020 Budget Consultations pre-budget recommendations to the Government of Ontario on October 15, 2020. We reiterated some of the recommendations that were developed under the auspice of Minister MacLeod’s Ministerial IDM Council and were [...]

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    Published On: September 2nd, 2020

    Toronto, Ontario – The Canada Media Fund (CMF) is making $10M available to Canada’s interactive digital media companies. This is part of the $27.8M in funding that was designated for Canada’s audiovisual sector as part of Phase 2 of the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations [...]

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  • Published On: September 1st, 2020Tags: ,

    Interactive Ontario recently appeared before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA) alongside Mary Sorrenti (Game Pill & VRGEN), Vikas Gupta (AVARA Media), Joel Burgess (Capybara), and Jonathan Stanton-Humphreys (Hitgrab Game Labs). Previously IO appeared before SCFEA in June when the committee was focused on the Cultural [...]

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  • Published On: August 5th, 2020Tags: ,

    In March, we shared the “Measuring the Impact of COVID-19 on the IDM Industry” survey, which was funded by the Canadian Media Fund (CMF) and produced by Nordicity. The results from the questionnaire helped to substantiate Interactive Ontario’s recommendations to the government and was used to develop the emergency support measures for the [...]

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  • Published On: July 23rd, 2020Tags: ,

    The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) has put into place measures to help businesses that are experiencing financial difficulties due the COVID-19 crisis. For measures regarding OIDMTC processing claims and audits, check out the information below. Pre-COVID: The Process: T2 received by the CRA’s taxation centers (TC). All T2 returns that [...]

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