- 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 [...]
- 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 [...]
Impact of the Pandemic on SMEs & Potential Solutions – IO’s Appears Before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA)
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
- Published On: July 23rd, 2020Tags: COVID-19
Interactive Ontario continues to focus our advocacy efforts--at the provincial level--on improving the OIDMTC so we can recover, grow and compete with other jurisdictions. The OIDMTC is a key instrument in the economic recovery and growth of the Ontario IDM sector. At the request of Minister MacLeod’s office we [...]
We have been relentlessly advocating for the reduction of the OIDMTC queue and as of last Friday it now stands at 10 weeks. This means that the oldest file that is ready for analysis and waiting for review was received in the latter half of April 2020.
- Published On: July 9th, 2020Tags: COVID-19
The Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs (SCFEA) recently held sector-by-sector hearings on the impact of COVID-19 and recommendations for economic recovery.
- Published On: June 28th, 2020
Working alongside both Provincial and Federal governments, IO has been working to make recommendations to support Ontario IDM companies as well as measure the impact of COVID-19 in Ontario.
- Published On: June 19th, 2020Tags: COVID-19
The Ministerial Advisory Council on Interactive Digital Media (IDM) submitted its final recommendations to Minister MacLeod in line with IO’s advocacy priorities and timeline at the provincial level.
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