Ontario Creates Business
Our quarterly Business Intelligence
Bulletin brings you links to research studies, industry statistics, trends,
policy development and other resources of interest to Ontario’s creative
There will be two Business Intelligence Program Deadlines in
2019: April 16 and October 22. Applications for the April 16 deadline will
open in the Online Application Portal on March 5.
Organizations planning to apply for the BIP should contact
Ontario Creates’ Research Department to determine eligibility of the
organization and the project.
Ontario Creates welcomes Erin Smith as the new Manager of Research,
Strategic Planning and IT. Many of you may know Erin as the Senior Policy
Advisor at Ontario Creates, prior to this role Erin spent five years as a Tax
Credit Business Officer for the film, television and interactive digital
media sectors. Before joining Ontario Creates Erin was the Program Manager
for Bell Media’s Bravo!FACT
(Foundation to Assist Canadian Talent).
Recent Events and Podcasts
Discussion Session: TechTalk: Trends to Watch, Toronto, ON October
Discussion Session: Success stories in marketing and
exporting Francophone and bilingual content, Ottawa, ON November 9, 2018 (in French only)
Recent Reports Funded by Ontario
Recently Updated Industry Profiles
Ontario Creates Online Research
We have added links to over 35 reports from all industry sectors to
our Online Research
Library, including a sector profile of the Book Publishing
Industry commissioned by the Association of Canadian Publishers and More Canada, a look at the current
state of the English-language book publishing and book reading in Canada.
Statistics Canada has released Film, TV and video post-production
statistics for the year 2017. Read more here.
Development Canada (EDC) is inviting Canadian Companies to join the EDC
Research panel. Participants receive brief monthly surveys which help
identify priority markets and key issues, trends and business challenges, and
in return can access free business intelligence reports. For more information
and to sign up, click
Creative Industries Policy
government is hosting consultations across the province that will inform
the 2019 Budget. The Minister of Finance will attend in-person sessions
across the province to hear from local communities. Ontarians can also submit ideas by
filling out an online submission form, emailing ideas, or mailing their
ideas directly to the Ministry of Finance. The deadline for
submissions is February 8, 2019.
The CRTC has
issued a call for comments in regards to a new Production Report to be
completed each year by large English- and French-language ownership groups
that would replace the current Programs of National Interest (PNI) Report.
Draft templates are provided for consideration. Issues include key creative
roles to be identified in the report, and data to be collected related to
participation of women in production, expenditures on programs by
indigenous producers and more. The comment deadline is February 6, 2019,
and more information is available here.
to comments from several parties, the Broadcasting and Telecommunications
Legislative Review Panel extended the deadline for submissions to its Call
for Comments until January 11, 2019. The Panel expects to issue a report in
the spring of 2019 on what it has heard during this consultation process.
The Panel will announce at that time what further consultations, if any,
will be undertaken in advance of its final report by January 31, 2020. For
more information on the consultation, click here.
Comments recently closed on the review of the Copyright Act. You can read all of the submitted briefs and watch
video of past standing committee meetings here.
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