Ontario, Canada, wants your input to help “shape social change” by “tackling social challenges, like poverty, pollution and unemployment.”
Today, at the Ontario Social Innovation Summit, Ontario Government in partnership with SiG@MaRS launched a very important social collaboration platform, Wiki, in order to reach out to you for your help with your ideas and solutions.
Ontario’s Social Innovation Wiki is an online space where citizens, non-profit organizations, businesses and public agencies are collaborating to develop a policy framework for social innovation in Ontario, from May 16 to May 31, 2011, in the following manner:
Reducing small business income taxes by 18 per cent.
Here are the highlights of the growth of the province’s digital media industry:
“In 2010, Ontario supported 341 digital media projects, leading to over $175 million in production and development activity.
Digital media production contributes almost $1.5 billion annually to Ontario’s economy and employs 16,000 people, up from 8,000 in 2000.
Ontario is home to about 1,000 interactive digital media companies.
The Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit was valued at close to $20 million in 2009-10.
Ontario is building an innovation-focused economy through postsecondary education and technology with partnerships like the Screen Industries Research and Training Centre. New digital media technologies spur development in video games, movie making and web applications and help create jobs for Ontario graduates.”
The interactive digital media companies that have invested millions to set up and expand studios in partnership with the Ontario government include:
Ascension CrossMedia is involved in a new form of gaming called “connected transmedia”. That means a player can play one game on their TV, console and mobile devices. Premier Dalton McGuinty visited Ascension CrossMedia today to check out the entertaining and engaging games!