Welcome – iVentures

iVentures 2018

November 6 & 7, 2018 / The Design Exchange | Toronto



Welcome letters from the presenting partners of iVentures 2018, Ontario Creates and the Canada Media Fund


Ontario Creates – iVentures 2018

Ontario Creates is proud to be a Presenting Partner for iVentures 2018.

This is an exciting year as we introduce our new name to long time partners and friends: OMDC is now Ontario Creates. Our Agency has been a catalyst for the creative industries to thrive and flourish and as Ontario Creates, we aim to bring a fresh approach to our ongoing commitment to inspire talent, innovation and creativity in Ontario.

Ontario offers a winning combination of government support and a flexible toolkit of financial incentives to support Ontario’s dynamic companies, including the Interactive Digital Media Fund and the Ontario Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit – as well as support for important industry forums such as this one.

Success in today’s digital marketplace requires innovation, diversification, non-traditional business models, risk-taking and collaboration. iVentures offers a tremendous opportunity to learn about future trends from the world’s leading experts, to explore innovative business models with international companies and to network with a view to establishing new partnerships.

Thank you to Interactive Ontario and all the sponsors for supporting the business of interactive digital media in Ontario. I wish everyone a productive and successful conference.


Karen Thorne-Stone
President & Chief Executive Officer
Ontario Creates





CMF Letter of Welcome

The Canada Media Fund (CMF) has for many years been a proud supporter of Interactive Ontario’s initiatives that foster and promote the digital media sector in Ontario. We are pleased to participate at this year’s iVentures. It is the ideal forum to meet face to face with business partners, hear from leaders who share their vision and passion about this dynamic industry, and learn about the latest trends.

The Canada Media Fund supports Canada’s audiovisual content industry, including games, through funding, by providing industry research on trends and by promoting what is uniquely ours, at home and abroad. Since 2010, in addition to our support to television production and other digital properties, we have supported nearly 250 videogames by investing more than $100M in this sector.

We are proud of the creative talent that positions Canada as a world leader in producing innovative content and has made Canada one of the top digital media producing countries in the world.

I wish you all a successful conference filled with solid business leads and creative ideas.

Valerie Creighton
President and CEO
Canada Media Fund