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3rd December 2013

Janice McDonald Named A Recipient Of WXN Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award

cwcCanadian Women in Communications and Technology (CWCT) announced earlier today that CWCT National Chair Janice McDonald is a recipient of the Women’s Executive Network 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Awards.  Ms McDonald was recognized in the RBC Champion Category for making a distinct and describable difference in the advancement of women in the Canadian workplace. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

New Study Highlights Economic Impact Of Interactive Digital Media

CIAICThe Canadian Interactive Industry Profile 2012 (CIIP), which provides an in-depth look at the interactive digital media (IDM) industry in Canada, was released today during Interactive Ontario’s X-Summit programming at nextMEDIA. This report follows two previous editions of the Canadian Interactive Industry Profiles released in 2006 and 2008 but proposes a revised methodology that includes a more narrowed definition of the digital media industry to provide more of a focus on companies creating true “rich interactive experiences” (in terms of content creation) and those that supply services that directly enable other firms to create those experiences. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

PointClickCare And TigerText Partner To Integrated Secure Text Messaging Solution To Senior Care Market

pointclickcareMississauga’s PointClickCare, provider of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) platform and associated solutions for the senior care market, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive partnership with TigerText, an American-based real-time messaging developer for the enterprise, to deliver secure text messaging capabilities via TigerText’s Software Development Kit (“SDK”) to their EHR platform for LTPAC providers. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Innovative Arts Programs Help Grow Young Artists In BC

Province of BC“British Columbia’s budding artists now will have more opportunities to attend professional arts performances, be mentored by artists and gain work experience thanks to new government-funded BC Arts Council programs,” stated Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Coralee Oakes in an announcement made earlier today. The BC Arts Council (BCAC), government’s lead agency for arts development, is launching: Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Project Spark Global Beta Begins Today On Windows 8.1

Microsoft CanadaMicrosoft and Team Dakota have begun inviting fans and creators who have registered on the Project Spark site to participate in shaping one of the most anticipated games of 2014 with the “Project Spark” Beta Program exclusively on Windows 8.1. Since “Project Spark” was announced at E3 in June, hundreds of thousands of fans have signed up for the closed beta, which has begun rolling out today. Starting exclusively on Windows 8.1 and available to fans on Xbox One early next calendar year, registered beta participants are welcomed to a dynamic community where players create and creators play. The beta for both platforms will continue until the product launch next year, and there’s still time to sign-up online. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Co-op Puzzler Tiny Brains Now On PlayStation 4

spearhead gamesPublisher 505 Games has announced that Spearhead Games’ highly-anticipated co-op indie puzzler Tiny Brains is now available for download in North America on the PlayStation® Network for PlayStation®4 for $19.99. The game will soon be available for PlayStation®4 in European territories and on Steam for Windows PC and PlayStation®3 for all territories this winter. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd December 2013

Canada Media Fund To Host Let’s Talk TV Webcast

Canada Media FundJoin the Canada Media Fund (CMF) for a discussion about the current state of television as part of the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) Let’s Talk TV initiative. Share your thoughts with webcast hosts Valerie Creighton, President and CEO, and Stéphane Cardin, Vice President, Industry and Public Affairs, about the Canadian television industry during this bilingual online event. Intended for producers, broadcasters, and content creators, the webcast will cover questions in three important areas of the television industry. Click on the following topics to find the questions that will guide the discussion during the webcast: Content, technology, and viewer experienceRead the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Canadian Football Legend Bernie Custis Profiled In Unique Film Project

movie orbyBernie Custis refused to give up on his dream. When the National Football League denied him the quarterback position because of the colour of his skin, he packed up and moved to Canada. The Hamilton Tiger Cats signed him and, in 1951, he became the first black quarterback in North American professional football, the kick off to a great career and a berth in the Canadian Football League Hall of Fame. Now, Bernie is helping to break another barrier. Ageism is Canada’s most widely tolerated form of social discrimination, according to Revera’s Report on Ageism (Revera and the International Federation on Ageing, 2012). A unique new program between seniors’ care and services provider Revera and Reel Youth, a not-for-profit which empowers youth to create engaging films about important social issues, is bringing together young and old in a film project that promotes inter-generational learning and celebrates ageless spirit. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Nominations Open For 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards

Canadian Video Game AwardsNominations opened today for the 5th Annual Canadian Videogame Awards (CVAs) as the show makes the move to Toronto, a city that is known for its thriving digital economy. The show will celebrate Canada’s spot on the world stage as a leader in interactive entertainment. This industry contributes $2.3 billion to Canada’s GDP and employs over 16,500 men and women in studios right across Canada. The show will also be broadcast nationally on City TV through the Rogers Network. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the general public in March. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd December 2013

Disney XD Gives Kids The Chance To Help Design New Series Fangbone

disneyxdDisney XD is putting the ‘fan’ in Fangbone by giving viewers the power to call the shots for its latest pilot. The network’s new animated adventure follows the epic journey of a nine-year-old barbarian warrior and is getting an early start on DisneyXD.ca, where viewers can influence the pilot’s creative direction by voting for what they want to hear. Feedback from Disney XD fans on the interactive website will be incorporated into the show ahead of its network premiere in late January 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

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