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14th November 2013

Canada Media Fund Announces New Funded Productions

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) has announced a contribution of over $1.6M to three television productions and related websites as part of the Aboriginal Program’s second round of funding. The Aboriginal Program is designed to support independent Aboriginal production in Canada. This program is part of the CMF’s convergent stream; thus, projects funded through this program must include content to be developed for distribution on at least two platforms, one of which must be television. Read the rest of this entry »

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5th November 2013

Canada Media Fund English Production Incentive Program Opens Second Round Of Funding

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund (CMF) would like to remind stakeholders that the second round of funding for the English Production Incentive Program is now open for eligible applicants. The Program will close on November 26th or until all funds have been depleted, whichever comes first. Only eligible applicants in the following provinces can apply to the English Production Incentive Program. Those provinces and territories have qualified for the English Production Incentive Program with the following original allocations. Read the rest of this entry »

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4th November 2013

MentorshipBC Connects Budding Entrepreneurs And Experts

Province of BCKaleena Ross has learned some valuable lessons about starting a small business, but thanks to mentorship, she did not need to learn them the hard way. Kaleena found a mentor in Shauna Harper, a marketing and communications strategist with LiveWork PG. Through their partnership, she gained the confidence she needed to dive into entrepreneurship and start her own event and graphic design firm, Ikspres Media, in October 2012. Read the rest of this entry »

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3rd November 2013

Keep Kids Safe Online

Province of BCCyber-bullying has no boundaries, it can reach a child or teen anywhere and at any time. That’s why during Crime Prevention Week (November 1-7), the Province’s Ministry of Justice is sharing with B.C. families some of the best ways to protect kids from being bullied online. Cyber-bullying is a complex problem that comes in many forms and is constantly evolving as technology changes. People who engage in cyber-bullying can often be more cruel and aggressive because the Internet gives them a certain level of anonymity. Read the rest of this entry »

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2nd November 2013

BC Government Begins Online Public Consultation Regarding Digital Services

Province of BCThe Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services is inviting British Columbians to share their ideas on the future of digital services in B.C., and how the BC Services Card could potentially help enable better service delivery. This open public consultation is one part of a broader process designed to help inform government of the values and needs of citizens with regards to the future of the BC Services Card and digital services. Citizens have from now until Dec. 5, 2013, to complete the survey and leave their comments. Read the rest of this entry »

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30th October 2013

High Demand For Canada Media Fund French Regional Development And Pre-development Programs

Canada Media FundThe Canada Media Fund has announced that the French Regional Pre-development and Development programs targeted to Québec producers are now closed due to a high number of eligible applications received. The CMF will no longer be accepting applications from applicants who wish to receive funds for their French regional pre-development and development projects. Read the rest of this entry »

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25th October 2013

The CRTC Wants To Talk To Canadians About Television

CRTCThe Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) has launched Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians, a discussion about the future of Canada’s television system. The regulatory agency wants to hear from as many Canadians as possible, and the broadcasting industry can play a role in making them aware of Let’s Talk TV: A Conversation with Canadians. Read the rest of this entry »

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24th October 2013

Digital Adoption Campaign For Canada Now Launched

A new Digital Adoption Campaign led by CATAAlliance, Canada’s largest high tech association, and the Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC), a leading centre of expertise in digital economy research, labour market intelligence and policy development, will help create jobs, increase efficiency, reduce costs, generate revenue and lead to faster innovation. Read the rest of this entry »

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18th October 2013

Telefilm Canada Renews Micro-Budget Production Program And Adds New Aboriginal Projects Component

Telefilm CanadaTelefilm Canada continues to support emerging feature film talent through its Micro-Budget Production Program for a second year. Through this Program, Telefilm will support between eight to ten projects through the Main Component, and up to three projects in the new Aboriginal component. This Program also seeks to stimulate the use of digital distribution platforms and increase audience access to the works of new Canadian talent, aiming to increase support and visibility for Aboriginal creators through the Aboriginal component. Read the rest of this entry »

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16th October 2013

Kootenay Students Benefit From Haul-Truck Training Simulators

Province of BCAdvanced Education Minister Amrik Virk got a hands-on demonstration today of a haul-truck simulator during a visit to the College of the Rockies. The college bought four stationary haul-truck simulators and one mobile simulator through funding totalling more than $2.8 million. Funding sources included $580,000 from the Province, $560,000 from the Columbia Basin Trust, and more than $1.7 million through Western Economic Diversification. Read the rest of this entry »

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