DigiBC's mission is to promote, support and accelerate the growth of British Columbia's Interactive
& Digital Media (IDM) industry to the benefit of current and future generations.
Our membership is comprised of companies from the video game/interactive, animation, visual effects, and VR/MR/AR sectors, along with technology
enablers and service providers who work alongside our members to help grow the creative technology economy in the province. We seek to
achieve our goals through advocacy and policy engagement, growth programs, talent programs, events, and member benefit initiatives.
ESAC's Real Canadian Gamers - Essential Facts 2020
ESAC just released their latest study entitled Real Canadian Gamers – Essential Facts 2020. Did you know that 61% of Canadians play video games? That means that 23 million people across the country are gaming on a regular basis. Many identified video games as a means of helping family and friends stay bonded and connected throughout the pandemic. As well, a majority of Canadians say it is helping them feel better emotionally and mentally while following stay-at-home measures. Games are also helping parents find common ground with their kids while helping them spend time connecting. Read more >>
CDM Charity Poker Night & Food Bank Fundraiser [December 16]
2020 has its challenges but the Centre for Digital Media's Food Bank Fundraiser & Charity Poker Night is still a go for December 16! This year’s event will be online and combines the fun of a charity poker evening with a pre-holiday Zoom get-together. It’s all in aid of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and donations can be made anytime.
A suggested minimum donation of $25 if you would like to play poker, but it is all on the honours system and we understand that times are tough for some right now. So, come along regardless and do what you can! Several awesome prizes have been donated by our industry friends and colleagues. Tournament Info >>
Gaming & Interactive Entertainment Profile Book
Calling all Canadian video game studios! Submit your profile and latest project to be featured in the Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs Canada Gaming & Interactive Entertainment Profile Book. This will be used to recruit business matchmaking contacts at key events in 2021 including GDC, Devcom, China Joy, G-Star, Game Connection Europe, Nordic Games, Reboot Develop, Tokyo Game Show, MEGA+MIGs and XDS. Submission deadline is December 4. Apply now >>
Our 2020 sizzle reel showcases some spectacular content that is made right here in BC. Looking for some inspiration for what
to play or watch during self-isolation and social distancing, while supporting BC content creators? Look no further!
What We Do
Our mission is to help ensure that IDM, as a cornerstone of the broader technology sector, grows and thrives in the province for the benefit of current and future generations. We are involved in ongoing discussions with the government regarding short and long-term policy development, and working with leaders in education to help shape the curriculum from kindergarten through post-secondary to help better equip BC students for fulfilling a career in IDM. We are engaged with programs to help grow the number and strength of IDM programs in the province, and hold a series of networking and professional development events. Member companies and their employees can take advantage of an ever-increasing number of member benefit programs.