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  • 16 May 2022 by DigiBC

    Our recent provincial benchmarking study highlighted that issues around diversity and inclusion continue to be a significant area of concern in the creative technology industry. DigiBC is committed to prioritizing equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in the sector by providing education for member companies and the community, establishing meaningful partnerships with EDI-focused organizations, developing policy and resources, and benchmarking and tracking EDI data for the sector.

    Today we are thrilled to announce we will be offering FREE memberships to support the advancement of creative technology startups led by the following underrepresented groups: Indigenous peoples of Canada, racialized communities, women, LGBTQ2+ community and non-binary people, and people with disabilities.

    Free Membership Criteria:

    ▪️ At least 50% of co-founders must self-identify as being from an underrepresented group as defined by the Government of Canada / CMF (Indigenous peoples of Canada, racialized communities, women, LGBTQ2+ community and non-binary people, and people with disabilities)

    ▪️ Company size is 1-10 employees (FTEs and contractors)

    ▪️ If your company qualifies, please contact us for further details at


  • 16 May 2022 by DigiBC

    To cap off Creative Technology Day, we’d like to highlight and acknowledge a few of the major awards and accolades that some of our members have received within the last year!

    Jennifer Twiner McCarron (CEO, Atomic Cartoons & Thunderbird)
    Women of the Year 2021: Canada's Most Incredible Women Leaders (Bay Street Bull)
    Most Influential Women in Business 2022 (Business in Vancouver)

    Sony Pictures Imageworks (Spider-Man: No Way Home)
    Nominee for ‘Best Visual Effects’ (Academy Awards)

    Industrial Light & Magic Vancouver
    Opened one of the largest StageCraft LED volumes in North America

    Jeanne-Marie Owens (VP, Operations, Phoenix Labs)
    Top Forty Under 40 (Business in Vancouver)
    Appointed as the new DigiBC Games Group Chair

    Sony Pictures Imageworks (The Mitchells vs. The Machines)
    ‘Best Animated Feature’ (Critics Choice Awards)
    8 x categories (Annie Awards)
    Nominee for ‘Best Animated Feature’ (Academy Awards)

    DNEG (Dune)
    ‘Best Visuals Effects’ (Critics Choice Awards)
    ‘Best Visuals Effects’ (Academy Awards)

    'Special Visual Effects' (BAFTAs)
    4 x VES Awards

    Relic Entertainment (Age of Empires IV)
    'Best Sim / Strategy' (The Game Awards 2021)
    'Best PC Game' and 'Best Score/Soundtrack' (2022 Canadian Game Awards)
    'Strategy / Simulation Game of the Year’ (D.I.C.E. Awards)
    COO Heidi Eaves named as ‘Canada’s Best Boss’ ( Best Places To Work Awards 2021)

    Cloudhead Games (Pistol Whip: Smoke & Thunder)
    'Best VR/AR Game’ (2022 Canadian Game Awards)
    'Game Audio / Video - Virtual Reality (VR)' & ‘Best Indie Developer’ (NYX Game Awards)