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Framework for growth

On June 30, 2010, the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Tourism and Culture, announced the release of Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Cluster: A Framework for Growth. It lays out the vision of the ministry for the continued growth and leadership of Ontario's content-producing industries (the film, television, publishing, music and interactive digital media sectors).

Ontario's Entertainment and Creative Cluster: A Framework for Growth Report
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The framework focuses on six pillars for developing the full competitive potential of these industries, including:

  1. Developing private investment and financing
  2. Expanding Ontario's global presence and market expansion
  3. Fostering innovation and digital technologies
  4. Developing a strong eco-system of companies
  5. Developing skills, leadership infrastructure and talent
  6. Fostering industry-government collaboration.

The ministry continues to collaborate with creative cluster trade associations, firms, academic partners and other industry organizations to co-ordinate strategies and activities in support of the cluster.

For more information, contact the Creative Cluster Policy Unit:

John Parsons

Ontario’s Creative Cluster Study

Ontario’s Creative Cluster Study report examines the state of Ontario’s creative industries.

Commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, this research complements the Creative Cluster: A Framework for Growth report and provides a framework of indicators to monitor the performance and competitiveness of five Ontario’s creative industries (Film and Television, Interactive Digital Media, Music, Books and Magazines).

The indicators can act as a benchmark for monitoring the impacts of cluster development strategies undertaken by the province and other entities as well as other general industry trends.

Prepared by Hickling Arthurs Low, the report is based on stakeholder interviews and surveys.