CASO's Mission 2017: CASO is a non-partisan, not-for-profit industry association committed to the growth and international competitiveness of Ontario's animation and visual effects industry, through advocacy, professional development, and marketing initiatives.

Facts about Ontario's visual effects and animation industry:

  • the industry has grown 300 percent since 2011
  • it now employs over 7,000 artists
  • it now delivers over $400 million in revenues to Ontario
  • over 70% of our volumes are from live action productions, both in Ontario and internationally
  • in 2017 we expect a growth of an additional 30%
  • these companies deliver jobs, training, intellectual property and international market-share to Ontario
Your CASO Board

co-Chair, Neishaw Ali, President / Executive Producer, Spin VFX
co-Chair, Wes Lui, CEO, House of Cool Inc.
Catherine Andrews, Marketing Manager, Rocket Science VFX
Eran Barel, CEO, Snowball Studios
Matt Bishop, Partner/Producer, Sinking Ship
Pete Denomme, CEO/Executive Producer, Switch VFX
Louise Jones, Director of Finance
Len Pendergast, VP of Global Incentives

Contact us: info@casont.ca

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Mar. 05

TAAFI X CASO Job Fair - May 5, 2018

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The TAAFI X CASO Animation Job Fair is a one-of-a-kind recruitment fair connecting top studios with Canada's best animation, visual effects, gaming students and professionals. 

This is a FREE to attend animation recruitment event, targeted at connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming job seekers from across Ontario and the GTA, in a turn-key, highly promoted event designed to make jobs happen!

  • Exhibitors' Concourse - studio and recruiting booths awaiting job-seekers, allowing direct access to leading studios in animation, visual effects and gaming,

  • Portfolio Zone - where industry pros give constructive feedback on your work and share how to stand out from the crowd

  • The Presentation Zone - features inspirational and informative talks for attendees and recruiters

See you there, job-seekers!


Join the conversation #TAAFIxCASO


Feb. 14

CASO and SIRT Present:

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​Business of VR/AR for Screen Industries

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Sep. 18

2017 CASO Animation Demo Reel

Check out some of the best Animation Ontario studios have to offer!


Sep. 18

2017 CASO VFX Demo Reel

Check out some of the best work Ontario studios have to offer!

Jul. 27

Economic Profile of Ontario's Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry 2014 Report

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Caso is please to present to stakeholders and related industry professionals an Economic Profile of Ontario's Animation and Visual Effect Industry in 2014.  

With generous support from OMDC and sponsoring stakeholders, CASO engaged research firm, Nordicity, to take on this endeavour to accurately understand the economic impact our industry provides to Ontario.

Thank you to all studios that actively participated in the survey - Your confidential data was critical in providing accurate information needed for this report.

To download the report, please go to our resource tab (http://www.casont.ca/resources)

If you have any questions or comments, please write to shirlyn@casont.ca.

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