2017 CASO Sponsorship Package

Apr 21 2017
  1. CASO has developed sponsorship packages tailor to help companies reach thousands of professionals in our industry.  To be apart of the community please contact us at info@casont.ca.

  2. CASO Event Sponsorship

    While we are always open to customizing an event, the opportunities for 2017 include:

  3. Town Hall event

  4. Speaker lunch

  5. Speaker breakfast

  6. Industry Roundtable

  7. Summer BBQ
  8. $7,500 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $5,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $3,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple $1,000 for one sponsor

    $10,000 for one sponsor, or divided for multiple
    Branding opportunities vary according to the event, and can include: Presence and link on

    CASO homepage, Free event Booth, Coffee/water station, “Wifi provided by” 


  10. CASO Corporate Sponsorship

  11. Platinum $10,000
    A Prominent positioning on our website HomePage
    B Invited to 4 member/community events during the year                 C Invited to host 2 Seminars or Roundtable discussion                      D Complimentary Associate Membership

  12. Gold: $5,000 Includes A, B, C with 1 hosting opportunity, and D
    Silver: $2,000 Includes A,B with 2 events, C with 1 hosting opportunity, and D                                                                      Bronze: $1,000 Includes A and D 



CASO / TAAFI Animation & VFX Job Fair

Apr 06 2017
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Back by popular demand, the Toronto Animation Arts Festival International is pleased to present the 2017 Animation VFX Job Fair, this year in partnership with Computer Animation Studios Ontario (CASO). This one-of-a-kind recruitment fair is focused on connecting top studios with animation, visual effects and gaming students as well as professionals from across the GTA and across Ontario, in a turn-key, highly promoted event that is known to draw huge crowds!

The Animation VFX Job Fair will attract some of the best talent in Toronto, from our growing audience made up of students, graduates and industry professionals from artists to executives. A booth or table at the Animation VFX Job Fair will provide your organization with direct access to our huge audience of talent, making it a perfect one-stop-shop for recruiting and promotion to students and professionals from across the GTA.

DATE: Saturday April 29, 2017 HOURS: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM

VENUE: George Brown College Waterfront Campus, 51 Dockside Drive

More more details email:  jobfair@taafi.com

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

Jul 27 2016
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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.

Members Round Table Meeting, JULY 6th, 2016

Jun 29 2016
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On June 28th, Alan Kay and Associates held a Stakeholders meetings on behalf of CASO to develop a strategic plan on how to best work with the various Industry Organizations and Key Stakeholders.  

On July 6th, CASO Board would like to invite ALL CASO MEMBERS to join in a round table discussion on the findings from the Stakeholders meeting and gather questions and comments.  Alan Kay and Associates will be chairing the meeting.

We will also be presenting a summary of the Economic Profile of the VFX and Animation Industry Study conducted by Nordicity, generously sponsored by the OMDC.

Please RSVP to shirlyn@casont.ca

20 Day Time Emmy's Nominations for Sinking Ship

Apr 06 2016

Toronto-based Sinking Ship Entertainment, whose series Annedroids (Amazon Instant Video, KiKA), Odd Squad (PBS, co-produced with The Fred Rogers Company) and Dino Dan (Nickelodeon), have scored a combined 20 Daytime Emmy Nominations. The awards ceremony takes place in L.A. on May 1. The Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be held on April 29.

Read more: http://kidscreen.com/2016/03/28/daytime-emmy-award-nominees-announced/#ixzz453lvqkEO

Calling all Ontario Computer Animation and Visual Effects Studios!

Jan 26 2016

Announcing the Launch of an Economic Profile of Ontario’s Computer Animation and VFX Industry in Ontario

Dear CASO Members and others-

We’re delighted to let you know that CASO has successfully engaged Nordicity – with funding from the OMDC – to undertake the next Economic Profile of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Industry in Ontario. The last study took place in 2012 and reported on our industry’s activity between 2008 and 2010.

Providing government agencies with up-to-date information on our activities is vitally important to making sure that the policies and programs which support our industry are maintained. In fact, the results of the 2012 study [http://nordicity.com/media/2015930vwtwakhhe.pdf] were credited with helping to mitigate the reduction of our tax credit.  

How can I support the research?

Nordicity has developed a short survey [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/] asking for information on your past year of activities, projects, revenues and expenditures. This survey questionnaire [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/] is best completed by someone in your company with knowledge of corporate financial and human resource information and should only take 20 minutes to complete.

To support these efforts please click here to be taken to the survey before February 1. [http://fluidsurveys.com/s/CASO_Industry_Profile_2015/]


CASO and Nordicity guarantee the protection and confidentiality of the data provided by your organization. Your responses to this survey will be combined with that of all our other respondents for aggregate analysis only; under no circumstances will individual company data be communicated or disseminated.

What’s in it for me?

Your participation in this study is enormously important. Your responses will ensure that we can develop an accurate picture of the Computer Animation and Visual Effects Study in Ontario. Such a picture is essential to our collective efforts; it will assist CASO’s work in representing industry interests to key government decision makers and influencers. It will also help companies to understand and take action on important opportunities.

If you have any questions, or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Nordicity’s Julie Whelan at jwhelan@nordicity.com.

About Nordicity

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm that provides economic, strategic and policy analysis, and development services to both public and private clients in the cultural, media, entertainment and ICT industries. The firm has an established record of research and analysis in the media and entertainment industries, including digital media and publishing.



Jun 17 2015


Saturday June 20​th​,

White Oaks Idea Loft 253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada L0S 1J0



● Cam Haynes​, Consultant, Cam Haynes Enterprises

● Paul Gratton​, Film and Television Consultant

● Don Carmody​, Owner, Don Carmody Productions

● Rita Ferrari,​​Director, Brand and Marketing, shomi


​Steve Gow​, Founder / Head Writer, StrictlyDocs.com


Click here for the full schedule and information 

(Before the Door Pictures / Lions Gate Entertainment)