February 2017: The Ontario Media Development Corporation (OMDC) has engaged Kelly Sears in partnership with Communications MDR to conduct the Evaluation of the OMDC Industry Development Program, which offers financial and strategic support to established trade and event organizations undertaking initiatives that provide business growth and development opportunities for Ontario cultural media companies. The purpose is to assess the impacts of the program on Ontario trade and event organizations in the film, television, book and magazines and interactive digital media sectors. The evaluation will involve interviews with selected trade and event organizations along with an online survey of all recipients and applicants over the past five years.