OUR Jamaica engages Nordicity and Fasken Martineau for landmark review!
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Mar 30, 2017

The Office of Utility Regulation in Jamaica has engaged Nordicity and its partner firm Fasken Martineau to assist in a review of the legal and regulatory frameworks regarding unfair commercial practices in the telecoms industry. This study will also examine commercial trends and best practices in other jurisdictions.

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Nordicity: a leader in ISED’s Connect to Innovate program
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Mar 29, 2017

Nordicity is busy this season assisting service providers with their ftth rollouts as well as helping municipalities, and regions in their funding applications for ISED's 2017 Connect to Innovate program.

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Nordicity Insight: What can Toronto learn from London about protecting music venues?
Posted by Emily Macrae in London- UK on Mar 23, 2017

If 2016 was the year the world lost some of its greatest musicians, 2017 may be the year that Toronto loses some of its most iconic music venues. From the closure of Soybomb to the uncertain future of Hugh’s Room, Toronto music venues are struggling to keep their doors open but efforts underway in London suggest ways to safeguard local performance spaces.

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Nordicity to lead Heritage Services Review as part of Surrey's Parks, Recreation and Culture 10-Year Strategic Plan.
on Mar 02, 2017

Nordicity, in partnership with Donald Luxton & Associates, has been selected by the City of Surrey to review its Heritage Services as part of the City’s Parks, Recreation and Culture (PRC) 10-Year Strategic Plan.

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Congrats to past-Nordicity West VP on her pitch to the Dragons' Den!
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Feb 22, 2017

Lynda Brown-Ganzert, past-Nordicity West VP, pitches her mobile app Curatio to the Dragons.

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Nordicity assists in 'Create Victoria', 5-year Arts and Culture Master Plan
Posted by Carly Frey on Feb 16, 2017

Patricia Huntsman & Associates, in partnership with Nordicity, have been selected by the City of Victoria to develop their new 5-years Arts and Culture Master Plan. Branded ‘Create Victoria’, the plan intends to create the conditions for creativity to flourish in the city of Victoria. 

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Nordicity to help shape the City of Maple Ridge’s 10 Year Cultural Plan
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Feb 07, 2017

Patricia Huntsman & Associates, in association with Nordicity, have been selected by the City of Maple Ridge to develop a new Cultural Plan that will guide the City’s role and investment in arts and cultural services over the next ten years. Nordicity will contribute to the research and stakeholder engagement, as well as bringing its expertise in social impact assessment to the project by conducting a Social Return on Investment (SROI) analysis.

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Ontario's Growing Hub Landscape (Yomi John at WorkInCulture)
Posted by WorkInCulture in Toronto on Feb 06, 2017

WorkInCulture is pleased to announce the release of our latest research report entitled: Hubs and Business Skills Training for the Culture and Creative Sector – What’s Working? prepared by Nordicity, and funded by the Ontario Media Development Corporation and the Ontario Arts Council.

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Nordicity Pleased to Offer Services for Connect to Innovate Program
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Jan 24, 2017

Nordicity is pleased to offer its customized services for the department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development’s (ISED) recently announced the Connect to Innovate program. The $500 million program is intended to extend and enhance broadband service in rural and remote communities, and the window for applications is open from January 16 until March 13.

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Stuart Jack quoted in Toronto Star: CRTC broadband Internet ruling still leaves room for high prices
Posted by Toronto Star on Dec 23, 2016

Stuart Jack, head of the telecommunications & ICT practice at Nordicity, was interviewed by Michael Lewis of the Toronto Star on the CRTC's recent decision on Basic Telecommunications Services.

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Tanveer Ahmed quoted in Wire Report: 50 Mbps speeds, LTE part of CRTC's new basic service requirements
Posted by The Wire Report in Ottawa on Dec 22, 2016

Tanveer Ahmed, Director of Economics and Finance, was interviewed by Charelle Evelyn of The Wire Report on the CRTC's decision concerning Basic Telecommunications Services.

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Nordicity assists NWT Film Commission develop 5-year film strategy
Posted by Playback Magazine in Toronto and Ottawa on Dec 21, 2016

Nordicity assists the NWT Film Commission develop a film strategy to create a sustainable film industry. The five-year plan identifies opportunities and the stakeholders who should have a hand in leading these initiatives. One of the things created as a result of this strategy is a unique film rebate program which encompasses areas of general spend as well as for productions which provide mentorship and training opportunities locally.

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Nordicity's Year in Snapshot: Diversity in UK Drama Schools
Posted by Balvinder Chowdhary in London- UK on Dec 15, 2016

As pantomime season approaches, Nordicity’s London office looks back on the year to ask what is becoming a perennial question: If all the world’s a stage, why don’t the people performing at London’s iconic venues look like the people on the tube?

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Stuart Jack quoted in Wire Report: Investel to launch national Wi-Fi based wireless service
Posted by The Wire Report in Ottawa on Dec 15, 2016

Stuart Jack, head of the telecommunications & ICT practice at Nordicity, was interviewed by Ahmad Hathout of The Wire Report on Investel's planned deployment of a Wi-Fi-based mobile technology.

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Stuart Jack quoted in Wire Report: Rural broadband program aims to bring 300 communities up to speed
Posted by The Wire Report in Ottawa on Dec 15, 2016

Stuart Jack, head of the telecommunications and ICT practice at Nordicity, was interviewed by Charelle Evelyn at The Wire Report on the Department of Innovation Science and Economic Development's (ISED) announcement of the Connect to Innovate program.

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Nordicity Insight: International Institute of Communications 2016 Conference
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Nov 21, 2016

The International Institute of Communications (IIC) 2016 Conference Towards an Innovation Agenda for the Communications and Media Sector at the Shaw Centre in Ottawa last week is one of several events in Ontario this month concerning Canada’s digital economy, however, its symbolism should not go unnoticed. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) Chairman Jean-Pierre Blais’ keynote on Wednesday serves as a book end to many of the ideas espoused in the Chairman’s keynote at this same conference in 2012.

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Nordicity Insight: Differential Pricing Practices
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Nov 11, 2016

Last week, telecom operators, public interest groups, academics, industry groups and concerned citizens clashed before the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) on the issue of differential pricing practices related to Internet data plans.

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UK Theatre and SOLT launch first-ever survey of UK's off-stage theatre & performing arts workforce
Posted by Stephen Hignell in LONDON UK on Nov 03, 2016

UK Theatre and SOLT have launched their first-ever survey of the UK’s off-stage theatre and performing arts workforce. The results will help improve routes into and through the sector, and aid decision-making over the next ten years, including addressing anticipated skills gaps. The report will be published in early 2017, and the findings will be used for the benefit of the workforce and employers.

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New economic analysis to be carried out into Irish TV, film and animation sector (Government of Ireland)
Posted by Department of Arts- Heritage- Regional- Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (Government of Ireland) in DUBLIN on Nov 02, 2016

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys TD, has today (Wednesday) announced that she has commissioned an economic analysis of our screen based creative industries. The study will examine the economic impact and potential of the Irish film, TV and animation sector. The commissioning of the study is committed to in the Action Plan for Jobs 2016. Following an open tender process, Olsberg SPI Ltd in association with Nordicity, have been selected to conduct the study.

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Nordicity Insight: Learning from the creative industries
Posted by Stephen Hignell in London U.K. on Nov 01, 2016

The reasons for gathering evidence of impact are more important now than ever before. Demonstrating an impact helps organisations express their legacy and demystify their activities, and equip trustees, staff and supporters with the strongest possible messages when speaking on behalf of the organisation. Measuring impacts can also help assess internal progress and plan strategically for the future. This tenet is true for an individual artist, a company, a venue or an arts administrator.

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Nordicity Insight: When minor accessibility adjustments lead to major research results
Posted by Emily Macrae and Julie Whelan in Toronto on Sep 29, 2016

We at Nordicity are thrilled to celebrate the launch of ScreenAccessON: The Employment of People with Disabilities in Ontario’s Screen-based Industries, a study prepared for Lights, Camera, Access! (LCA!) with the support of the Ontario Media Development Corporation, CBC Accessibility, Inclusion and Diversity, OCAD University’s Inclusive Design Research Centre, Accessible Media Inc. and ACTRA Fraternal Benefit Society. We believe that this research has the potential to catalyze new approaches to accessibility for people with disabilities working in film, television, broadcasting and digital media. We wanted to take a moment to reflect on what we learned over the course of this project, as far as integrating accessibility into our own consulting practice and research processes, from engaging with stakeholders to formatting the final report.

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New LCA! Research Report, "#ScreenAccessON" Published: Exploring Issues in Employment, Accessibility and Inclusion in The Screen-Based Industries
Posted by Nordicity in Toronto on Sep 27, 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Lights, Camera, Access! (LCA!) Marking 10 Years of Advocacy and Advancement For Persons with Disabilities In Canadian Film, Television & Digital Media New LCA! Research Report, "#ScreenAccessON" Published: Exploring Issues in Employment, Accessibility and Inclusion in The Screen-Based Industries

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Nordicity’s 2016 Price Comparison Report Grabs Canadians’ Attention (Nordicity Insight)
Posted by Sabrina Wilkinson in Ottawa on Aug 22, 2016

The release of Nordicity’s 2016 Price Comparison Study of Telecommunications Services in Canada and Select Foreign Jurisdictions, commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), was greeted with interest from news outlets and Canadians across the country including the Globe and Mail, National Post, and the CBC.

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Nordicity's 2016 Telecommunications Services Price Comparison Study published by the CRTC
Posted by Nordicity in Ottawa on Aug 11, 2016

The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) published the 9th (2016) edition of the Annual Telecommunications Services Price Comparison Study. This Study was commissioned by the CRTC and prepared by Nordicity.

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Globe and Mail: How Canada’s Internet, wireless rates compare with international prices
Posted by Globe and Mail in Ottawa on Aug 11, 2016

Canadians continue to pay among the highest telecom prices in many cases, reveals an annual report comparing the prices of Internet, wireless and home phone services across several major developed countries. Published on Thursday, the lengthy report – which was commissioned by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission and prepared by consultancy Nordicity Group Ltd. – also looks at how home telephone and wireless Internet prices stack up internationally.

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CBC: Canada's cellphone rates rank among highest in 8-country study, report says
Posted by CBC in Ottawa on Aug 11, 2016

Canadians continue to pay some of the highest rates for wireless service in the G7 and Australia, according to a study commissioned by the CRTC and released Thursday. The study, which was carried out by Nordicity Group for the telecom regulator, found that Canadians looking for 150 minutes of monthly mobile service paid more than consumers in every other G7 country and Australia.

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Nordicity commissioned to undertake UK theatre and performing arts workforce review
in London U.K. on Aug 04, 2016

UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) has commissioned Nordicity, in association with Alistair Smith, Editor of The Stage (print), to undertake a research study of the UK’s theatre and performing arts sector.

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Three things I learned about smart cities at Accent on Planning (Nordicity Snapshot)
Posted by Emily Macrae in Toronto on Jul 28, 2016

The phrase “smart cities” has captured the imagination of policy wonks, conceptual artists and start-up founders alike. So when I saw that smart cities were one of the themes of this year’s Canadian Institute of Planners conference I was curious to see how urban and regional planners working across the country for all levels of government, as well as in the private and nonprofit sectors, would address the topic. Accent on Planning lived up to its name and from keynote speeches to casual conversations I discovered the implications of smart cities for Canadian communities of all sizes.

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Striking a chord in Trinidad & Tobago: Nordicity commissioned to develop five year strategic plan for the music industry
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Jul 06, 2016

The Trinidad and Tobago Music Company Limited (MusicTT) has asked Nordicity, along with University of the West Indies Consulting (UWI) and entertainment attorney Lloyd Stanbury, to prepare a strategic plan for the development of the music industry in Trinidad and Tobago.

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Nordicity to develop CARICOM’s Strategic Plan for the Cultural Industries
Posted by Carly Frey in Vancouver on Jul 06, 2016

Together with University of the West Indies Consulting (UWI), Nordicity has been commissioned by the Caribbean Community and Common Market (known as CARICOM) to prepare a regional plan for the cultural and entertainment industries in its 15 member states.

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Superpowers on display at Augmented World Expo (Nordicity Snapshot)
Posted by Julie Whelan in Toronto on Jun 21, 2016

Earlier this month I was lucky enough to join our clients, the Canadian Film Centre and OMERS Ventures, for the launch of our study Pulse on VR: A Workflow and Ecosystem Study at the 7th AWE Conference in Santa Clara, California.

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CFC Media Lab and OMERS Ventures Announce Launch of VR Ecosystem Study
Posted by Yahoo Finance UK in Toronto on Jun 02, 2016

Research into the VR ecosystem and workflows to be conducted by Nordicity for the newly announced Canadian Film Centre's Media Lab (CFC Media Lab) and OMERS Ventures study which aims to identify the key players in this emerging industry and the primary workflows used to bring Virtual Reality (VR) to users.

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