Canadian Game Studies Association"An organization dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of digital games. Its primary goal is to support the work of Canadian researchers, graduate students, artists, game designers, programmers, theorists, and others working in this field.
Entertainment Software Association of Canada (ESAC)"ESAC represents major video game console makers, publishers, large and small independent developers as well as national distributors.
As the voice of Canada’s entertainment software industry, we work on behalf of our member-companies to ensure that Canada remains a great place to innovate, create and publish video games. We work with decision-makers on regulatory issues that affect our members at the provincial and federal levels; and, regularly conduct and publish original research highlighting the impact of our industry in Canada."
International Game Developers Association (IGDA)"The International Game Developers Association (IGDA) is the world’s largest nonprofit membership organization serving all individuals who create games.
We bring together developers at key industry conferences and in over 150 chapters and special interest groups (SIGs) to improve their lives and their craft. Whether you’re a student with a goal to become a game developer or a seasoned veteran; whether you’re based in the United States or any other country or region in the world; whether you’re an indie developer or in a AAA studio; whether your primary platform is a PC, console, mobile device, VR/AR, or a tabletop—we welcome you home to the IGDA!"
Video Game Bar Association"The VGBA mission is to serve its members, their specialized profession and the law governing their practice by providing worldwide tools and resources necessary to collectively achieve the highest level of expertise and service. The VGBA seeks to achieve its mission by constantly working toward three goals: (1) Serve our members; (2) Improve our profession; and (3) Advance the rule of law."