I am of a mixed mind on this. There are reasons why a provincial association has never worked in the past. Plus, if all the association does is set up golf tournaments and publish a directory – there’s not much there.
I would rather we built a strong provincial strategy to grow the IT industry through attracting good firms and helping to foster an environment where local IT players can expand. An association could be a part of that.
Here is the latest report on the animation software industry in Canada. When your industry is not even big enough to register with less than 1% – there’s not much here.