about we ghostsabout we ghosts
Baby Ghosts is the nonprofit arm of social impact investment firm Weird Ghosts, delivering year-round programs to support underrepresented game developers and founders in Canada.
board of directors
We are actively recruiting for our board of directors. If you or someone you know would be a good fit, please get in touch!
what we do
- provide grants to game studios run by founders who face marginalization and underrepresentation due to gender, race, queerness, disability, religion, housing status, economic status, immigration or citizenship status
- foster community engagement and support among underrepresented game developers and founders through tailored mentorship, skill-building workshops, and business development programs
- conduct research, data collection, and publishing on the topic of equitable game funding in Canada
Eileen Mary Holowka, PhD
eileen (they/she) is a queer and disabled white settler living on Treaty 1 territory in Winnipeg. They are a writer, game dev, and community organizer/advocate with a background in theatre, games, poetry, and health communications. They have a PhD in communication studies from Concordia University and have published extensively within and outside of academia.
They are a co-founder of both Weird Ghosts and Baby Ghosts with Jennie Robinson Faber, as well as a member of Gamma Space Collaborative Studio. They also work as the general manager of Infinite Ammo.
Jennie Robinson Faber
Jennie (she) is a queer white settler community arts advocate and organizer, software developer, and leader in the IDM industry for over 15 years. She co-founded the videogame arts nonprofits DMG Toronto (with Cecily Carver and Alex Leitch) and Gamma Space Collaborative Studio (with Henry Faber and Dann Toliver) in 2012. In 2015, she joined the board of the Toronto Media Arts Centre, and became its operations director in 2017.
She has served on a number of arts- and industry-related boards, with Ontario Creates, Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto, and the Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television, among others. She co-chaired the 2016 edition of IndieCade, presented at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in NYC.
All the studios we’ve supported through our grant & accelerator so far!
A fully remote cooperative that aims to make life better through art. Working on SLAPPYBALL and a secret prototype project.
Toronto-based narrative-driven games co-op keen on telling kind stories in unkind worlds.
Vancouver-based studio focused on creating unique games inspired by extreme sports, unicycling, and classic action sports video games. Working on STREET UNI X.
Eco-friendly Vancouver Island studio making artistically driven games that embrace diversity, inclusivity and sustainable living. Working on Moonshell Island.
A visual arts collective focused on VR/XR/AR, performing arts and theatre, intent on exploring new forms of storytelling.