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PCH funding programs for Cultural Affairs

Unless specified otherwise, figures reflect authorities as per 2020-21 Main and Supplementary Estimates (A) and (B). Emergency Support Funds are not included in authorities and actuals as of September 30, 2020 are presented separately.

Canada Periodical Fund $75.3M

Supports Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper publishers; contributes to publishing activities (distribution, content creation, online activities, business development), business innovation, and industry-wide projects that aim to increase the overall sustainability of the industries.

Target recipients: For-profit publishers, not-for profit publishers and organizations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian readers, Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries

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Canada Arts Training Fund $22.8M

Contributes to the development of Canadian creators and future cultural leaders of the Canadian arts through support for training of artists; provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit institutions that specialize in delivering focused, intensive and practice-based arts studies in disciplines such as dance, theatre, circus arts, visual arts and music (opera, orchestral); supports training in Indigenous and ethnocultural artistic practices.

Target recipients: Not-for-profit arts training institutions/organizations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian artists and creators, Canadian and international audiences

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Harbourfront Centre Funding Program $5M

Provides operating funding to the Harbourfront Centre (Toronto), which creates cultural and artistic events and activities to enliven, educate and entertain the public

Target recipient: Harbourfront Corporation.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: the public (local residents and visitors)

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TV5 $13M

Supports the international partnership with France, Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Swizterland, Québec and Canada; enables international presentation of Canadian productions via TV5MONDE; provides access to diversity of programming from the international Francophonie

Target recipients: TV5 Québec Canada (not-for-profit); TV5MONDE (foreign corporation).

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Francophones and Francophiles in Canada and abroad.

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Canada Media Fund $160.5M

Funded by the Government of Canada and cable, satellite distributors and Internet Protocol Television; supports the creation of digital content across multiple platforms (e.g., television, wireless devices, the Internet); focuses investments on the creation of content Canadians want, where and when they want it; supports Canadian television and digital media production companies, among others.

Target recipient: CMF corporation (not-for-profit)

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadians as consumers of convergent programs and creators of leading-edge content and applications; specific funding envelopes for Indigenous communities, official language minority communities and other diverse language groups

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Canada Cultural Spaces Fund $54.9M

Seeks to improve the physical conditions for arts and heritage-related creation, presentation, preservation and exhibition; aims to increase and improve Canadians’ access to performing arts, visual arts, media arts, and to museum collections and heritage exhibitions; supports infrastructure projects for professional, not-for-profit arts and heritage organizations as well as municipal and provincial/territorial governments and agencies with a mandate for arts and heritage, and equivalent Indigenous peoples’ organizations; supports access to new or improved arts and heritage spaces in all regions, including underserved communities.

Target recipients: Not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government (provinces, territories and municipalities), Indigenous peoples’ organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Local communities

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Canada Music Fund $36.6M

Supports the activities of Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs aimed at increasing the creation of and access to a diversity of Canadian music for audiences everywhere by enhancing the sector's ability to compete in domestic and international markets; contributes to Canadian music artists and entrepreneurs as well as for not-for-profit national service organizations in support of the creation, publishing, production, distribution or marketing of Canadian music, including touring-related activities, music showcases and business development activities; provides funding to Canadian not-for-profit organizations as well as music entrepreneurs in support of a diverse range of collective activities aiming to enhance the visibility and accessibility of Canadian music; supports the preservation of Canada's musical heritage for future generations.

Target recipients: Not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, individuals

Ultimate beneficiaries include: music artists, Canadian and international audiences

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Canada Arts Presentation Fund $39.9M

Gives Canadians access to a variety of professional artistic experiences in their communities; provides financial assistance to Canadian not-for-profit organizations that professionally present arts festivals or performing arts series, as well as their support organizations; supports emerging presenters and presenter support organizations whose activities target underserved communities or artistic practices

Target recipients: Not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government (provinces, territories and municipalities), Indigenous peoples’ organizations (First Nations, Inuit and Métis)

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Local communities

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Digital Citizen Contribution Program $2.1M

The Digital Citizen Contribution Program (DCCP) supports democracy and social cohesion in Canada by promoting an information ecosystem that is trusted, diverse, safe, and free from disinformation and illegal content, including hate speech, and by building citizen resilience to online disinformation through third-party civic, news, and digital media literacy activities and programming. In addition, the DCCP supports a community of Canadian researchers and practitioners that promote a healthy information ecosystem, to help Canadians and the Government understand online disinformation and its impact on Canadian society, and in turn build an evidence-base to identify potential action and future policy-making.

Target recipients: Canadian and international not-for-profit organizations, domestic or international universities, research institutions, and individual researchers, and Canadian and Canadian owned for-profit institutions.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian citizens and other individuals living in Canada.

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Canada Cultural Investment Fund $22M

Encourages private sector investment, partnership and sound business practices to help arts and heritage organizations; encourages private donations to endowment funds for professional arts organizations; supports projects involving multiple partners to improve organizations’ business practices and diversify revenues; encourages knowledge and resource sharing and strategic use of technologies; provides limited financial assistance in cases when a professional arts organization is facing closure, but it has a high degree of support for its continuation and a viable business/restructuring plan

Target recipients: Not-for-profit professional arts and heritage organizations; equivalent Indigenous peoples’ institutions or organizations (inc. Inuit, Métis, Status and Non-Status people); registered charitable foundations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Communities served by professional arts and heritage organizations

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Creative Export Canada $7M

Supports projects that have the potential to generate export revenues and increase the international profile of Canadian works, whatever the platform or format; focuses on high-potential and innovative projects and encourages partnerships; part of the Creative Export Strategy delivered in partnership with Global Affairs Canada to maximize the export potential of Canadian creative industries

Target recipients: Not-for-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, Indigenous band councils, tribal councils, or other Indigenous governments or organizations (First Nations, Inuit or Métis)

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian creative entrepreneurs, Canadian and international audiences

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Total Export Funding $25M annually through 2022-2023

Canada Book Fund $43.5M

Supports Canadian book publishers and other sectors of the book industry to ensure access to a broad range of Canadian-authored books via contributions to production and marketing of Canadian-authored books and support to collective projects that benefit the industry and, ultimately, readers.

Target recipients: For-profit publishers, not-for-profit publishers and organizations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Readers in Canada and abroad

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Local Journalism $10M

Supports the creation of original civic journalism that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. A third party delivery model was adopted to protect the independence of the press. Through Contribution agreements, the Department relies on 7 not-for-profit organizations representing different segments of the news industry administer the Initiative. In turn, these organizations give funding to Canadian media organizations to hire journalists or pay freelance journalists to address the need for local civic journalism in underserved communities.

Target recipients: not-for-profit organizations representing different segments of the news industry

Ultimate recipients: Canadian media organizations; which include press agencies, private news organization or non-profit news organization.

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PCH funding programs for Community and Identity

Unless specified otherwise, figures reflect authorities as per 2020-21 Main and Supplementary Estimates (A) and (B). Emergency Support Funds are not included in authorities and actuals as of September 30, 2020 are presented separately.

Exchanges Canada $18.2

Supports youth participation initiatives allowing young Canadians to learn about Canada, create linkages with each other and better appreciate the diversity and shared aspects of the Canadian reality through support for not-for-profit organizations to provide Canadian youth with a range of exchange and forum activities to strengthen their sense of belonging to Canada/their sense of Canadian identity. Involves two components: Youth Exchanges Canada – which funds reciprocal homestay exchanges for youth and includes a sub-component that provides summer job opportunities for 16 and 17 year-olds in their second official language – and Youth Forums Canada – which enables young Canadians to connect through forums, study sessions and workshops on a range of relevant topics. Uses funding in support of the Innovative Youth Exchange Projects (grants) in support of the Exchanges Canada Initiative (contributions)

Target recipients: not-for-profit organizations, other levels of government (provinces/ territories), educational institutions

Ultimate beneficiaries include: young Canadians

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Youth Take Charge $3.9M

The objective of the Youth Take Charge Program is to strengthen youth attachment to Canada through engagement in the fields of history and heritage, civic engagement and youth service, arts and culture, and economic activities. The Program provides grants and contributions to eligible organizations in support of youth-led projects involving youth generally aged 7 to 30, which demonstrate the ability to strengthen attachment to Canada while addressing one or more of the above-mentioned thematic areas. It is expected that the Program will increase awareness among youth participants of the importance of being an active and engaged citizen; will increase relevance of youth-serving organizations to youth; and will increase youth engagement in communities. These outcomes will, in the long-term, lead to increased youth attachment to Canada and an increased sense of shared Canadian identity among youth. The Program is also responsible for managing an annual matching grant payment to the Rideau Hall Foundation. This program uses funding from the following transfer payments: Grants in support of the Youth Take Charge Program and Contributions in support of the Youth Take Charge Program.

Target recipient: Not-for-profit or charitable organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale; Indigenous governments (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) or equivalent organizations with a strong track record in serving youth on a significant national or provincial/territorial scale.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Young Canadians

Indigenous Languages and Cultures $58.5M

Focuses on supporting Indigenous cultures and languages as living elements of Canadian society through contributing investments in efforts of Indigenous communities to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen their Indigenous languages and develop and deliver innovative and culturally appropriate projects under the Indigenous Languages Initiative, Northern Aboriginal Broadcasting, Territorial Language Accords, National Indigenous Peoples' Day, and Indspire.

Target recipients: Indigenous-controlled organizations (Indigenous-controlled incorporated and unincorporated not-for-profit organizations; Indigenous-controlled ad hoc committees formed for a specific project; for-profit Indigenous-controlled organizations, provided that the project does not result in income generation for their sole benefit; and -- exceptionally – non-Indigenous-controlled not-for profit organizations in close partnership with Indigenous-controlled organizations), Indigenous-led institutions, and other levels of government (Indigenous governments and equivalent organizations and their delegated authorities; provincial and territorial governments).

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Indigenous peoples, all Canadians.

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Canada History Fund $3.9m

Encourages Canadians to learn about Canada’s history, civic life, and public policy; provides funding through agreements in support of the development and/or enhancement of learning materials, the organization of learning and developmental experiences, and the establishment and maintenance of networks; partners with government organizations and with key national history and civics sector organizations and post-secondary educational institutions, to give Canadians opportunities to enhance their understanding of Canada, thus building an informed and engaged citizenry. Uses grants and contributions.

Target recipients: Organizations that have a mandate with a focus on Canadian history, civics, or public policy, and experience in delivering programming nationally; or a post-secondary educational institution.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: All Canadians.

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Community Support Multiculturalism and Anti-racism program $21.2M

Aims to build an integrated, socially cohesive society by building bridges to promote intercultural/interfaith understanding, promoting equal opportunity for individuals of all origins, and promoting citizenship, civic engagement and a healthy democracy. Funding is delivered via three components:

  1. Events provides funding to community-based events that foster intercultural/interfaith understanding, civic memory and pride, respect for a healthy democracy, and/or celebrations of a community’s history and culture;
  2. Projects provides funding for community development, anti-racism initiatives, and engagement projects that promote diversity and inclusion by encouraging interaction among community groups; and
  3. Community Capacity Building provides funding for capacity building projects that will contribute to the recipient's ability to promote diversity and inclusion. A separate initiative, Community Support for Black Canadian Youth, provides funding for projects addressing the unique challenges faced by Black Canadian youth

Target recipients: Canadian not-for-profit organizations; non-federal public institutions; provincial, regional and municipal governments and their agencies; First Nations, Inuit or Métis governments, band councils and organizations; private sector in partnership with not-for-profit organizations.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadians of all origins

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Building Communities through arts and Heritage $24.7M

Supports local festivals, community anniversaries and capital projects; funding is made available to stakeholders presenting arts and heritage festivals and events that emphasize local engagement with the objective of engaging citizens in their communities through performing and visual arts as well as through the expression, celebration and preservation of local historical heritage. Funding is delivered via three components:

  1. Local Festivals supports recurring festivals that involve the whole community and give opportunities to local artists and artisans to engage in their communities and/or celebrate local history and heritage;
  2. Community Anniversaries supports one-time commemorations through activities that celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event; and
  3. Legacy Fund supports tangible, lasting capital projects that commemorate or celebrate a major anniversary (100 years and then increments of 25 years) of a significant local person or event. Projects are funded through grants and contributions

Target recipients: not-for-profit organizations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian public

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PCH funding programs for Official Languages, Heritage and Regions

Unless specified otherwise, figures reflect authorities as per 2020-21 Main and Supplementary Estimates (A) and (B). Emergency Support Funds are not included in authorities and actuals as of September 30, 2020 are presented separately.

Museum Assistance $15.7M

Supports preservation and presentation of heritage collections; provides financial assistance to Canadian museums and related institutions to facilitate Canadians' access to heritage, foster the preservation of Canada's cultural heritage (inc. the preservation of representative collections of Aboriginal cultural heritage), and foster professional knowledge, skills and practices related to key museum functions. In support of the Youth Employment Strategy, the program helps heritage organizations create summer employment and internship opportunities for Canadian youth through Young Canada Works. Also provides grants through the Movable Cultural Property Program to assist designated institutions in acquiring cultural property threatened with export or available on international markets. Uses funding from the Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program (grants) and the Museums Assistance Transfer Payment Program (contributions)

Target recipients: incorporated non-profit Canadian museums and related service organizations; Indigenous Governing Bodies and Indigenous organizations with a mandate related to heritage; designated institutions and public authorities federal departments and Crown corporations (Movable Cultural Property Grants only)

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian public

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Development of Official-Language Communities $322M

Pursuant to section 43 Part VII of the Official Languages Act, fosters the vitality of Canada's English- and French-speaking minority communities and enables them to participate fully in all aspects of Canadian life. It involves two components: the Community Life component (grants and contributions) supports the provision of activities and services for official-language minority communities by non-profit community organizations in various fields, particularly arts, culture, heritage, and youth; and, through intergovernmental contribution agreements, the provision of minority-language services by provincial and territorial governments and the Minority-Language Education component (intergovernmental contribution agreements) supports the delivery of provincial and territorial educational programs and services in the language of the official-language minority communities (all levels of education) and aims at increasing the production and dissemination of knowledge, innovative methods and tools to support teaching in the language of the minority.

Target recipient: not-for-profit organizations; provincial and territorial governments and their creations; for-profit organizations; other associations, institutions and foundations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Official language minority communities

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Enhancement of Official Languages $136.1M

Pursuant to section 43 of the Official Languages Act, the program supports the enhancement of the presence of both official languages in Canada through two funding components:

  1. Promotion of Linguistic Duality (grants and contributions), which provides support for activities that promote a better understanding and appreciation of the linguistic and cultural benefits of knowing and using both of Canada's official languages and encourages the provision of services in both official languages as well as building a bilingual operating capacity within non-governmental organizations; and,
  2. Second-Language Learning, which supports the supply of programs and activities for the instruction of English and French as a second language at all levels of learning and the production and dissemination of knowledge, innovative methods and tools to support second-language instruction.

Target recipient: not-for-profit organizations; provincial and territorial governments and their creations; for-profit organizations; other associations, institutions and foundations

Ultimate beneficiaries include: All Canadians

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PCH funding programs for Sport, Major Events and Commemoration

Unless specified otherwise, figures reflect authorities as per 2020-21 Main and Supplementary Estimates (A) and (B). Emergency Support Funds are not included in authorities and actuals as of September 30, 2020 are presented separately.

Athlete Assistance Program $33M

Contributes to the pursuit of excellence through its support for improved Canadian athlete performances at major international sporting events, enabling athletes to combine their sport and academic or working careers while training intensively in pursuit of world-class performances; Identifies and supports athletes already at or having the potential to be in the top sixteen in the world in their sport. Uses funding from the Grants to the Athlete Assistance transfer payment program.

Target recipients: Canadian high-performance athletes, identified by their National Sport Organizations, who have met the AAP requirements; post-secondary educational institutions on behalf of carded athletes; retired, previously carded, Canadian high performance athletes

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Sport Support Program $178.3M

Primary funding vehicle for initiatives associated with the delivery of the Government of Canada's commitments to the Canadian Sport Policy; funding aimed at developing athletes and coaches at the highest international levels; providing sound technically-based sport programming for all athletes; increasing the number of Canadians from all segments of society involved in sport; and advancing Canadian interests and values in Canada and abroad. Uses funding from the Contributions for the Sport Support transfer payment program.

Target recipient: eligible organizations in support of programming that supports the goals of the Canadian Sport Policy, including national non-profits (national sport organizations, multi-sport service organizations, Canadian sport centres), provincial/territorial governments and their respective organizations (e.g., Interprovincial Sport and Recreation Council), and other organizations (universities, colleges, government research councils, others doing research or delivering programs or pilot projects relevant to the Canadian Sport Policy); contributions are made with a particular focus on programs and services that have a direct impact on athletes, athlete development or that offer children and youth their first experience in sport.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian athletes and coaches, all Canadians

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Sport Canada Hosting Program $24.1M

A key instrument in the Government of Canada's overall approach to sport development in Canada; aims to enhance the development of sport excellence and the international profile of sport organizations by providing assistance for the hosting of the Canada Games and international sport events in Canada; offers Canada-at-large a planned and coordinated approach to realizing direct and significant benefits, from bidding and hosting projects in the areas of sport development, economic, social, and cultural and community impacts, across a broad range of government priorities; uses funding from the Contributions for the Games' Hosting sub-program transfer payment

Target recipients: organizations that are incorporated as non-profit corporations under federal or provincial law, including eligible National Sport Organizations and Multisport Service Organizations, and organizations created for a specific bidding or hosting project

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian athletes and coaches, Canadian public

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Celebration and Commemoration $21.7M

Provides funding through grants and contributions to organizations for community-based activities celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, Saint-Jean-Baptiste Day on June 24, Canadian Multiculturalism Day on June 27 and Canada Day on July 1; funding available for commemorations with a national scope that commemorate and celebrate nationally-significant historical figures, places, events, and accomplishments. The activities that are funded build pride and a feeling of belonging, promote participation in celebrations and commemorations and strengthen understanding of shared history.

Target recipient: Canadian not-for-profit organizations (corporations, cooperatives, unincorporated associations, etc.); Canadian business corporations for non-commercial projects; Canadian educational institutions, Canadian municipal governments, and other municipal, provincial or territorial institutions

Ultimate beneficiaries include: Canadian public

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PCH funding programs for Sport, Major Events and Commemoration

Unless specified otherwise, figures reflect authorities as per 2020-21 Main and Supplementary Estimates (A) and (B). Emergency Support Funds are not included in authorities and actuals as of September 30, 2020 are presented separately.

Court Challenges Program $5M

The Court Challenges Program supports Canadians in accessing the courts by providing financial assistance for test cases of national significance to assert and clarify certain constitutional and quasi-constitutional rights and freedoms.

Three main activities are expected to contribute to the achievement of the Court Challenges Program's objective:

In addition to providing funding for these three areas, the Department also provides financial resources to a third party to administer the Program and engage in program promotion to ensure that Program access is maximized. This program uses funds from the following transfer payment: Contributions in support of the Court Challenges Program.

Target recipients: Canadian incorporated organizations that are independent of the federal government.

Ultimate beneficiaries include: All Canadians

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