Support for Organizations – Canada Book Fund

From: Canadian Heritage

COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

Learn about the immediate action the Government of Canada is taking to provide support measures and financial relief for the culture, heritage and sport sectors.

COVID-19: Support for the culture, heritage and sport sectors

The Canada Book Fund (CBF) – Support for Organizations contributes to the marketing and promotion of Canadian-authored books. The CBF's Support for Organizations also serves to strengthen the infrastructure and efficiency of the Canadian book industry.

The Support for Organizations stream of the CBF supports: marketing; professional development; internships; and technology projects.

Under the COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations, organizations receiving funding from Support for Organizations may be eligible for a supplement representing 25% of their 2019-2020 funding. For more information, please contact the Support for Organizations program at the following email address:

Accessible Digital Books – Support for Organizations New!

A special off-cycle ongoing call for collective projects starting in 2020-21 that support the Accessible Digital Books Initiative.

Who can apply

To be eligible for any call for projects for the Support for Organizations stream of the CBF, an organization or professional association must be:

  • Canadian-owned and Canadian-controlled;
  • representing or related to the Canadian book publishing industry; and
  • incorporated under the laws of Canada or a province

NOTE: Canadian teaching institutions with a specialization in the book industry are eligible for professional development projects.

How to apply

Application deadlines

The deadline for the regular spring intake was May 31, 2020.

Information on the next deadline for collective projects starting between April and September 2021 will be available in September 2020.

Should you have any questions, please contact the Support for Organizations program at the email address below.

Contact us

Department of Canadian Heritage
Canada Book Fund
25 Eddy Street, 25-8-T
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0M5
1-866-811-0055 (toll-free)
1-888-997-3123 (toll-free)

Agents are available to answer your questions Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (EST).

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