Canada Periodical Fund

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 Periodical Fund (CPF) provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, print community newspapers and digital periodicals, to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read.

Special Measures for Journalism – Canada Periodical Fund

The Special Measures for Journalism component provides short-term emergency financial relief to Canadian magazines and community newspapers during the COVID-19 crisis in 2020.

Read more about who can apply for funding from the Special Measures for Journalism component of the CPF.

The CPF has 3 components:

Aid to Publishers

The Aid to Publishers component is designed to provide eligible Canadian publishers of print magazines, print community newspapers and digital periodicals with the financial support they need to produce and distribute high-quality, Canadian editorial content for Canadian readers.

You can apply for funding through the Aid to Publishers’ 3 sub-components:

Magazine

For print magazines, funding is granted based on a formula that takes the total number of eligible copies distributed over a 12-month period as well as eligible editorial expenditures incurred during that period.

Read more about who can apply for funding under the Magazine — Aid to Publishers sub-component.

Digital Periodical

For digital periodicals, funding is granted based on eligible editorial expenditures incurred over a 12-month period.

Read more about who can apply for funding under the Digital Periodical — Aid to Publishers sub-component.

Community Newspaper

For print community newspapers, funding is granted based on a formula that takes the total number of eligible copies distributed over a 12-month period as well as eligible editorial expenditures incurred during that period.

Read more about who can apply for funding under the Community Newspaper — Aid to Publishers sub-component.

Business Innovation

The Business Innovation component offers support for projects to eligible small and mid-sized printed magazine and digital periodical publishers.

Read more about who can apply for funding under the Business Innovation component of the CPF.

Collective Initiatives

The Collective Initiatives component funds projects for organizations designed to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

Read more about who can apply for funding under the Collective Initiatives component of the CPF.

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