Collective Initiatives – Canada Periodical Fund

COVID-19 and support measures for the culture, history 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.

The Collective Initiatives component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) provides funding to organizations for projects designed to increase the overall sustainability of the Canadian print magazine and non-daily newspaper industries.

New funding opportunity: Citizen-focused activities component of the Digital Citizen Initiative

Collective Initiatives is inviting applications for projects to take place between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020 to support organizations working to build resilience to online disinformation.

Contact us for more information about this funding opportunity.

Read more about the Citizen-focused activities component of the Digital Citizen Initiative

Who can apply

To be eligible for funding, your organization must:

  • be incorporated as a non-profit organization under the laws of Canada or a province;
  • have its head office located in Canada;
  • have been in operation for at least one financial year prior to application;
  • have a mandate of:
    • representing and informing members of the periodical industry;
    • delivering educational or consultative programs to its members and/or other members of the industry;
    • promoting Canadian print magazines, digital periodicals and/or non-daily newspapers or the services of their creators; or
    • encouraging and/or recognizing excellence in the content and creation of Canadian print magazines, digital periodicals and non-daily newspapers.

Applicants must meet eligibility criteria for projects and expenses, as detailed in the Application Guidelines.

Application deadlines

Citizen-focused activities component of the Digital Citizen Initiative: Applications will be accepted on an ongoing basis until May 31, 2019.

Regular component: Applications for projects starting in the current fiscal year will be accepted on an ongoing basis until September 15.

When an application deadline falls on a Saturday, Sunday or statutory holiday, it is extended to the following working day.

Applications should be received at least eight (8) weeks before the planned project start date.

How to apply

Applicants are required to:

  • review the Application Guidelines carefully, including the definitions to ensure all criteria are met;
  • complete the Application Form;
  • provide all supporting documents, as detailed in the Application Guidelines; and
  • ensure that the application form bears the applicant's original signature.

Contact us

Canada Periodical Fund
Collective Initiatives
Department of Canadian Heritage
25 Eddy Street, 25-8-U
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. (EST).

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