Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) – Business Innovation Stream | Government of Canada

Value: 75% of the total eligible costs, to a maximum of $50,000 per periodical, per fiscal year.


The Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) provides financial assistance to Canadian print magazines, non-daily newspapers and digital periodicals, to enable them to overcome market disadvantages and continue to provide Canadian readers with the content they choose to read. The CPF has three components:

  • Aid to Publishers
  • Business Innovation
  • Collective Initiatives

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


  • Be in operation throughout the application process and until project completion
  • Be majority owned and controlled by Canadians
  • Be private-sector entities, including corporations, not-for-profit organizations, partnerships and sole proprietorships
  • Have their principal place of business in Canada
  • Print magazines must have an average circulation of no less than 250 and of no more than 100,000 copies per issue
  • Publishing firms must have a total average circulation per issue for all print magazines published that does not exceed 100,000 copies during the 12-month reporting period
  • Digital periodicals must have a maximum total revenue that does not exceed $500,000

Eligible Expenses:

Eligible expenses may be of cash or in-kind value but must be directly associated with the project.

Deadline: October 31, 2016 (or until all funding has been fully committed for the 2016-2017 funding cycle).

Contact: Department of Canadian Heritage | 1-866-811-0055


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