Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA) | Global Affairs Canada

Value: $20,000 – $250,000


Global Opportunities for Associations (GOA), formerly the Program for Export Market Development – Associations (PEMD-A), provides contribution funding to support national associations undertaking new or expanded international business development activities, in strategic markets and sectors, for the benefit of an entire industry (member and non-member firms).


  • Be a national association (or in some cases, a regional association with a national perspective) whose objective is to promote sector-specific international business development for its members and industry at large
  • Be incorporated
  • Not directly sell products that are sold by its members

Eligible Activities:

Eligible activities may promote products or services, improve market access, or generate market intelligence. Three types of international business promotion activities are eligible:

  • Direct contacts (such as trade shows, networking functions, meetings and market visits)
  • Marketing tools (such as website development targeting foreign customers, print materials and other materials that promote integrative trade opportunities of a Canadian industry
  • Research / studies (such as custom market research, market intelligence reports, and Global Value Chain studies)

Deadline: Currently closed. Projects taking place between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019, is scheduled to commence in fall 2017.

Contact: Trade Sectors Bureau | GOA/


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