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Funding Opportunities

Canada Council for the Arts

The Canada Council for the Arts offers a range of grants for professional Canadian writers, collectives and publishers. In addition to providing support for the creation, translation, publication and promotion of Canadian literature, the Writing and Publishing Section funds author residencies, literary readings and festivals, as well as new areas of activity such as rap poetry, storytelling and electronic literature.

Canada Media Fund

The Canada Media Fund disperses funds through both loans and investments in two funding streams. The convergent stream provides financing for the creation of new television programming and associated digital media projects. This stream caters specifically towards underrepresented genres such as drama, documentary, children’s and youth, and performing arts.

Canada Small Business Financing Program

The Canada Small Business Financing Program makes it easier for small businesses to get loans from financial institutions by sharing the risk with lenders. Loans can be used for financing up to 90% of the cost of:

Purchasing or improving land, real property or immovables; purchasing leasehold improvements or improving leased property; purchasing or improving new or used equipment

Canada Summer Jobs

Provides a wage subsidy of up to 50% of a full-time student’s salary for their employment over the summer, based on the adult minimum wage. The student must be between 15 and 30 and the business must have less than 50 employees. Businesses must apply by February 28 to be eligible.

Canadian Dairy Commission (CDC)

The CDC offers important programs which provide support to both dairy product manufacturers and food processors.

Canadian Institutes of Health Research

The Project Grant program is designed to capture ideas with the greatest potential for important advances in fundamental or applied health-related knowledge, health care, health systems, and/or health outcomes including commercialization