Aid to Publishers 25% Top-Up Payments On the Way

Dear Magazines Canada members,

The Department of Canadian Heritage will release the first batch of 25% Aid to Publishers top-up payments next week. Those of you who sent in your signed attestation forms early will be receiving a letter from the department either tomorrow, June 26, or Monday, June 29, informing you of the amount of money you will receive. You can expect to receive your payment by the end of next week.

The Canada Periodical Fund ATP top-up is part of the federal government’s COVID-19 Emergency Support Fund for Cultural, Heritage and Sport Organizations. Announced on May 8, 2020, the first phase of the fund included expedited 2020–21 ATP contribution payments, as well as a 25% top-up on 2020–21 ATP contribution payments.

The department continues to process the signed attestation forms for the top-up on a first come, first served basis.

Please reach out to Melanie Rutledge with any questions related to the ATP top-up. You can reach me at or at 613.816.0823.

Best wishes,

Melanie Rutledge
Executive Director, Government Relations Lead
Magazines Canada


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