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Applications Open for 2017-18 Aid to Publishers Grant

The 2017–18 applicant’s guide for the Aid to Publishers component of the Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is online now.

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, December 19, 2016.

New this year:

The required minimum of copies sold for magazines and non-daily newspapers has been reduced:

  • For magazines and non-daily newspapers, the minimum required has gone down from 5,000 to 3,500 paid copies.
  • For special category (Aboriginal, official language minority, ethnocultural and LGBT) magazines and non-daily newspapers, the paid minimum has gone from 2,500 to 2,000 paid copies.

The exemption for the criterion to have sold at least 50% of copies through subscription copies, single-copy/newsstand copies and sponsored now applies to all special categories (including non-daily ethnocultural newspapers).

The funding formula will provide greater consideration to small-sized periodicals. Also, it will take into account periodicals from special categories and periodicals that also exist in digital format.

Definitions have been revised for editorial content, newsletter and special issue.

New definitions have been included for advertorial content, original content and sponsored content.

For more information, contact the CPF at 1.866.811.0055 or at


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