Dear Magazines Canada members and CPF recipients,
As we all work hard to adjust to the new realities brought by COVID-19, the Department of Canadian Heritage has announced that they will expedite your 2020 Canada Periodical Fund Aid to Publisher contribution amount. Yes, this is the application you just submitted.
You can expect to see money flow directly to you under this initiative by the end of April or beginning of May 2020.
Your 2020 Aid to Publisher contribution amount will be the same amount you received in 2019. This will enable Canadian Heritage to move quickly and get the money out the door and over to you as soon as possible.
It is good news for ATP recipients that 2020 payments will be flowing much faster and sooner.
At the same time, we recognize that there are many Magazines Canada members who are not currently eligible to be a recipient in the CPF, and this initiative will not help these members. We have communicated this to Canadian Heritage and we are working diligently with them to try to put together a support package that will address the Canadian magazine publishing sector more broadly.
Please reach out to Melanie Rutledge, Executive Director, with questions about any of this. You can reach me at 613.816.0823 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.