Information Sessions: Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers Component

The Canada Periodical Fund (CPF) is an important source of funding for Canadian magazines. The Aid to Publishers component of the CPF is designed to provide Canadian magazine publishers with financial support to produce and provide Canadian readers with high-quality Canadian editorial content.

The Department of Canadian Heritage is hosting information sessions across the country to address your questions about coming changes to the Aid to Publishers component of the CPF, starting with in-person sessions this June in Montreal and Toronto. Magazines Canada, along with L’Association québécoise des éditeurs de magazines (AQEM), the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association (AMPA), and the Magazine Association of BC (Mags BC) are working with the Department of Canadian Heritage to coordinate these sessions for their members.

At each session, publishers will have the opportunity to hear more about changes to the Aid to Publishers application guidelines from Harold Boies, Director, Periodical Publishing Policy and Programs at the Department of Canadian Heritage. He will be accompanied by Karine Morin, Manager, Aid to Publishers component and David Harkness, Team Leader for the Business Innovation and Collective Initiatives components of the CPF. There will also be a question and answer period.


This information session is being organized by the Association québécoise des éditeurs de magazines (AQEM). AQEM members in good standing are invited to attend on Monday, June 17 from 5 to 7 pm at Espace Lafontaine, 3933 Avenue du Parc-La Fontaine, Montréal, QC H2L 0C7. Registration is required. To RSVP, please contact Nicolas Rondeau Lapierre at


These information sessions are being organized by Magazines Canada. Members in the GTA are invited to attend one of the following sessions on:

Wednesday, June 19 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm; doors open at 1:00 pm
Thursday, June 20 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am; doors open at 9:00 am

MaRS Discovery District
Cafe Room
101 College St
Toronto, ON M5G 1L7

These sessions are free, however registration is required. Please register for the session you would like to attend here:

Alberta & British Columbia

Information sessions later this summer in Alberta and BC are being organized by the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association and the Magazine Association of BC, respectively. Further information for members will be forthcoming.

For more information, please contact:

Brianne DiAngelo
Director, Communications and Public Engagement
Magazines Canada


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