Canadian Heritage



Members Only: The Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers Component is Changing

Information sessions about the upcoming changes to the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers (CPF ATP) were held in June 2018. Magazines Canada members can access copies of the presentation materials in English and French. Read more. [Members only]

Federal Budget 2019: Magazines Canada Continues Working with Government on Modernized Canada Periodical Fund

On March 19, Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the federal government’s 2019 budget. The Canada Periodical Fund’s annual budget of $75 million remains intact. Read more.


Magazines Canada Welcomes the Hon. Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has shuffled his cabinet ahead of the 2019 federal election and former Heritage Minister, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, has taken on the portfolio of Tourism, Official Languages and La Francophonie, while the Honourable Pablo Rodriguez has moved into Cabinet and the Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism portfolio. Read more.

Magazines Canada Welcomes Government of Canada’s New Creative Export Strategy and Funding Program for Creative Industries

On June 26, 2018, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage, announced Canada’s first Creative Export Strategy to promote Canadian creative industries by strengthening Canada’s presence in international markets. Read more.


Heritage Minister Affirms CPF Will Remain Primary Support Vehicle for Canadian Magazines

In a major speech on September 28, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage confirmed that the Canada Periodical Fund will remain the primary vehicle by which the federal government supports Canadian magazines and paid community newspapers in Canada. Read more.

Heritage Committee Report: Key Recommendations

On June 15, the federal Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its long-awaited report on the media and local communities. The CHPC report was released against the backdrop of Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly’s ongoing review of federal cultural policy. Read more.

Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage Releases Report on Media and Local Communities

The report is entitled “Disruption: Change and Churning in Canada’s Media Landscape,” the outcome of a study that heard from 131 witnesses and received numerous written briefs. Read more.

Canadian Heritage Releases Summary of #DigiCanCon Discussions

In February, Canadian Heritage released a summary of the public consultations held in 2016 around the department’s review of cultural policy and programs, called Canadian Content in a Digital World (or #DigiCanCon). Read more.


Department of Canadian Heritage Launches Phase 2 of Cultural Policy Review

In September, Canadian Heritage launched the second phase of its review of federal cultural policy, entitled Canadian Content in a Digital World, or #DigiCan Con, to hear directly from creators and publishers in our sector. Read more.

Note to Members Regarding Canadian Heritage’s Cultural Policy Review

As reported in April, Minister of Canadian Heritage Mélanie Joly has initiated a review of all cultural policies and programs in Canada. There has not been a comparable policy review in decades, if not generations: everything is open for comment—from the CBC’s mandate to our very own Canada Periodical Fund. Read more.

Magazines Canada Appears Before Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage

On May 5, Magazines Canada CEO Matthew Holmes along with Magazines Canada Board Chair and President of St. Joseph Media, Douglas Knight, appeared before the House of Commons Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage as part of the committee’s study of the Media and Local Communities. Read more.

Minister of Canadian Heritage Launches Cultural Policy Review

In a major federal announcement, the Minister of Canadian Heritage, the Honourable Mélanie Joly, will lead public, stakeholder and online consultations beginning in summer 2016 that could result in comprehensive structural reforms to Canada’s cultural policies. The scope of the review is ambitious—a legal, policy and regulatory framework that predates the internet and which has remained unchanged since 1991. Read more.

Letters and Submissions

Magazines Canada’s Canadian Heritage #DigiCanCon Submission

Magazines Canada’s formal submission to Canadian Heritage’s cultural policy review explores Canadian magazine media in the digital world.

Letter Re: Public and Stakeholder Consultations—Canadian Content in a Digital World [Members only]

Magazines Canada responds to Canadian Heritage’s public and stakeholder consultations regarding the Government of Canada’s cultural policy framework.