Update on the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers 2020–21

Date: 18th September 2019

Update on the Canada Periodical Fund – Aid to Publishers 2020–21

The upcoming federal election will affect the timing of the ATP application cycle.

Canadian Heritage will begin accepting applications for the 2020–21 cycle once the new Applicant Guides are published. Applicant guides are approved each year before they are released, and this step will take more time given the election.

Subsequent steps in the process will also be delayed, including issuing the approval letters and making payments.

While the release of the ATP applicant guide will be later than usual, Canadian Heritage notes the program will continue to meet its service standards and the approval letters will be sent out within 30 weeks of the application deadline.

Canadian Heritage will provide more precise timelines later on in the fall.

Please note that the election will not affect the application cycle of the Business Innovation or Collective Initiatives components of the CPF.


CPF Modernization
Canadian Heritage is continuing to review options to modernize the CPF to ensure that it reflects the realities of its recipient stakeholders, Canadian magazine publishers and publishers of non-daily community newspapers. AMPA will keep members informed as Canadian Heritage releases more details in the coming months.


Next Steps
Canadian Heritage will send an email to all applicants on their distribution list when the applicant guide is available. AMPA will also alert members via email.

You can confirm that you are on Canadian Heritage’s distribution list by sending an email with the name of your periodical(s) and the publishing firm to: PCH.fondsdesperiodiquescanada-canadaperiodicalfund.PCH@canada.ca

If you have any questions, please contact Suzanne Trudel, Executive Director, Alberta Magazine Publishers Association, at director@albertamagazines.com or 403.262.0081.


For more information:
Suzanne Trudel
Executive Director
Alberta Magazine Publishers Association

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