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Canadian Heritage offering $31.5 million in additional recovery funding in 2021-2022

On June 28, Canadian Heritage announced that $31.5 million in recovery funding would be distributed through the Canada Periodical Fund in 2021-2022 as follows:

Stream 1 Reinforcing Recovery Foundations: $21.5 million to assist free, digital and small-circulation magazines and weekly newspapers who are not currently receiving Aid To Publishers funding.

The guidelines and application are being finalized, but we anticipate this being similar to the Special Measures for Journalism application and funding in 2020-2021.

The application portal will be open by the end of September, with the deadline 4 weeks later, and disbursements expected by early December 2021.

Stream 2 Investing in the Recovery: $10 million for a 13% top-up of Aid To Publishers 2021-2022 contributions to each recipient, to be received mid-August.

Backgrounder and summary of Canadian Heritage allocation of Continued Support for Arts, Culture, Heritage and Sport Sector Organizations, including CPF and Canada Council for the Arts, here.

News release of $1.9 billion in federal support over the next 5 years here.

Harold Boies headshotPresentation July 8 @ 10 a.m. PDT

MagsBC, AMPA, and AQEM members will be able to attend Magazines Canada’s Town Hall July 8th at 10 a.m. PDT with Harold Boies, Director, Periodical Publishing Policy and Programs, Dept. of Canadian Heritage (and possibly other members of his team) to discuss this recovery funding.

Contact Sylvia Skene if you are a MagsBC member but did not receive information on access.

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