— Last checked and updated April 21, 2022, by Robyn Dubinsky, and May 10, 2022, by Wendy Habif, Langara College Library & Information Technology practicum student.
Bursaries & Subsidies
Magazine Association of BC. Internship Initiative (Subsidy Program): A grant-based internship subsidy program. Member magazines may apply for an internship of 20+ hours per week, 16-22 weeks per year, for positions at minimum wage or higher. Subsidies offered typically run from 60-80%. Contact us to obtain more details. See here for more details about the internship subsidy program.
Magazine Association of BC. Professional Development Bursary: MagsBC members from out of town (including staff and volunteers at member publications) are eligible to apply for travel and tuition assistance to attend selected professional development events. Eligible events and application deadlines will be announced to the membership. Contact the executive director at email@example.com for details.
Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada. Media Fellowship Program: The program is funded by the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and in part by Cathay Pacific Airways. The program’s goal is to provide an opportunity to Canadian journalists to gain insights on Asia and the Canada-Asia relationship. The grants are offered to any Canadian journalist employed by a Canadian magazine or newspaper as a feature writer, columnist, freelancer and more. Visit Site Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, APF Canada has made the difficult decision to suspend the Media Fellowship program, with plans to resume the program for 2023.
BC Arts Council: Provides financial support to eligible writers, artists, publishers, and cultural organizations in BC. Visit Site
BC Gaming Policy and Enforcement Branch Direct Access Grants: The former BC Gaming Commission provides funding to certain provincial arts groups that can show community involvement. Visit Site
The Canada Council for the Arts : A national agency which offers grants, services and awards to eligible professional Canadian artists and arts organizations, including writers and cultural magazine publishers. Visit Site
Canada Council for the Arts. Literary Publishing Projects – Grants for Supporting Artistic Practice: For Canadian publishers of literary books and magazines who are committed to the development and promotion of Canadian literary writers. Grants support the publication of literary books and magazines authored by Canadian writers. Visit Site
Canada Helps: An organization that facilitates online fundraising to allow charities to accept donations over the Internet. They also connect donors to registered charitable organizations. Visit Site
Canada Periodical Fund: An initiative of the Department of Canadian Heritage. The fund provides contributions to eligible Canadian magazine publishers and industry associations through formula-based and project-based components. Visit Site
City of Vancouver Cultural Services. Grants, Awards & Support Programs: A City of Vancouver organization that provides grants for eligible cultural organizations and events. Visit Site
Creative BC. Magazine Publishers Travel Support Program: The program sponsors financial support for BC magazine publishers to attend magazine conferences, both domestic and international, as well as international trade events. The support program is designed to encourage recipients to further their professional development. Visit Site
Government of Canada Funding Programs: Offers grants and subsidies to qualified employers for summer internships, student hiring, skills training and youth employment. Visit Site
Imagine Canada. Directory of Funders: A directory of funders and grants in Canada. Available for a fee; a starter-kit is also available for free to non-profits under $100,000/year. They also provide recommended resource lists and a searchable database in their Nonprofit Library. Visit Site
LIFT Philanthropy Partners: LIFT invests in social purpose organizations that improve health, skills development, education and employment. They provide these organizations with a valuable combination of skills, expertise and resources to improve their operations, accountability and measurement practices over the long term. Visit Site
Vancouver Foundation: A philanthropic organization which grants money and resources to a broad range of eligible groups. Visit Site
Vancouver Public Library. Writer in Residence Program: To promote Canadian writers and their literature. The grant is a four-month residency. The writer will spend 60% of their time on their project and the other 40% of their time monitoring emerging writers. Visit Site
Western Economic Diversification Canada: A government body which provides assistance to eligible projects that diversify economic activity and create employment in Western Canada. Visit Site