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The Ontario Creates Magazine Fund supports the business development of independent Ontario-based magazine publishers. Funds are provided to assist in the growth of these businesses through the creation and implementation of new strategic initiatives that enable publishers to achieve business development and/or marketing objectives.

Eligible projects should have clear, objective and measurable results.

May 31, 2019 by 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available
Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $75,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.

NOTE: Full eligibility requirements and details can be found in the Magazine Fund Guidelines. Please read the guidelines completely before beginning your application. Ontario Creates reserves the right to revise Guidelines and Application Forms.

Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted via the Ontario Creates Online Application Portal (OAP). Applications submitted by any other method will not be accepted.
  • Before beginning an application, your company’s corporate information must be registered with the OAP. If you do not have a user account on the OAP, please go to https://apply.ontariocreates.ca and click on “Register”. If your company is registered, the Magazine Fund deadline will appear in your dashboard. To start the application, click on “Start new application” and follow the onscreen directions to access the application form.
  • Applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the application process early to allow ample time to compile and complete the necessary information. There is flexibility for completing the application form – you may begin at any time and save information as it is entered. Once saved, you can go back and edit and/or add information until the time when the application is actually submitted.
  • If you encounter problems setting up your company’s corporate information, you can email applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca for assistance. This email address can also be used for any technical questions you have about the OAP.

Information Sessions 
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend an upcoming Magazine Fund Information Session. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the Information Session. Unregistered guests will only be accepted if space permits. The same information is provided in both sessions.

Information Session – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm ET
Conference Centre, Main Floor, North Tower, 175 Bloor Street East, Toronto. (Map)

Information Session – Webinar* – REGISTRATION IS CLOSED

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 (REGISTRATION REQUIRED)
10:00 am - 11:00 am ET

*Note: Access to this information session is limited. Priority will be given to persons with accessibility challenges, and registrants outside of the GTA. Online information session participants will receive an invitation via email with a link and password to login and will be able to call in via conference call during the session.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session but require it be conducted in French please send a request to programs2@ontariocreates.ca by April 12, 2019 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates Information Session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above. Our building is wheelchair accessible. Enter via the North Tower accessible entrance, located on Bloor Street East, beside Tim Horton’s.

Guidelines and Application Form
Magazine Fund Guidelinespdf icon
Magazine Fund FAQspdf icon
Magazine Fund Budget TemplateExcel icon
Applicant Affidavit pdf icon

Application Form/Online Application Portal

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to applyhelp@ontariocreates.ca

To receive notification of upcoming deadlines and program updates, please register here with your complete contact information, including your full name, company name and telephone number, as well as the name of the program you are interested in. 

Funding Deadlines

Film Fund - Production
CYCLE 3: October 30, 2019

Business Intelligence Program
October 22, 2019

OMF - Music Industry Development
October 24, 2019, by 5pm ET

Contact Us

Matt Hilliard-Forde
Program Consultant
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6627


Program Coordinator
Industry Initiatives
Phone: 416-642-6652

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