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Magazine Fund


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Magazine Fund


May 31, 2023
5:00 PM EST

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.

Magazine Fund: Diversity Enhancement Stream

The Ontario Creates Magazine Fund supports project applications from companies who do not meet the eligibility requirements for this program through a time-limited Diversity Enhancement. Companies with ownership that is racially diverse, Francophone, or otherwise meet dimensions of the provincial definition of diversity, may be eligible to apply for up to $15,000 in project support. Please see the Appendix in the guidelines for details.


May 30, 2024 by 5:00 pm ET

Funding Available

Successful applicants are eligible to receive up to $80,000, depending on eligible sales revenue, capped at 75% of the total project budget.

NEW FOR 2024: Funding tiers based on eligible sales revenues have been revised. See page 10 of the Program Guidelines for details.

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.

Magazine publishers may also be eligible to apply to the Interactive Digital Media (IDM) Fund. Click here for more details.

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 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 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 watch the pre-recorded Information Session below and attend the Ontario Creates Magazine fund webinar ‘Application Tips + Q&A’. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm ET on the day prior to the webinar. 

Application Tips & Q+A
Date:Thursday, April 18, 2024
Time:10:00 am - 11:30 am ET

Attending an Information Session is not a substitute for reading the guidelines. Please read the guidelines.

Ontario Creates will also be hosting “Office Hours” sessions where applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the Magazine Fund. To make best use of the time, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to read the guidelines and watch the pre-recorded Information Session in advance. Please complete the online registration form by 5:00 pm on the day prior to the webinar.

Date:Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Time:2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

Thursday, May 23, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm ET

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates event but require it be conducted in French please send a request to by April 12, 2024 and arrangements will be made to schedule an additional session on an alternate date.

If you are interested in attending an Ontario Creates webinar or Office Hours session and have additional accessibility issues that need to be considered, please contact us as above.


Program Coordinator
Industry Development
Phone: 416-642-6662

Enquiries regarding the Online Application Portal (OAP) should be directed to

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.