The program supports Ontario-based, Canadian-owned book and magazine publishers that publish works of literary, artistic or cultural importance for the general public. There are two categories:
Magazine publishers must:
Magazines that primarily reach their audience through print:
Magazines that primarily reach their audience through a website or other digital media:
Magazines linked with associations:
Free circulation print magazines:
Read the Guide to OAC Operating Programs for more eligibility information.
Complete and submit an application in Nova, OAC’s online grant application system. You will be able to do this approximately two months before the deadline.Before applying, you must:
Complete instructions and requirements are in the application in Nova.
For information on how assessors rate applications see the Evaluation Rubric - Operating Programs.
A Canadian-owned and controlled company is a:
For share capital companies
For non-share capital companies
An affiliated company is a separately incorporated publisher in which another publisher has a controlling interest. In order to be eligible for funding, the affiliated company must:
Eligible books are used:
Translations into French, English or Indigenous languages of Canadian-authored works are eligible if they meet all other eligibility criteria.
This program will not fund: